“The Road Home”

"The Road Home" Cindy Grisdela 2011

“The Road Home” is the next finish in the sprint to get ready for my upcoming July show with friend and fellow artist Jennifer Duncan. The show will be titled “Homes” and will be up at the Keller Williams Realty office in McLean starting July 15.

I’m posting these in no particular order, because I’ve been so focused on getting the quilting finished so they can go to the framer to be stretched on stretcher bars.

And I’ve been away from it for a couple of days now, because I’ve been in New Jersey with my older son, Phil, who yesterday won the right with his pair partner, also named Phil, to represent the United States in the Under 23 (year old) Lightweight Pair event at the World Rowing Championships in Amsterdam in July!! I don’t usually post such personal information on this blog, but I’m so proud of both of them and their accomplishment I want to shout it from the rooftops!

Back to the art–“The Road Home” was Day 16 of my March project–creating 30 art quilt tops in one month–about one a day. Basically I challenged myself to create one 16″x20″ quilt top each day, completely pieced, using solid hand dyed fabrics. Check the March archives for the details.

I decided to quilt this one with square spirals in the center, which remind me of buildings, and then a different motif in each quadrant. There are pebbles in the upper left and star spirals in the upper right. I like this one because it’s a bright, happy-feeling motif and that’s what I want my family to feel when they come home.

The motifs in the lower half are more linear, echoing the “road” in the name of this one.

I’ll have more in the series in the next few days.