I'm home sick today- I've had a cold all week, first a sore throat, then a runny/congested nose, and last night a terrible cough. I guess I should be happy I only get one symptom at a time more or less (still a bit of a runny nose, but not as much). I stayed home today and am mostly just sleeping. I walked up a flight of stairs and felt like I had run a marathon. I should go back to bed.
But first, let me share what I've been working on for the past few weeks.
The main project I've been working on is a proof of concept for the next show quilt I want to do- I wanted to see if the idea I had has enough interest and visual impact to invest the time to make it into a 50" square quilt (this is a 16" square...) This was done very quickly, when I make the real thing the letters will be stenciled nicely- this I just wrote them with chalk and outlined them! The threads aren't the actual colors either- they are what I had on hand that best matched RGB and CMY. It probably isn't ribbon worthy, but I like the idea, and it will give me the opportunity to do a lot of quilting. (For those who see black on black, go ahead and get your comments in, that way the I told you so's have more ring later.)
Second, this is Leah Day's Feather and Hearts wholecloth. I've quilted
it before, but this time I decided to do it as Shadow Trapunto.