Yesterday, I had one of those abandon ship moments.
The painted bird art quilt (see previous post) I spent so much time on was starting to look like a high school art project, so I had to abandon it. Actually, I've seen some pretty cool art from high schoolers these days... so mine might be looking more like a kiddie camp project.
Time to put it away and move on.
This one has been on my top 10 list for quite a while --- I'm paying tribute to Alexander Calder!
The small picture on the right is a computer print out of a picture of a Calder textile, and on the left is my finished quilt top. I plan to start quilting this today and am excited about the possibilities.
A year ago, quilt historian Barbara Brackman wrote a blog post about Calder's textile works (most were made towards the end of his life - 1960-1970's). If you want to learn more, here's a link. Barbara's blog has really interesting information on the history of textiles.
I'm also linking up to creative art quilt community at Nina Marie's blog.