Week in Review 2021 – 09/10

Join in…

…the fun. Today is the opening day of SAQA’s annual Benefit Auction. Each of the 460 12″ x 12″ art quilt is made by a SAQA member. This is an online, anyone can participate, auction. Yes, I have contributed a piece to the cause.

Blue Dinghy is a tranquil landscape with a blue dinghy floating on water.
Blue Dinghy 12″ x 12″


I am struggling to get my post notifications to be sent to those who have graciously requested them. Every solution has lead to a dead end. I haven’t given up. It does mean my days and hours tend to alternate between time in the studio and seeking and trying tech advice.

My Favorite Joint…

Kitty in the Garden – 8″ x 8″

…Is my studio. I have been decompressing there creating product for the upcoming Cohasset Open Studios. This is my first year doing this. It has taken me a while to settle on an affordable price point product that doesn’t feel like a production line. It allows me to experiment.

I used the border of a pillow panel purchased 25 years ago or so to create…

I purchased 8″ x 8″ wrapped canvas frames. My goal is to have 10 unique 8″ x 8″ art quilts wrapped around the frames ready to sell in November. One thing I appreciate about this is how versatile they are for placing in the home or office. They can be hung the way one hangs a painting, or they can be placed on a shelf. They are 8″ x 8″ x 1.5″.

… a Brorderie Perse bouquet in a vase. Still need to do a bit more stitching, but I am loving the way it is coming together.

Normally, my comfort zone is to work large, piece by machine and use 20 or more fabrics per artwork. These mini pieces are requiring me to select less than a handful of fabrics and let the fabric and/or free machine quilting do the talking.

Am I having fun yet? Actually, I am.

I am linking up with Nina Marie’s Off the Wall Fridays.S

By Gwyned Trefethen

I am an artist who uses fabric, thread and miscellany to create designs gifted to me by my imagination.


  1. Your Blue Dinghy turned out great! And that Broderie Perse vase is definitely a different style than what I’m used to seeing from you. Very cool way to repurpose that pillow panel print. The fabric alone didn’t speak to me but I love how it looks in your vase!

    1. Your are correct, Rebecca. Broderie Perse is not my typical style. However, since I am making product for an Open Studio, I have stepped outside my typical style to create I work I hope will sell, be affordable and perhaps give some ideas about what might be commissioned in the future. I had fun arranging the flowers and flower/leaf clusters in the vase. Thanks for stopping by and reassuring me I am on the right track.

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