Wednesday, May 31, 2006

I did work some yesterday

Here is the front as it stands now. I have ordered more fabric as I ran out of the cinnamon and several other colors are almost gone.

Originally, I was going to piece the back, but I kept thinking about the quilting, and wondering if it wouldn't be better to have a solid back.

This was going to be the back, but may be another quilt.

I love working downtown. Shreveport is a small city, but it does have a nice downtown. What is so different about working in the heart of the city and working in one of the many office complexes that have moved further and further out? The atmosphere seems more like an adventure, and I love the feeling of the wind moving down the channels of the streets like a river bordered by huge forests on each side. I love having places to walk to, different possible destinations. I can walk to a restaurant, the post office, various stores, Art Space, the Multicultural Center, the YWCA.... There are interesting things to examine --the murals, the old advertisement signs painted on buildings, the complicated details on older buildings.

Across the street and down some from the Beck Building, scenes were being shot in a parking garage for Kevin Costner's new movie. Rumors are that he is a quite a gentleman. Rumors are less kind to his co-star, Ashton Kutcher. This is Mr. Costner's second movie to be shot in Shreveport, and traffic often has to be redirected as they shoot various scenes. That is pretty much all of my knowledge on the movie business, but it was interesting to see the cameras as I walked to work.


  1. Jen, these quilts are so vibrant and stunning! I would definitely make two quilts and choose, if not a solid back, a tone on tone or something similar. Fabulous work!

  2. If you use that second piece as a back, I'd say it would make the piece reversable, because that one is strong enough to stand on its own.

  3. I agree- make 2 quilts. They are both too wonderful to have either turned to the wall.

  4. Ooh, I vote for two quilts. Both gorgeous and dynamic - would be beautiful hung together or in the same room.

    Hope you enjoy the Gwen M book.

  5. Love your quilts. And greetings from another homie. Was born and raised in Lafayette. :-)


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