Tuesday, May 26, 2009

"After the Ball"

What a weekend! I spent nearly 25 hours this weekend working on my Alliance for Quilts piece, "After the Ball." I'm so glad it was a 3 day weekend! ;0)
Partially finished
This addition of gloves to a CQ project is an idea that has been percolating in my little brain for awhile. I knew I could weave a story around a pair of gloves, and when I saw this lovely lady and her hand mirror, everything clicked in my head.

The gloves have been slipped off and her jewels have joined them. She gazes pensively into the mirror and, once again, feels the music and his touch on her arm...

I think I may have read one too many historical romances! :0)

Anywho...

I've fixed the parts of the button detail in the corner that were bugging me. It "feels" much better to me now. The major components are all here, now I just need to add all the pieces that pull it together.

We spent the weekend before in Colorado with the kids and the grandkids. It was a whirlwind 5 days but it sure was fun. I'll treat you to a couple of pictures... after June 1st!! I have to go do some beading now.

Hasta!

5 comments:

Debra said...

Hasta us right! what a beautiful piece! there will probably be a bidding war!!

Plays with Needles said...

SO SO LOVELY!!!! That lace that you added to the side of the lady circle was JUST the right touch...and the pile of jewels spilled over into the next block perfectly. Love the necklace, earrings and gloves. Bidding war is right!!

Allison Ann Aller said...

Oh Marty, not only is this piece lovely, but it has such a compelling narrative built into it.
Just superlative...it is going to raise big bucks for the Alliance, which is so great!

Cathy K said...

This is a beautiful, feminine, timeless piece! Your work is exquisite. Hugs, Cathy

Rian said...

Marty, this is a delightfully lovely piece. You are so clever!