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Progress on the “Gypsy Fireworks” wall hanging is happening. Only about 60 more firework blocks to embellish! This shows the first panel of three and it has about eighteen inches which is not showing yet. Too bad the top right blocks started to get off line. I’ll try to do a better job on the next two panels. =-) The piece is based on the design Gypsy Wife By Jen Kingwell Quilting Booklet. I varied from her design by using my own dyed fabrics, turning some of the blocks on point, adding the cityscape along the bottom, and adding the fireworks embellishment. Basically, I liked and used her strippy layout and all of the block patterns. The original design creates one large quilt and I am making 3 panels to hang on the wall. The three panels will create a hanging that is approximately 72″x72″. More to come as I make more progress.

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Gypsy Fireworks – Panel #1
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Auction Time Again

Studio Art Quilts Associates (SAQA) has gathered the 12×12″ quilts again from members around the world and will begin to auction them off on September 16. You can see the quilts here.  My donated piece can be viewed here.

Meanwhile, I’ve been enjoying these hot, humid summer days by staying indoors. It is the perfect time to work in the studio and complete some long term projects. For now, I’m just giving a peek at the project because the piece is still coming together, but when I get it pressed and blocked and totally completed, I will post a better picture of it. This particular work will be a triptych (3 panels), so it will give me a chance to improve each piece as they progress. In a way,  this is similar to working in a series which is so beneficial for improving all aspects of the process.

It’s going to be in the high 90s for another week, so I anticipate having the time to move right along on this project. Then again, I’m a political junky, and the DNC keeps distracting me with entertaining and inspiring speeches.

What’s keeping you busy? I love to hear from you either by email or in the comments below.

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Gypsy Fireworks Quilting Progress on Panel #1