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Thursday, March 31, 2011

"God Is For Us"

As I was retrieving this black/white batik remnant from the bin, I was reminded that a generous soul mailed me3/4 yard more of it...woohoo.  This red collaged 4 X 6 quilted Art piece with screen fiber features
Romans 8:31, "If GOD is for us, who can be against us?"

Wednesday, March 30, 2011

"The Lord Is My Shepherd"

Collaged blue and green batik remnants combine with stamped lamb, verse and inked circles for this Created By Hand Challenge piece.  I first tried the lamb and verse on organza but it didn't present well.  I actually prefer this as the LORD is The pure white and spotless Lamb.

Tuesday, March 29, 2011

"Be Glad In It"

Not being certain what the black dotted remnant is the remnant of, yet it adds just the right finishing touch to this red collaged, and organza ribbon piece reminding me that
"This is the day which the Lord hath made; we WILL (emphasis mine) rejoice and be glad in it."
Psalm 118:24

Monday, March 28, 2011

"The Lord Bless You And Keep You"

"The Lord bless you and keep you; the Lord make His face shine on you and be gracious to you.  Numbers 6:24&25
Brown batik fabrics collaged with screen fiber, ribbon embellishment and inked verse combine for this small 4 X 6 inch piece of quilted art.

Sunday, March 27, 2011

Rejoice

Aqua thread highlights this collaged post card. 
A good reminder that no matter what is happening
"This is the day the Lord hath made; we will rejoice and be glad in it"

Saturday, March 26, 2011

"When You Pass Through The Floods"

Brown is not  my top fabric color of choice, but I do like it since it has a masculine sense and it works well for gift for the males in our lives.

Friday, March 25, 2011

"My Rock & My Fortress"

Collaged brown batik fabrics combine with screen fiber and the verse from Psalm 18:2 -
"The Lord is my Rock and my Fortress and my Deliverer"

Thursday, March 24, 2011

Map Envelope

Created using a brochure for the Asheville Downtown Trolley Tour,
this envelope will be fun to send out at a future date.
Having fun envelopes ready to send is great!

Wednesday, March 23, 2011

More - Mail Art Class

More Mail Art Class fun includes Michele's creation where the tree top is made using flower rubbings while her butterfly is mostly of watercolor paints.
We also cut out ransome style letters creating more fun envelopes.
These 2 envelopes were a group creation as we each did a part then passed it around the table.  We all mailed one to each one so it will be fun to get them in the mail soon.

Tuesday, March 22, 2011

"...Waters, I Will Be With You"

"When you pass through the waters, I will be with you; and when you pass through the floods, they will not sweep over you." Isaiah 43:2
What a great reminder of God's faithfulness and care. 
4 X 6 frameable quilted art.  Machine Quilted.

Monday, March 21, 2011

Mail Art Class

Considering that I already mail out many colorful pieces of art using fabric and fiber, being gifted  a weekend class at John C. Campbell Folk School of Mail Art Class taught by Mr. Jeff Menzer 
was a treat.  This group project was later cut up to create large envelopes for mailing.

 I learned a bit about using watercolors and am looking forward to using this travel size kit more in the future.
We also practiced drawing with a ball point pen which means no erasing and keep moving.  It was quite freeing considering I am not a trained to draw.   Using envelopes is an inexpensive canvas and very practical too as they can potentially bring joy to the recepient.
Stay tuned.

Sunday, March 20, 2011

Philippa Naylor Workshop

 Philippa is an expert seamstress with clothing making in her background who began quilting and never turned back.  Her delightful British accent and humor delighted our group while she shared many helpful tips and techniques.
 Precise curved piecing using freezer paper templates is a bit more detailed than I am on a regular basis, however I learned so much and am please with my piece's progress.
Philipp's colorful piece is an option of many curved blocks into a larger piece while the bottom quilt is a whole cloth quilt with colorful machine quilting and trapunto.  Beautiful!!

Saturday, March 19, 2011

Heels Complete - Woohoo!

I was reminded recently that the tortoise always wins the race with the hare in the children's tale.  That's a bit how I feel about these wool knitted socks.  I'm already considering more yarn for then next pair.

Friday, March 18, 2011

Thursday, March 17, 2011

Happy St. Patrick's Day

St. Patrick used the symbol of the three leaf clover to teach the message of the
God Head, or Trinity (Father, Son, Holy Spirit).

Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Green Challenge

Green...what  a great color!  Reminiscent of growth and rebirth.  "You are inscribed on the palm of his hand" - Isaiah 49:16 is a great verse for this small quilted art with the cross ribbon.  Easter is coming!

Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Daily Small Art?

Although, being only 4 X 6 inches, this small piece of quilted art can go directly through the mail to the delight of it's recipient. However,  I have found many folks would rather have it framed instead. I've considered creating one a day....hmmmm. 

Monday, March 14, 2011

Fabric Still Bleeding

Another attempt to rid this piece of the running dye is wet again, apply Color Catchers again and weigh down with cutting board and cans.  No wonder I am skeptical of hand dyed fabrics.  These were washed and colorwashed before using!

Saturday, March 12, 2011

Chatelaine

I recently refurbished my Chatelaine by making more masking tape finger guards, melting another small beeswax thread helper and moving the round  metal piece to the other side of my thumb thimble, cutting a hole for it and sewing it down.  They fit nicely in my pieced Chatelaine along with thread and needles with thread snips attached to the hanger.  Ready for another hand quilting project again. Ahh.

Friday, March 11, 2011

UGH - Bleeding Fabric

Following the rinsing out the blue pen used to write out the verse, the purple hand dyed fabric began to run.  I always prewash my fabrics so this was a bit surprising.  I quickly covered the area with some Color Catchers but they didn't absorb it all.  Guess, I will try again.

Thursday, March 10, 2011

More Easter Bunny Eggs Please

With Easter on the horizon, it's time to create some more Easter Bunny Eggs.  These two belong to my grand daughters and one of them mentioned "needing" more for her basket. Awww.

Wednesday, March 9, 2011

juliebagamaryquiltedart.blogspot.com

juliebagamaryquiltedart.blogspot.com
 is a new blog I began to record various quilted art pieces I have for sale.  My first entries are of pieces I recently placed in a country store nearby.
"Love Is Of God" was created from a curved piecing class.

Monday, March 7, 2011

"Quench Not The Spirit"

Hand quilting is complete on this all hand dyed fabric piece.
"Quench not the Spirit" I Thessalonians 5:19 is being hand embroidered  onto the border.

Sunday, March 6, 2011

And The Winner Is.....

Congratulations to Paper Pumpkin whose name was chosen for the Give Away.
I need your mailing address and will get it out to you this week.

Saturday, March 5, 2011

Yellow/Blue "Christ Which Strengthens Me"

Daffodils are blooming which inspired this fabric are post card as the earth is being renewed into Spring.
Don't forget to enter for the Give Away.

Friday, March 4, 2011

Thursday, March 3, 2011

Blue "I Can Do All Things"

Collage is a favorite technique of mine and this blue small framable piece of quilted art features Philippians 4:13, "I can do all things through Christ which strengthens me." 
Don't forget to enter for the Give Away.

Wednesday, March 2, 2011

Red Frameable Art

"I can do all things through Christ which strengthens me." Philippians 4:13 graces this red and black small piece of quilted art. Don't forget to enter for the Give Away.

Tuesday, March 1, 2011

"A Friend Loveth At All Times"

Over a bright collaged background, this leaf and screen fiber are favorite motifs for this small piece of quilted art.  Don't forget to enter for the Give Away.