Is Enough, Ever Enough?

“Fog”, finished at last, whew!

If you feel I’ve been neglecting my blog postings this last year, you would be right.
I’ve been working on five art quilts & several commissions for about a year. This is the very last one, I’m just now framing it & will post it in my Etsy shop https://BarbaraHarms.com

  1. Spending so much time working on several pieces of fiber art, may seem excessive. But, I’ve resigned myself to the fact “that things take as long as they take.
  2. The important thing is to get what you’re working on to the point where you are happy with the results. If you think what you have made is good, you can feel proud of your work. I know that I am really making my art for me, I need to be able to look at it and feel good. If I don’t like a piece I made, it drives me to disration. I think eveen some of the art quilters at the top of the field feel the same way. But the thing is, generally your gut feeling is right, believe it.

2- In all honesty, I am a bit obsessive ( I realize that my saying “a bit” will have my friends laughing out loud. ( “A bit? She says a bit???” ha, ha, ha).

As a lot of art quilters will attest to, it’s hard to recognize when it’s time to stop. There’s always that “just one more thing.”

My statis after about a year? I’ve completed most of the art quilts, a few have already sold. And the commissioned works have been completed & delivered. The others are close to completion. (But… you know, if I reworked a few tiny changes, they could be even better.)

The art quilt at the top of this post is the most recently finished. (That’s if I can reign myself in and say enough is enough).

Here is the last quilt, it is completed. I’m going to frame this one and will post it.

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https://Barbaraharms.com

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A large geometric with curved off kilter strips. Available for sale on my Etsy shop,

https://Barbaraharms.com


I Had A Little Idea

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When making these art quilts, I had an idea,”Why not make several different framed art quilts, each one unique, yet designed to be hung together as a grouping?”. Sold together as a group, it would make an attractive display on the wall. 


I Had A Little Idea

A Look Over My Shoulder, Work Continues On My Latest Commission.

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I’ve made some real progress at this stage, as the photo reveals.

I’m posting a few pictures along the way, as I work on my latest art quilt commission. Feel free to look over my shoulder if you’d  like to follow my progress  along the way. As I mentioned in my last post, this art quilt was commissioned by a psychologist in Australia. The subject she chose was an exotic tree called the Royal Poicaat. It was completely unknown to me, but that was about to change. I scoured the web searching for photos and any details that I could find. What I found was a gorgeous tree.

Looking at so many images of this unfamiliar tree. I wanted to feature some of what I felt were it’s most interesting traits. Rather than doing a whole tree which would not show a large enough view of  these traits. I choose instead to show several branches drooping down from the  upper right side showing some of it’s curving limbs, amazing flowers and the leaves that looked like fern fronds.

.A few sketches to get a feel for this tree.


More pictures later as it comes along.