1000 apologies for not keeping up with everything while I was at Asilomar -- I couldn't update my blog with my phone and was too busy to haul my laptop down to the social hall to get the wifi. I'm heading home tomorrow and will post lots of pics this weekend.
Being Artist in Residence was a tremendous opportunity and I got a lot done in my 5 days. I completed a little quilt, moved ahead on my lighthouse quilt and came up some new things I want to try -- all in all, it was a crazy, productive, utterly satisfying experience.
My class with Gloria Loughman was tremendous as well, although I still have a lot of work left to do. I love her technique for colorwash backgrounds, so I spent my time cutting and auditioning fabrics for the background above. The 60-degree diamonds were cut 3" -- the rows are pieced but I still need to sew them together. That's a lot of intersections to pin... The piece will actually be flipped 180 degrees so "Sluggo" (an Indonesian nudibranch) will be moving up to the yummy yellows. He is large -- about 30" long and I may start him at our guild retreat in April.
I hit the road tomorrow for a 9.5 hr drive (hopefully no traffic!). Can't wait to see my critters and sweetie again. More this weekend...