Monday, 2 January 2012

Whew! Just under the wire!!

Well....almost at least. It does not have the binding yet but as it will be the same sand color it won't make much difference in the look anyway. And at 10pm here I'm not trusted with sharp instruments so the binding will have to wait until tomorrow! 

Title:  Five Smooth Stones

Concept: This was the first idea I had when I read the theme for this quarter. (OK, the second idea!) Anyway, I thought of David and Goliath. Truly size was not the determining factor in that confrontation. So I decided on the five smooth stones that David took to take to the battle along with the type of slingshot the used back in those days (and still do in the Middle East I believe).  All the fabrics are my own hand dyed fabrics, the slingshot is made of a very soft leather, the leather straps I've had for years (no clue where they came from now).  The straps by the slingshot are bound with a speciality yarn I had in my stash. I did minimal quilting because I used the two colors of "sand" fabric to create the undulation of the sand. Also, I sprayed the two sand fabrics with a textured spray paint called "Stone" Not sure if you can see that in the photo.

Five Smooth Stones

Now I'm anxiously awaiting the next theme!

And while I'm here.....HAPPY NEW YEAR to all of you! Hoping 2012 will be filled with art and creative challenges!!


  1. What a good idea,and beautifully worked.

  2. Thanks, Hilary! I so appreciate the encouraging comment!

  3. Now that really is lateral thinking, well done, what a thought provoking theme
    Ann B

  4. I posted a comment yesterday and it did not seem to go up

    I commented what a brilliant interpretation and how lovely your piece looks.