Week in Review 2021 – 11/05

Overblown cumulus clouds set against a vibrant blue sky
It begins with a picture


I may be eyeball deep preparing for this weekend’s open studio, but that hasn’t kept me from working on Celestial Celebration. In fact it acts as an impetus to keep on working. OK, working on Celestial Celebration is a much needed restorative break.

Image of undulating scraps starting with varied medium blues and traveling left to right, until there are just a few gray and white scraps at the end.
Row #1 is pieced


Image of a long, narrow, horizontal row of blocks in sky colors
Celestial Celebration Row #2 is 3″ H x 39″ W

A slow, steady turtle’s pace suits my temperament. It allows me to both focus and drift. I develop a comfortable, confident rhythm when piecing block after block. There is just enough variety to keep me engaged.

Undulating blues, representing the open sky fill the upper triangle of a diagonally bisected rectangle. The lower triangle contains similar undulating shapes, but in pinks, lavenders and purples.
Celestial Celebration now that 4 rows are completed.


Celestial Celebration Rows 4 – 7

Slow, steady work adds up over time. One row one week. Perhaps two or more rows the next. It doesn’t take long for the piece to take shape.

Image of an abstracted cloud formation in hues of pink, lilac and purple, suspended against a bright blue sky.
Rows 1 – 8 of Celestial Celebration are pieced and sewn together.

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

By Gwyned Trefethen

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


    1. Isn’t the photo dynamic? Both my husband and I were struck by the backlit clouds and brilliant blue sky. He took several photos. I cropped this one to remove most of the extraneous details. Now I’m having fun interpreting it loosely.

    1. Thank you, Margaret. Do you know the garden song by David Mallet? Several luminaries, such as Pete Seeger brought it popular attention. Your comment reminded me of that.

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