The exercise was on texture, but I really quite like the composition of this; I think, though, that I would like to change the osnaberg to black, either linen or cotton, and perhaps embellish it further. The white lace actually reminds me of a garter belt for a wedding, and the other fabrics used are quite traditional. Overall, though, I have to say that I pretty much dig it..
And, now that I am remembering the other time that I played with reckless abandon, here is the "bookmark turned small art quilt" that I made last year:
What do I mean, "bookmark turned small art quilt"? Well, initially, I had done some abstract painting on muslin that I had torn roughly into the size that I wanted, with the intention of embellishing and creating bookmarks. For some reason, I decided that this was not the route I wanted to take, so I figured that I would try my hand at creating a small art quilt. I gave this piece to a patient and friend who has been struggling with illness for far too long, and her reaction was well worth the journey to create this piece. Currently, I am working on a number of projects, and I had forgotten hour much \i enjoyed making this. Now that I am reminded, though, I think that I will try to make some more of these again this winter - if time allows, that is!!