Friday, December 28, 2007

The Glory of Laury (sorry!)




Here are a few snaps from Applique Stitchery (1966). The simplicity of the shapes combined with the bold colour are what do it for me. And the directness of her applique stitch, which is a very visible running stitch taken along the edges of her shapes, is refreshing.

How could I not be inspired?

8 comments:

Alessandra White said...

Very cool! Her shapes remind me of "The New Crewel" by Katherine Shaughnessy. I also love her color sense. Makes me feel creative just to look at it.

Marnie said...

I had no idea. how gorgeous!

Marnie said...

and, you realise that your apology in the title only made things worse...yes, you knew, didn't you...

karyn said...

oh, yes - you're so right - SOLIDS. i'm bringing them in as soon as i can.

and now i'm off to search for more laury - i'm inspired for my valentines window!

kallisti said...

Slurp! I want to lick my computer screen. This is some of the most delicious applique I've ever seen in my long quilting life. From decades ago, yet so refreshing and inspiring after my many years subjected to the traditional, country decor applique design still popular in Waterloo County. I've always wanted to applique and now I KNOW I have it in me! Thanks for the inspiration! I'm going to rethink selling those hand dyeds cheaply on eBay . . .

toronto craft alert said...

YUMMMMMMM.
and i have a pattern addiction. it's a problem. must commit to solid acquisition! now that's even more apparent...

angelune@TCA said...

oooh, i saw this book at the workroom last night, was it yours or karyn's? i really love Laury's stuff.

Johanna Masko said...

This copy is mine. But Karyn's is autographed!! Lucky...