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dye in progress quilts sketchbook

Starting a new piece.

I obviously have not made many things since the baby was born, but I’m getting some of my studio time back. Here’s the very beginning of a new piece.

It started as a sketch in my book:
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The night I scanned the drawing, I sort of impulsively decided to make it into a quilt or embroidery. I didn’t have a plan yet, so I just made a template from a printout, cut pieces out of some hand dyed fabrics, and fused them together.
beginning of quilt

Then I stopped to work out some more details. I *love* sketchbook thinking and I really missed it. For me, making a whole piece is like solving a strange kind of problem.

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So now I have a clearer idea of what I want the piece to be and what I have to do to get there. It could still all change in the future, but now I have direction!

By maggie

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