Sunday, June 12, 2011

receiver's choice update - sara's block

As many of you know, I've been working on a "Receiver's Choice" block exchange with my friends at the Sparkly Chickens Yahoo Group. This one is for Sara who's just about to escape from the toils of the classroom for a relaxing, creativity filled summer vacation. I thought that the image of the escaping kite, would be a particularly appropriate image. I envy Sara her extended time off (sigh!) and wish her sand in her toes, wind for her kite, a wonderful collection of shells, thread for her needles and an exciting and creative summer. Use your time wisely, it goes pretty fast!!

Sara's theme was the "Beach"!

Hand applique, hand embroidery, couching, commercial batiks and other fabrics.




Detail of the kite and the waves:





Detail of the driftwood, the couched Kite string and the waves:



Sorry, Sara! I was trying to convey the foam on top of the waves, with the white french knots!! Any shells on my beach would have been greyish and mixed up with the driftwood.

9 comments:

Sara said...

It's an awesome block! Your "driftwood" is my "shells"...the way I see it as I walk down the beach after high tide. (Did I mention that I wear bifocals and have really poor vision? lol)

It's interesting how the three blocks I've received play together so incredibly well!

Maggi said...

Lovely interpretation of the theme.

kaiteM said...

Up, up and away - i love the kite, the sea foam, the shells. It's such a happy piece.

Judys Fiber Art said...

Love the color and texture. Fantastic.

Anne Marie - Toronto said...

Thanks, everyone!!! This block makes me happy as well!

Sara, there were shells mixed up with the driftwood, but as my model was a lake and not the ocean, the supply was limited. I did see a few blue crab shells though.

bethiejw said...

That's pretty.

Rachel Murphree said...

AM, this is a really cool block. loved it on CPS and reading the extra info about it makes me appreciate it even more!

Rachel

Anne Marie - Toronto said...

Thanks, Rachel and bethiejw!! I had a little fun with this one! Of course, I always have fun with my art. Of course, that's only when it's cooperating.

Lynda Howells said...

This is so beautiful..would love to be able to touch this quilt..textures look gorgeousxxlynda

ps..my main blog is now called http://chocolatelifeandjazz.blogspot.com
xx