A Week of Finishes

The month of October passed with quite a bit of  “dithering” on my part – flitting from project to project with “indecisive agitation” but not finishing much.  However, with Northern California’s second true rainstorm in two weeks, I have regained my SOU or Sense of Urgency. A glimpse at the calendar helped also – only two weeks to Thanksgiving???!! With El Nino and the holiday season rapidly approaching it was time to get focused.

So this week I finished binding 4 small color studies. The small studies measure under 15″ each and were all done in American Made Solids. The first two were my own designs, playing with color and then using Gwen Marston’s floating squares technique.

Color Study #1

Color Study #4



The other two were both inspired by paintings by Ben Nicholson, a painter from the 1930’s. Here are the pieces next to the paintings.

Color Study #2

1934 Untitled painting by Ben Nicholson

1934 Untitled painting by Ben Nicholson








Color Study #3

1943 Ben Nicholson painting called The Pleasure of Organizing Things

1943 Ben Nicholson painting called The Pleasure of Organizing Things









I also quilted and machine bound my vintage/retro 4 patch. This quilt used up most of my 3″ vintage fabric sample squares and the last of many of my favorite 2″ pieces.

Vintage/retro 4 patch

Vintage/retro 4 patch

green and yellow floral and special last tiny apple print

1st colorway: green and yellow, plus the last tiny apple print

pink and blue floral print

2nd colorway: pink and blue

purple and green floral

3rd colorway: purple and green








It’s been quite a week. I’m linking up with finish it up Friday!



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2 Responses to A Week of Finishes

  1. Liz says:

    I adore your minis! All of them! Just found your blog via crazymomquilts, look forward to reading and seeing more of your work. Thanks!

  2. Frieda Wisshack says:

    WOW!!! I need some of your SOU :) Still struggling to put away Halloween decorations LOL!!! These are all amazing but my favorites are the floating squares and the vintage (at least by what I can see in pictures) FABULOUS WORK!!!

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