Friday, May 25, 2007

another one finished

in cleaning up my studio specifically UFO's using the mantra- finish with it or finish it - this one was a keeper. The block had the tree and leaves done, from eons ago, I don't even remember where I was living when I started this!! added a cute little bird, wavy border, binding & it is FINISHED!!

Tuesday, May 22, 2007

1" square pieces of art

I got a fun little parcel in the mail today. 35 little pieces of art. so cute. They are fun to arrange. I'll think I will attach them to a piece of paper or fabric. My pieces are here.

Sunday, May 20, 2007

more punching

I love sheer organzas. I've quite a collection now in orange, burgundy, reds. bought 2 large panels of red sheers & one of large satin stripes in orange & burgundy alternating with sheer. all 3 for $2! I tore some into about 2 & 1/2 " strips & punched them onto stretchy denim. I think it needs some free motion stitching now

Friday, May 18, 2007

beach tide

I finished another project using Linda Schmidt's wonderful guidance. This was in Quilting Arts Magazine winter 2006. The shore is puff paint, real shells & sea glass, painted. the waves are different colours of organza & dyed cheesecloth punched with the Embellisher front & back. may add a few teeny beads at the edge of the wave.

Saturday, May 12, 2007

fast & finished

I'm trying to work freer, faster & funkier. No measuring, no matching just fun. Start with a favourite fabric - Kaffe Fassett - cut out a hole, back with water soluble stablizer & stitch back & form, change threads. as long as all the threads intersect they will still be there when the stablizer is washed away.
PS how do you spell stablizer? stabalizer?

Wednesday, May 09, 2007

gathering swirls

a small page (6x6")
the gathering swirls represent our habits, beliefs both negative and positive that make us who we are.
wonderful little bits of foil under tulle & machine stitched

fabulous mail

I got my fabric charms in the mail yesterday. Beautiful little pieces of fabric art on a bracelet. Ruth did a beautiful job making the bracelets and packaging them.
The bracelet is on a lovely piece of felt wtih embellishments on the front and that was sewn inside a little envelop of waxed paper.

Sunday, May 06, 2007

storm at sea wallhanging

This is a wallhanging I made at a workshop years ago with a quilter from Hamilton I think. Its been that long. Traditional pattern but unusual method putting it together. again memory is sketchy on the details. The leaf fabric was bought in Florida and reminds me of cabbage leaves. Free motion quilting - lots of it.

Tuesday, May 01, 2007

ribbon weaving

This is a 6" square little page made one choice at a time. Ribbons in various colour, texture & width are woven over a piece of thick fusible interfacing - Timtex I think. I didn't take pictures in progress like I usually do. After the ribbons were woven & firmly attached I used fancy stitches & variegated thread to break up some of the larger ribbons. Then yarns for texture. There was one ribbon I had only one of and it is a rather 'electric blue'. It doesn't seem to work in there on it own so I added 2 smaller yarns in the same colour.Let's play - Can you spot the differences!! Let me know what you think. The dark doesn't stand out as much in real life as it does in the scans & photos & it is evenly balanced on two corners so I am finished tweaking. or maybe not, dark on the other two corners would finish acting like a frame. Mmmmm?

Quilt U show

Quilt University has a wonderful virtual show of quilts made from the classes. My Wildfire is in the applique section.
There are some wonderful quilts especially the portraits.