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Monday, August 30, 2010

Free Style Cobblestone Play

I'm playing in my Free Style Cobblestone blocks bag again and what fun it is to already have blocks to play with when the urge comes to create something quickly. These blocks are all under 4 inches square which qualifies it for a true miniature quilt.  Now on to borders and finishing.

Sunday, August 29, 2010

2 Fabric Wrapped Clotheslines Bowls

Ok - Not that I need a new project, or don't have project that needs completing,
but this green bowl was fun to complete....so much so that I dug again into my remnant bag
and made a red one!

Saturday, August 28, 2010

No Ugly Cobble Stone Blocks

While teaching the Free Style Cobble Stone Block to a group recently, I decided to challenge myself to use some of my less desirable blocks to show there are no ugly ones. I'll give away a Fabric Art  Post Card to the first one who guesses which 5 blocks in this piece are my less desirable ones.
(Happy Birthday Melanie!!)

Friday, August 27, 2010

Teaching Is FUN!

I recently taught a  workshop on Free Style Cobblestone Blocks to a wonderful group on ladies in a nearby town.   Witnessing their variety of fabric choices, learning styles and personalities just reaffirmed my hunch that this fun technique works for all.  What fun to see the different blocks coming to life.  I hope to have photos of their creations when they are available.

Cathy chose to work just with blue/yellow and red. 
These ladies worked at stretching their skills and had fun too.
It was interesting to see the percentage of women who came with purple fabrics.
(Check out that foldable trash bin!)

Some of Mary's finished blocks. 

Thursday, August 26, 2010

Classes Scheduled

I'm excited to have scheduled to teach "Trinity Blossoms"
Quilted Pieced Leaf Bowls
and a Button Necklace at a local quilt shop.
Leave a comment if you'd like more details.

Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Fabric Wrapped Clothesline Basket

A bonus of arriving early to give my demo at the Asheville Quilt Show recently, was to see the demo by Joan on Fabric Wrapped Clothesline baskets.  So, into my remnant bag I dug to find these Christmas fabrics to play.  I plan to continue this basket which will mean more remnants used.  That works for me.

Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Monday, August 23, 2010

Yellow & Blue Pieced Leaf Bowls

Complete with quilting, fiber embellishment,
verse, and signature on the back,
these fiber art leaf bowls are
 ready in time for Fall.
More to come.

Friday, August 20, 2010

Thursday, August 19, 2010

"Piecing" More Fabic Bowls

I've come to the last of the
 triangle batik remnants from Marti
using them to create more fabric bowls.
Backing fabric and threads chosen.
Now to begin the quilting.

Sunday, August 15, 2010

Aqua Quilting

After starting quilting a spiral with a variegated purple thread, I took it all out since it blended too much for the look I desired. Now I'm using a darker variegated aqua thread.  Much better.   Ahhh,  hand quilting again.

Thursday, August 12, 2010

#30 More Blessed To Give Challenge

If this blue scarf looks just like another one made recently for the More Blessed To Give Challenge,
it is from the rest of the yarn.  Now onto new yarn and another give away next week.

Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Blue Ridge Parkway Anniversary Quilt Complete

Several members created a block for this Quilt to celebrate the Blue Ridge Parkway's
75th Anniversary.  How beautifully it was put together and quilted.
It will go to hang in Galax, VA before returning home to hang upstairs in the Folk Art Center in Asheville, NC.
My block reflected the camping aspect of the Parkway.
Hubby and I honeymooned camping along the Parkway
and have returned to camp there many times since.

The blocks are just amazing!

Tuesday, August 10, 2010

Christy's Birthday Card Creation

 Fiber Arts Alliance artist, Christy, created this wonderful birthday card for her mother using a variety of fibers and findings in  "pockets" created from dryer sheets.   She said she was inspired inspired by a project in the new "Sew Somerset" magazine.

Sunday, August 8, 2010

Something Beautiful Earrings

Something Beautiful send these beautiful earrings
to me in the mail.  It doesn't hurt that it's my
daughter's business and she indulges my fondness
of asymmetry.

Saturday, August 7, 2010

Miniature Best Of Show - AQG

Congratulations to Mary Kay Mounton, Miledgeville, GA
for her stunning miniature which won Best of Show at the
Asheville Quilt Show which goes until Sunday at 5.
There are over 200 wonderful quilts in the show
 along with quite a variety of
great gifts in the Boutique.

Thursday, August 5, 2010

Gen's Purses

Fiber Arts Alliance is always a source of inspiration.
Gen has made many bags over time and
these two are just a couple of her latest ones.
Great fabric combos Gen.

Tuesday, August 3, 2010

Lime Green


Using only all hand dyed fabric, this lime green piece
is ready to quilt.
 Question is, do I want to finish it quick
with machine quilting
or slowly having it
for a hand quilting project?

Monday, August 2, 2010

Decolourant Playing Again

Can you tell the difference from the
and the White Decolourant?
Hand made and store purchased
stamps and Decolourant
can create fun results.

Sunday, August 1, 2010

Party Hats!

These fun quilted art party hats will be in the
Boutique as part of the
I've made several of these for our own parties and
hopefully others will want to
have and enjoy some too!