Monday, December 30, 2013

December 30, 2013

I can finally print an ACCEPTANCE letter!  I will have a quilt in a special exhibit at Hampton  at the end of February, and it will also travel to New Jersey the following month.

The special exhibit is called "A is for Applique", comprised of 34 quilts made by members of the Baltimore Applique Society.

My quilt, "Orange Lotus", is based on blocks from Tile Quilt Revival and the border is my original design. It is all hand appliqued, but I did machine quilt it on my domestic machine.

December 30, 2013

Holiday making and behind on blogging!

 guild exchange blocks

 baby quilt for a friend

 local charity auction donation, quilted by my friend Margaret.

 I designed and carved a stamp to make some ornaments for friends.

 I sewed my printed fabric onto a felt backing, and added some ribbon hangers with decorative buttons.

 I made approximately a bajillion of these felt bacon ornaments.

and finally, a collage for my hubby, made from an Abita beer wrapper, sheet music and various other ephemera with acrylic paint, gel medium and pastels.

Monday, November 25, 2013

November 24, 2013

mounting two collages onto painted canvas. 

mixed media collage: acrylic paint and acrylic medium, ephemera, rubons, faber-castel gelatos, sharpie marker.

These will be auctioned at Artistic Artifacts in Alexandria, VA January 18-February 8th, 2014, to benefit Food for Others. 

November 23, 2013

finished adding applique and now the boring bit....machine stitching around all those leaves. not my favorite job.

November 14, 2013

this is an orphan block quilt i pulled out of the closet. i had a plan for applique so i added some fusible applique. i decided the branches would be easier done in hand applique.

Tuesday, October 29, 2013

October 29, 2013

borders quilted and sewn on (quilt as you go method). can you see why i love the natural light in my sewing area?

i added some gold shiva paintstick.

Sunday, October 27, 2013

October 27, 2013

what I started with this weekend

added script writing with a Fabrico marker.

 then quilt, quilt, quilt, quilt.

added more marker in the main design for contrast.

a detail showing quilting.

Monday, October 21, 2013

October 21, 2013

starting the quilt-stamping with a hand carved stamp and prochem fabric paint.

I used this tool, a flexible drafting curve, to stamp the stems and the leaves.

 A rare photo of me sister is visiting and she took this for me.

today's very special helpers.

October 19, 2013

carving a stamp

testing on paper first

then on fabric, trying out some different colors

Sunday, October 13, 2013

Monday, October 7, 2013

October 6, 2013

Starting a new project (despite really needing to finish a bunch).

my tireless helpers

Thursday, October 3, 2013

Thursday, September 26, 2013

September 25, 2013

trying a new embellishment idea on my binding. it was a bad binding day...ripped the first binding off twice before i decided to just start over. like this choice better anyway. maybe my subconscious was trying to tell me that.

Monday, September 23, 2013

September 23, 2013

I just found out about an amazing e-course for helping entrepreneurs create a specialized brand.  It starts tomorrow so no time to dilly-dally!

So check out this amazing course with Monica Lee!

Monday, September 16, 2013

September 16, 2013

I had fun quilting the heck out of this little piece.

Back when I started this project, I wasn't sure I liked it much. But it is starting to grow on me.

Minou was my helper of the day.

I quilted this little holiday hanging.

I have a stack of small quilts waiting for me to get to them.

September 14, 2013

fun time at Katz's bee today.