Sunday, May 15, 2011

Cooking in the Studio...

So to speak. While I admit to eating in the studio (you know nothing gets done without chocolate), I have never enjoyed the process of cooking. But I have been having a lot of fun playing with these chefs:

I fussy cut these guys from a print called the Daily Special from Wilmington Prints. The black and white checkerboard reminds me of the tiles you mightfind in a busy kitchen. The question was, how much of that checkerboard would be pleasing?

Yeah, I think that is a bit much. In the end I set them right up against each other. I thought I was going to frame them out with red but this white and black print caught my eye. It made me think of onions, sliced and peeled. Double click on the photos for a better look.

The wide border print is also from The Daily Special line I believe. I bought it at the same time as the chefs at any rate. My whole plan was to make a little wall quilt for a kitchen. This measures 16" x 20." In between seams for this kitchen quilt I sewed together random blocks for future quilts. At one point I got a little sidetracked by a dog print. This is what my design wall looked like when all the pots were boiling.


The chefs have nearly cleaned up all their mess now. I'll show you the feast in the next post. :- )

2 comments:

Quiltdivajulie said...

I agree - like the chefs without the sashing. Fun!

Barbara C said...

What a charming piece--perfect for a kitchen.