The Life and Projects of An Avid Hobbyist

Monday, June 25, 2012

Do Something - For Adina

A dear friend of mine was assaulted in April of this year. While the circumstances were horrific, it was compounded by the fact that she was so far away from me.  I felt compelled to do something...anything...but what could I do?

I pulled out my copy of Tonya Ricucci's book Word Play and started to organize bins of scraps and strings.

I did some color planning using Microsoft Excel.  This helped me to best plan the transitions from one color to the next.  I then made a list of action words that I either wanted her to do or to do myself.  Using Kona White as the typeface color and I got right to work.


Things progressed quite nicely an, due to the size of he quilt, I had to use my bed as a design wall.  Here is the quilt without the borders.

Do Something!
It was an interesting process and my first improvisational quilt.  About 4 words in, it started to get really fun and I've got lots of compliments to everyone I've shown it to.  I still have a fair amount of work to do on the quilt so that I can enter it into this year's NJ State Fair.

What'ya think? ~ksp


Donna Lee said...

I think it's gorgeous! And a perfect reminder for your friend that there are good things/people in the world.

Anonymous said...

So beautiful and inspiring! A highlight of tonight's meeting for me. It was great to see you.

Amy said...

Beautiful! Amazing! Inspiring! I cant even tell you how much this quilt moved me.
Lovely work, kelli.

Tonya Ricucci said...

woohoo, beautiful wonderful quilt!. So sorry that your friend was hurt and so far away - that's awful. but it spurred you on to make a fabulous quilt. congrats!

Andrea said...

It's gorgeous and I'm sure your friend will appreciate all the love you put into it xx