January 24, 2010

Watt & Shand Series Progress

I have been stitching away very diligently on the remaining works in my Watt & Shand series and am making good progress. I am well on track to having it done with time to spare before the series debuts at the Arts Hotel Gallery in Lancaster, PA in March. I took some quick pics today to share; the colors are a bit off, but you can get the general idea. The quilting is done on #7, above and below, and I am still really thrilled about how cool my leaning construction worker looks.
Stitching is also done on #8:


And #9:


And #10:
Sometimes I question why I am involved in a medium that is so incredibly time and labor intensive, but when I look at the finished results I have no qualms, there's simply no other way to get such incredible texture, movement, and dimensionality. I still need to do the rest of the stitching on #5 and #6. Don't ask why I'm working backwards with the quilting, it just worked out that way. Then some binding and finishing, photography and photo editing, etc., and I will be ready for the big reveal. (If you are new here, you can track back the origins and progress of this series by clicking on Watt & Shand under "Labels" on the right sidebar.) Many thanks for following along so far, and stay tuned!

2 comments:

Anonymous said...

Wow!!!!!!! I really like number 9, but all the photos are great. The addition of people to this series adds such a spark of interest! GREAT WORK, Sue!

Mary

Vivien said...

Looking forward to the big reveal!