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Wednesday, December 31, 2014

Give Thanks - In All Things - $240

Created as part of a Miniature Group
monthly quilt block/strip exchange,
this fun Fall Miniature quilt.
Hand Quilted.
24 inches X 21 inches

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Tuesday, December 30, 2014

Pinwheels Past $80 - Vintage Julie Bagamary Art


 Vintage Blue fabrics remind me of Grandma Bessie
who spent much of her time quilting.
Hearts are hand appliqued along with whimsical 
ribbon and vintage buttons.
20 inches X 15 1/2 inches.
Linked to Whoop Whoop Friday
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Monday, December 29, 2014

Vintage Julie Bagamary Art For Sale

 It's reorganizing time before the New Year
so please check out my other blog
which features several of my vintage artwork.
Please keep scrolling to find the ones that are still available.
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Saturday, December 27, 2014

Red Bull's Eyes Appliqued

Red and Black Circles are appliqued
to a pieced grey background for the
Mountain Quilt Art Group January challenge of
 using neutrals.  
Title thoughts anyone?
Linked to: Whoop Whoop Friday 
&
Off The Wall Friday
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Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Plates For Circle Templates

 
There's something fun about using
what you already have to create something new.
How simple to rotary cut around various sized plates
for circle shapes because they are relatively thin. 
As for the much thicker pizza stone and clear bowl...not so much...
although it does offer a nice circle to trace.
A new piece has begun of neutral grays
accented with red, black and white batik circles
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Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Friday, December 12, 2014

Reversible Quilted Clergy Liturgical Art Stole For Ordinary Times, Advent or Christmas

This original stole has a curved neck that is a comfortable 2 inches and the stole tapers out to be 4 3/4 inches at the bottom. It measures 43 inches in length measuring from the back of the neck.
What a great gift to show appreciation to one who feeds your soul. This stole would also make a thoughtful gift for a new call to God's service, ordination, or remembrance of a call to God's service.Side 1 is composed of a variety of specialty green batik fabrics featuring 2 hand appliqued circles. . Machine quilted in green cotton thread. It is wonderful for Ordinary Times.

 Side 1 is created from pieced specialty batik purple fabrics, 
hand painted fabrics and color lifted fabrics. 
Machine Quilted in purple cotton thread. 
Great for Advent, Christmas or any special occasion.
Linked to Off The Wall Friday 
Whoop Whoop Friday
Katherine's Corner
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Thursday, December 11, 2014

Nativity Simplicity


My friend Cindy created this simple Nativity
from wood and a bit of paint.
It's perfect size for the bathroom sink side.
Linked to Katherine's Corner
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Tuesday, December 9, 2014

I Choose To Be Strong

 "We either make ourselves miserable or we make ourselves strong .
 The amount of work is the same."
Carlos Castameda
This quote has been on a yellow index card for quite some time
and it was time to use it in a bit of art for the wall.

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Thursday, December 4, 2014

Clergy Stole Circles Hand Applique

Hand appliqued circles will be part of the green side of the
current Reversible Quilted Art Pastor / Clergy Stole I am creating.
I hope to have it finished  and in my Etsy Shop
by early next week. 
Linked to Off The Wall Friday
 Whoop Whoop Friday
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Tuesday, December 2, 2014

Creative Heritage - Advent Candle Holder

 Every Christmas for several years, my Dad
would create something useful for each of us 7 "kids".
I use this candle holder he fashioned from
chair railing to celebrate Advent.
I am thankful for the creative heritage from my Dad.
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Saturday, November 29, 2014

Hand Quilting During Christmas Season

 Having a project for hand quilting 
as the Christmas Season begins is a delight.
I've begun hand quilting "Windows Of The Soul"
free style using black quilting thread.
Linked to Whoop Whoop Friday.
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Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Progress For "Windows Of The Soul"

Piecing these hand dyed fabric
 Free Style Cobblestone Blocks
is an enjoyable challenge of a 
Thanks to my friend, Kimberly, I will title it,
"Windows Of The Soul".
Linked to Off The Wall Friday
We Are That Family
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Monday, November 24, 2014

I Like Fabric Puzzles

Actually, I like various types of puzzles and do a few online
of photos, numbers, and words.
Maybe that's why I enjoy puzzling together
Free Style Cobblestone blocks 
(odd  shaped blocks) 
of fabric like these created from hand dyed fabric
 adding black coping strips.
Any guesses as to why they are called "coping" strips?
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Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Change Purses To Berlin

I'm working on an order for 5 change purses.
The customer requested bright colors
and no verses since the  Berlin recipients speak German.
I plan to make 6 since it is time
 to replace mine that I use daily as well. 
It's been awhile since  I created  change purses.


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Friday, November 7, 2014

I like Yellow - "Joyful Frequency $650


As a teen, my room was yellow,
Yellow was one of the colors for my wedding,
(not sure why I combined that with peach...hmm)
and since Hubby's favorite color is yellow,
now our bedroom is yellow.
Yellow is a happy yet bold color which is why I like it
contrasting with the blue re purposed strips in this piece
which I posted about here.
Machine quilting has begun.
"Joyful Frequency"  $650
18 1/2 inches X 41 inches.
Linked to Whoop Whoop Friday ,
Off The Wall Friday
Thursday Favorite Things
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Friday, October 31, 2014

Repurposing Blue 6 Inch Strips - "Joyful Frequency" $650

 I'd like to write "Using Up" Blue 6 inch strips
but that's not how it works.
Instead, I've begun piecing this piece 
that I sketched in my journal recently 
"re purposing blue 6 inch strips".
These strips are left overs or plan aheads 
as I prefer, to "Reflecting Glory".
Skinny straight strips are a wee bit of a stretch for me so
suggestions for keeping them straight are appreciated.
"Joyful Frequency" $650
18 1/2 inches X 41 inches.
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Tuesday, October 28, 2014

"A New Thing" Available

 Began as a teaching example to show a young teen how to
create Free Style Cobblestone Blocks,
This all hand dyed piece that is quilting using decorative stitches
in various colored and variageted threads
has been great fun to complete.

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Monday, October 27, 2014

Thanks For The Input - Diamonds It Is

Thanks everyone for your helpful comments and opinions
I decided to go with the squares and when I 
was laying them out chose to turn the squares into diamonds.
They are hand appliqued and the piece is ready for the next step.
Linked up to : Off The Wall Friday
Whoop Whoop Friday
Thursday Favorite Things
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Monday, October 20, 2014

Dream of "Reflecting Glory"

Recently I had a dream of how to 
create this piece
 When I told hubby about my dream the next 
morning, he said, "you need to call it 'Reflecting Glory'"
27 inches X 26 inches.
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Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Julie Bagamary Art: I Like The Back Too

Julie Bagamary Art: I Like The Back Too:  I like how Nancy Bruce's Hand Dyed Thread is looking on the front of my current creation and I also like how it looks on the pur...

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I Like The Back Too

 I like how Nancy Bruce's Hand Dyed Thread
is looking on the front of my current creation
and I also like how it looks on the purple backing fabric as well.
Linked to Thursday Favorite Things Blog 
Whoop Whoop Friday  and Off The Wall Friday
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Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Nancy Bruce's Hand Dyes Thread

Nancy Bruce , who creates wonderful wool felt art
also hand dyes ribbons and threads.
This skein is ideal for Big Stitch 

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Wednesday, October 8, 2014

Maybe My Favorite Reversible Stole...So Far


 I enjoy creating artful reversible clergy stoles.
I often create one side green for Ordinary Times,
like this one and the other side white 
for Weddings, Baptisms, Christmas etc.
Gold and white Bull's are the feature of the Wedding etc. side,
while  my fun Free Style Cobblestone blocks
are the accent of the green side. It's available in my Etsy Shop.






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Tuesday, October 7, 2014

Perfect Timing For Hand Painted Fabric

 Awhile back I met with and  helped use up/ play 
 with some remaining  paints from a friend's class.
What a fun day.  I created a whimsical piece of fabric
using stencils, foam brushes etc. and of course 
my favorite colors, aqua, purple, fushia and green
on a white background. This created fabric
 didn't work in any project I auditioned it to be in...until now.
Perfect timing - often,it is hard to wait for, but worth it.
UPDATE - "Healing Waters" $350
20 inches X 17 inches.
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Linked to Things Thursday Blog Hop,
Off The Wall Friday ,
Whoop, Whoop Friday
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Wednesday, October 1, 2014

Finger Healing - Sewing Again

 It only took me a week to brave my sewing machine again.
My finger is still sore but healing nicely
(covered by the quilting glove).
Surprisingly, the needle did not break but has been 
replaced and I am working on the
 machine quilting of "Reflecting Glory".
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Thursday, September 25, 2014

32nd Annual Asheville Quilt Show


"Renewing"$850
24 inches X 39 1/2 inches.
Come out and see my 3 entered  quilts and many others at the 
 32nd Annual Asheville Quilt Show
September 26, 27 and 28 at theThe WNC Agriculture Center, Expo Building
 Fletcher, NC
 "Simple Balance"
and also
are my 3 entries along with 3 pieces for sale in the

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Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Part 1 Application Accepted

 CELEBRATION TIME!
I received a letter from the Southern Highland Craft Guild today that stated...
"Your application was accepted in the medium of Fiber 
and you are now eligible to proceed to 
the next phase of the jury process - the object jury."
 Now to have pieces ready for Part 2 in January!
Whoop Whoop.  I am so excited and humbled!
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Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Sewed Through Finger

  I sewed through my finger with my machine last night.
while quilting "Reflecting Glory"
  Thankfully, the needle went completely in and out,
did not hit the bone,  did not break off in my finger 
and the bleeding stopped quickly with applied pressure. 
OUCH!!
.  That along with my cold, I'm taking it easy today.
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Monday, September 15, 2014

Great Technique ~ Dale Fleming;s 6 Minute Circle

 After piecing various blue batik
6 inch strips for the background,
I'm ready to add the circle.  I  successfully used
technique for my son and his bride's 
I do like to hand applique but since there 
are so many seams on the background
 and the white circle to be appliqued,
I will complete this by machine.
Anyone else tried this fabulous technique?
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Friday, September 12, 2014

Label For "New Mercy"

 Titling a composition can be a challenge at times
and a few days ago, I sought input from other artists.
Here's the label for "New Mercy".
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Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Hanging Sleeve - A New (to me) Way

 The hanging sleeve means my creation
"A Crown Of Beauty Instead"  $450
is complete and it's ready for the showing.
Recently upon entering the Asheville Quilt Show,
to allow for the hanging rods used at the Show.
 

Monday, September 8, 2014

Friday, September 5, 2014

Title Suggestions? ~~"New Mercy"

 Third in this series, using all batiks this time
in classic red/grey/black/white colors,
I'm not sure what to title this piece.
Hand applique  & Machine Quilted.
28 inches X 17 inches.  $325 
are both all hand dyed/painted and color lifted fabrics.
Suggestions as to a title?
REVISED ~~ "New Mercy" is the title.  Thanks for the suggestions.
Linked to Off The Wall Friday,
 Whoop Whoop Friday
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Tuesday, September 2, 2014

Big Stitch Ovals

Interesting results from the color lifting
from the last post.
Big Stitching in various colors now. 
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Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Color Lifting Again

Still wet, a slice cut off a pool noodle was used to 
"stamp" ovals using DeColorant along with some 
long wavy lines.  

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

"Saturday Delight"

 Unique Free Style Cobblestone blocks delightfully dance 
on a  purple background of quilted
circular and rectangular swirls of variegated thread.  Batik Fabrics.
Machine signed by artist.  Ready to hang.
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Tuesday, August 19, 2014

"Tomorrow's Hope"

 Here's another piece I plan to submit for the 
Asheville Quilt Show Gallery Shop.
"Tomorrow's Hope"  $325
Artist's Free Style Cobblestone blocks
are uniquely pieced of batik fabrics creating an original
design of hope for tomorrow. Machine quilted. Ready to Hang.
20 inches X 18 inches.
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Monday, August 18, 2014

"Celebrating Grace" --Asheville Quilt Guild Gallery

 It's time again for preparing forms to place 
wall quilts in the 
This first of 3 I plan to have available is
"Celebrating Grace"  $350
23' X 22"
Artist's hand dyed fabrics mingle with other hand dyed fabrics
that are color lifted, hand appliqued and 
hand  quilted in graceful shapes of celebration.
Machine signed by artist. Ready to Hang. 
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Friday, August 15, 2014

"Cease Striving"

Hand painted fabrics hand appliqued
onto color lifted hand dyed fabric.
22 1/2 inches  X 16 1/2 inches
Ready to hang.
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