Saturday, 14 July 2012

Shattered Lives

I remember "The Days of Wine and Roses" movie.  (Yes...I'm THAT old!). A very sad movie. I was stumped at first and didn't think I could even get my head around this one. But that is the advantage of having another artist in residence with you.  REALLY in residence...Wil is visiting me for several weeks. We were brainstorming and first one thing and then another and we came up with ideas for both our quilts. She was gracious enough to let me post first since so far I've always been the LAST one!! ;-)  And it is so much easier to get stuff done when someone else is working along side you sometimes. We do tend to spur each other on. 

Having seen the devastation of the subject of the movie in real people. I chose a "shattered" dark background with a spilled glass of wine on it. All the fabric (except the organza for the wine glass) are from my hand-dyed stash. I was thrilled to find the piece for the wine. A little fussy cutting and overlapping and I love the way it seems to splash onto the quilt.

So, the challenge is met.....and I'm not last!!!!!!!

Shattered Lives
12" X 12"

1 comment:

  1. The organza for the glass works well and the background is such a good foil for your main image.
    I do not know the film so will have to put my mind to this challenge.
    Irene MacWilliam