Show and Tell

This summer I have been GSD - Getting S#*! Done. Here is my little Show and Tell of what I have been working on. I am happy to say that I have three finished quilts to show for it. First up, "Request and Dedication". Also Known As "the record quilt" or "the spinning plate quilt".

Request and Dedication Timna Tarr 75″x75″ 2013 photo by Stephen Petegorsky

I learned a tremendous amount while working on this quilt and I am very glad it is finished.

Request and Dedication - detail Timna Tarr 75″x75″ 2013 photo by Stephen Petegorsky

"Strung Along II, Log Cabin Var." is string pieced onto a muslin foundation and is the second in a series. "Strung Along" being the first. I am sure I will make more of these. I love the improvisational piecing, and working with scraps of fabric. Scrappy quilts sing to me in a way that more planned quilts do not.

Strung Along II: Log Cabin var. Timna Tarr 44"″x51″ 2013 photo by Stephen Petegorsky

Strung Along II: Log Cabin var. - detail Timna Tarr 44"″x51″ 2013 photo by Stephen Petegorsky

And just in the last few weeks I made this little river/mountain quilt. This may be the closest I ever get to making a landscape quilt. It is a montage of snapshots of the Happy Valley in which I live.

Valley Snapshots Timna Tarr 36.5″x32″ 2013

Valley Snapshots - detail Timna Tarr 36.5″x32″ 2013

This little landscape has already sparked a series, as I have pieced together another top based on the river/mountain premise.

Now, if only my desk were cleaned off and my paperwork was filed away, I would really feel as if I accomplished something.