Neither here nor there.
I make art quilts. I made my last 'bed quilt' when I was in my twenties I made a beautiful quilt for my parents in navy blues and creams, and when I gave it to them my dad gave it back to me and said "it's not brown". I swore then I'd never make another quilt for a bed ever again, and I haven't! It was king sized and it took me two years to hand stitch and quilt that sucker while going to college and working two jobs.The video gets me to thinking about the difference between art and craft. There are so many levels in quilting: thread painting; landscape quilts, watercolor quilts; collage; portrait; paint; embellishment/embroidery; reverse quilting where you cut out pieces/holes and quilt an underlying fabric into it; stained glass; dyeing fabric - so many different ideas. Lots of room to grow.
I love the open hexie spaces she created in that one piece, a friend of mine mailed me some hexies she cut for me from some heavy stock paper so I am hoping to create something this week with them for the crazy quilt I'm working on, and those blocks are hexagon-shaped as well.
I'm also working on a necklace for myself, I found a really cute necklace at a thrift shop that OC bought for me for all of $3, however, it's too short, so I've been going through my beads both vintage and new, and bought some new wire and findings (silver the original was gold to which I'm allergic), and plan to make the necklace longer this afternoon. It's four strands and I've never worked on a multi-strand necklace before so this could get interesting. I bought plenty of crimp beads (50% off) at Hobby Lobby last night and a pair of crimping pliers (the only jewelry making tool I did not own) to practice with first. I also bought wire guards and crimp covers I'd never heard of them until last week when I was watching a video on how to make a bracelet.