A great big cloud has been stuck over Seattle the last few days.It seems to move only up and down--dense fog or white sky, neither one letting the sun shine through.
But it's a great backdrop for color that comes about through creativity.
Yesterday, I started the day with my weekly trip to the local farmer's market.
In my neighborhood, they close a street on Sundays and farmers come to sell their bounty.
So there I am, buying my veggies, and I turn around to see...
This beautiful woman with her hand-embroidered jacket! She was very gracious as I gushed over her thrift store jacket, which she embellished herself. Check out the handmade treasures at her etsy shop.
Then I spotted this bunch of kimonos hanging on a fence with a sign, $20 each!
Of course, I just couldn't walk away from the one on the left.
It's a heavier silk or silk/cotton mix. LOTS of yardage!
The show is up at Island Quilter through October 31.
I'm loving her collage quilts, inspired by Edrica Huws.
I've been told that Freddy uses a glue stick to secure the pieces onto her black and white background.
Em's been using this technique for years.
Here are a few of my favorite quilts in the show.
How about those buttons and yo-yos?
Notice the 3-D dragonfly on the right side.
Of course, I had to buy some large floral fabrics and come home and cut them out.
Hmm, maybe I should try them against a white sky.