Friday, September 25, 2015

Week in Review 2015 - 09/25

The subtle sunrise viewed from our
balcony, this morning.
Tips, Thoughts and Techniques:

Not all sunrises are dramatic, just as not all days in the studio produce dramatic progress. Perhaps that is what makes the dramatic ones so special. There is also something to say for the soothing tranquility of simple, unhurried and casual days.

Margaret "Muv" Porwal has been following my progress this year as I work on my Deconstructed Sunrise series. So, when she was treated to a stunning sunset at her home, she snapped a picture and sent it my way. I asked, and received permission from, Muv to use her photograph in my series. If you have pictures taken of sunrises and sunsets that you are willing to share and allow me to use, please, please send them to me.
Margaret "Muv" Porwal captured this dramatic
sunset from her attic. 

Although I continued to make progress on Deconstructed Sunrise #3 this week, it was of the subtle variety and like last week, much of it is hidden behind freezer paper. I'm expecting the dramatic unveiling next week or the week after.

1) Continue piecing Deconstructed Sunrise #3 (Due November 30, 2015) - Done!

2) Free motion quilting practice. - Done!

Leah Day has been having fun with pumpkins, now that Halloween is just around the corner. I loved the look of the Twisted Tendril motif she came up with as a subtle backdrop for the more intensely quilted pumpkin. Naturally, I had to give it a try. This would make a fabulous design for borders and sashings.

3) Post the number of days I have worked in my studio in 2015 - 77/126
I started piecing the lower 25% of the sunrise sky. Quite a
contrast from the upper section of inky blues.

Twisted Tendril, free motion quilting motif designed
by Leah Day. 
4) Perform a random act of kindness - Done!

My calendar is relatively free next. I'm hoping that I will have the energy and focus to push forward at a faster pace. I am eager to spend my time finishing the piecing of Deconstructed Sunrise #3, or at least to see the finish line on the horizon.

1) Continue piecing Deconstructed Sunrise #3 (Due November 30, 2015)

2) Free motion quilting practice. 

3) Post the number of days I have worked in my studio in 2015

4) Perform a random act of kindness 

I am now linking up to two blogs on Fridays. The first is Nina Marie's Off the Wall Fridays and the second is Free Motion Mavericks.


  1. Love the subtle colors of your sunrise!!

  2. Love Leah Day! I have all her craftsy classes. Thank you for talking about the whirls and swirls videos last week. I checked them out and am enjoying them.

  3. Two photos coming your way via email. A sunrise over our forested mountains in NC and an ocean sunset in Mexico

  4. Hello Gwyned,

    Glad you love the photo, and that you have more coming to you.

    The FMQ looks like fun to do. The finished effect is like twisted ribbon.

    Thank you for linking up with Free Motion Mavericks!

    Love, Muv