Monday, May 17, 2010

Remnants #4 and #5

I'm back from a lovely 4 day stay at the Eastern Shore and have two more Remnant pieces to show you...


Making these 'Remnants' is so soul satisfying. They feel good in my hands and please my eyes!

Both are listed in my shop...


Remnant #4 can be found here,

and...


Remnant #5 can be found here.

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P.S. The shore was beautiful, and was just what the doctor ordered!


Here are two views from my room's porch...




... total bliss!

40 comments:

Colleen MacDonald said...

Total bliss is RIGHT! How lovely for you, and of course I love your remnants!

Blue Is Bleu said...

O_O

So. Awesome.

britt said...

Ah, more shot cotton love! I like how the edges are wobbly. That takes guts!

dosfishes said...

What a gorgeous place to be and I feel so lucky that I just swooped in and purchased remnant #4, my favorite colors, can't wait! Yipee!!! Corrine

Minka's Studio said...

Wonderful work. If you've not seen this video re: boro textitles, it may be of interest to you:
http://gaijincreations.blogspot.com/2010/03/interesting-video-about-boro-textiles.html

Care to say where you were? It's lovely and looks worthy of adding to a "list of places to stay."

pioneervalleygirl said...

Beautiful! I can see why the remnants are so appealing.

Stephanie said...

Nice bit of R & R. Your new remnants must have sold the minute you listed them. Love them.

Jackie said...

I must say that I am loving your total bliss! That view is to die for, just gorgeous. And your remnants are beautiful too! Love them!

Fer said...

You look radiant! And it shines through your latest work. What an inspiring place to stay. :)

Allie said...

Oh that VIEW. Lucky you! Love your latest pieces!

XUE said...

Welcome home, Vic! Love the gorgeous blues in the skies & in your work!

Cheryl Arkison said...

Bliss indeed! Love the new pieces.

Jude said...

Stunning...
both quilts and view....
Love them both
Take care

nicolette said...

Those views are stunning!

Kickcan and Conkers said...

Wonderful photos - glad you enjoyed yourself. The remnants are gorgeous, as always. Love the colours!

Kaye Turner said...

Lovely!

vadjutka said...

beautiful pieces - and they are already sold! that was fast! :-)

Wilma NC said...

Love your stuff!!! Where did you come up with the idea for these pieces? I am retiring in December and have decided that for the first couple of years I will only make things using my stash, and had envisioned scrappy pieced small items similar to yours. But, now I have to come up with another plan lest I be accused of copying, lol. But I do love your work.

patty a. said...

A day late again - the pieces are already sold! Good for you! They are fantastic as usual! The shore looks wonderful! I am glad to hear you had a relaxing time.

Dee / Cloth Company said...

soul satisfying to SEE, too, even online, on screen, without the benefits of touch... such nice work.

pippapatchwork.com said...

Gorgeous work, as always!

Glad you got in a little getaway. Vacations are so good for the soul.

Michelle Engel Bencsko said...

How breezy and refreshed you look! I love the shapes of these pieces- so REAL.

Victoria said...

Thanks everyone!

Minka's Studio, Thanks for the link! I've seen this before and think it's wonderful! Also, I stayed at Harbourtowne In St. Michaels, Maryland.

Wilma, the remnant pieces were inspired by some pictures of heavily patched Japanese Boro: see here and the old falling down and oddly patched barn structures surrounding where I live. The stitches I use, (like dashes and x's) are just part of the hand stitch vocabulary that I have used over the years.

Victoria said...

Hmm... I don't think that link above is working. You can see the pictures of boro that inspired the Remnant pieces here:

http://threads.srithreads.com/2010/02/01/a-boro-futon-cover-and-the-versatility-of-zokin/

La Dolce Vita said...

beautiful work!

Kim said...

Victoria do you have a local source for your shot cotton or are you buying it online? You've inspired me to try using some but I can't find any!
Love your latest creations but as usual I'm too late to get one! The colors are just divine.

Happy sewing

Victoria said...

Kim, It's getting hard for me to find as well. I use to get it locally, but the quilt shop has changed owners and despite repeated promises to restock, it appears that it is low on their priority list. Lately I have been purchasing on line thru Pink Chalk Studio.

Jane Moxey said...

I love these remnant pieces! I'm working on a little indigo boro-inspired sampler and can't wait to start working with some colorful fabric and threads! Glad you had a nice vacation! What a beautiful sunset!

Deborah said...

Beautiful pieces! I love the colors and the stitching!

Suzie said...

Simply beautiful, everything matches, the color, the pieces, the stitches, it is more than eye candy! I think my doctor would recommend me the same place where you were, so peaceful!

picciolo said...

wow what views! That looks like an amazining place, I'm glad you had a good time
: )

stephie @ Narrative Self said...

What a beautiful place to live - and visit! I know what you mean about the feel of quilting in your hands, I think your work shows just how much you love that :)

karen said...

that view is glorious!! and your work is lovely as ever, what I wouldn't give to run my hands over them!

High Desert Diva said...

Love the colors in your remnants.

What beautiful views you had from your room. I love east coast talk. No one I know on the west coast refers to the beach as shore....

Same with purse/pocketbook.

I love regional dialect.

Ro Bruhn said...

These are gorgeous, such fabulous colour combinations.

Hey Harriet said...

Bliss indeed! What super views! I'm glad you had a wonderful time away. It's important to take time off and escape every now and again to recharge the batteries!

I love your new pieces too!

RosaMarĂ­a said...

ohhh that view!!! lucky you!

Jackie said...

I can just imagine how those quilts feel and they please me just to see them. i can understand the pleasure you get from making them. Congratulations on the QA article and the Hurricane quilt is so beautiful and emotional.

What Comes Next? said...

I love your remmnant series - each one is such a wonderful piece of art.

prashant said...

I like how the edges are wobbly. That takes guts!
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