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Thursday, December 31, 2015

Finishing 2015 With A Reversible Quilted Art Clergy Stole

I just finished up this Reversible Quilted Art Clergy Stole
to finish out 2015!
See progress here & here.
I'm thankful for the opportunity to create Quilted Art 
and offer it to others.
I've also added it to my ETSY shop for sale.
Linked to Off The Wall Friday

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Wednesday, December 30, 2015

Hand Piecing Clergy Stole Side 2 Progress

Organizing my batik remnants yielded a few
green Apple core remnants from other projects. 
I hand pieced them and am now
had sewing them down for Side 2 of 
of  this Clergy Stole. 
It will make a great gift for a recent Seminary Graduate
or Clergy.

Tuesday, December 29, 2015

Quilted Art Christmas Tree Re-purposed

Artists appreciate hand made art. 
I wish I had taken a photo of the original fabric 
of this Christmas Tree that I purchased a few years ago.
I really liked the idea even though it was an odd color of green
with gold buttons.  Since I prefer to decorate with silver and blue,
this year
I decided to refashion the tree using the old shape as my pattern.
Now it's quilted from blue batik fabric, white buttons,
 wood repainted black and topped with a silver bow.
Ahh, it's ready for next Christmas!
Linked to Works For Me Wednesday
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Friday, December 25, 2015

Merry Christmas - Quilted Art Nativity

This Quilted Art Nativity Sold last Christmas.
Created when I was part of a Miniature Quilt Group as a monthly
challenge to paper piece one section a month.  
My style is more improvisational now
but this composition is still special to me.

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Thursday, December 24, 2015

Merry Christmas - Simple Nativity

Thanks Cindy for this simply  beautiful
Nativity from wood and a bit of paint.
It's one of my favorite decorations.
Merry Christmas.

Friday, December 18, 2015

Semi Circles & Patchwork Green Clergy Stole

A sideways view of this latest fun Clergy Stole - Side 1.
Re-purposed  green batik circles but and rearranged
topped with improvisational patchwork of 
various green batik fabrics.
It's nice when what you pictured in your head turns out 
the way you see it!
Linked to Off The Wall Friday
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Thursday, December 17, 2015

Slow Stitching Seed Stitch

Although I don't have a specific purpose
for this Seed Stitched Oak Leaf yet,
I am certain it will become part of an upcoming composition.
This is the last of the prepared
hand embroidery "kits" I had ready for times
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Wednesday, December 16, 2015

Fiber Art Mounting Technique

I've been following Melody Johnson's blog for some time 
and was excited when she began mounting her smaller
Fiber Art pieces a new way.  
Cheap Joe's Art Stuff opened locally recently
so I am going to give Melody's method a try.
And be sure to check out her inspiring Fiber Art.
Linked to Works For Me Wednesday

You may also want to purchase some of my Fiber Art here.

Thursday, December 10, 2015

Clergy Stole Completed

Earlier this year I took the challenge from Crazy Mom Quilts
to re-purpose  tiny remnants and create "new" fabric from them.
The  Scrap Vortex QAL  fabric I created has found it's way again into 
Side 2 of this Clergy Stole incorporated 2 of the 
that I stitched over Thanksgiving
along with Green batik fabrics.  
There's also some Hand stamped  and discharged areas.
Linked to Off The Wall Friday
Crazy Mom Quilts
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Wednesday, December 9, 2015

Italian Gedifra Velour Yarn Preemie Hat


While paring down my gleaned yarn stash,
I came across this unique and beautiful yarn. 
Italian made Gedifra Velours is very soft and easy to use for 
this newest Knitted Preemie Hat for the local Neo Natal Unit.
that is quick and brightens a sometimes long  hospital stay.

Thursday, December 3, 2015

Time For A New Quilted Purse



After machine quilting the batik fabric components
similar to the 
 "Cupcake" Maruca Sling Bag that I purchased 
from a local gallery last year,  
 I fiddled with the design a bit more and 
created another black and white cross body purse
for myself. 
 It's similar to the 
oyed the size and function so much that I've
I made earlier although a bit larger for my phone.
Linked to Off The Wall Friday
Crazy Mom Quilts
Whoop Whoop Friday
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Wednesday, December 2, 2015

2015 Christmas Ornaments Quilted Art

For many years I have created an ornament for each of my children and some friends.
What fun now, to see the yearly ornaments on their trees in their own homes.
This year, I'm wanting to share this fun experience with others offering this
2015 Christmas Ornament for sale as well.
Celebrate Christmas 2015 with this Reversible Quilted Art Ornament.
One side is a collage of red batik fabrics while the reverse is a collage of green batik fabrics.
2015 is hand stamped on gold batik fabric to make this
a timely and memorable ornament for your tree.
Only 10 available.
Linked to Thursday Favorite Things
Off The Wall Friday
Whoop Whoop Friday
Crazy Mom Quilts
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Tuesday, December 1, 2015

Fabric Bead Necklaces


I am very blessed to meet with a small group of Artists
where we encourage each other,
spur one another forward and 
sometimes spend the evening 
creating something fun
like these fabric bead necklaces.
Left - Gabrielle's creation for a couple little girls,
Jodi's green and brown necklace
and my red batik (of course) beads
embellished with buttons and beads.
Linked to Thursday Favorite Things.
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Tuesday, November 24, 2015

Thanksgivinig Seed Stitched Oak Leaf & The GIVEAWAY Winner

When seeking a hand project for this Thanksgiving week
with family visiting, 
I chose to do more  embroidered  seed stitched leaves.
like the ones from the 
"Sweet Seasons"
These blocks are destined to become part of a new Clergy Stole. 
Thanks for the valuable input for the comments in the 
GIVEAWAY -
 A Friend Loves Quilted Art PDF Pattern And Tutorial.
Congratulations to  Minding Momma whose name was drawn.

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Friday, November 20, 2015

Guaranteed Dutch Java Print

A pastor and missionary friend brought back this beautiful
Liberian Batik fabric after one of their mission trips.
I knew it was to be in a Clergy Stole.  Actually this is 
the second Clergy Stole where I have used this wonderful fabric.
You can purchase the completed Reversible Quilted Art Clergy Stole/
Clink on the link below.
Julie Bagamary Art For Sale.
Don't forget to enter for the GIVEAWAY here.

Thursday, November 19, 2015

Reversible Clergy Stole Quilted Art Blue African Fabrics

 I'm so excited to just have finished this fun Clergy Stole.
Side 1 is composed of a re-purposed African woven fabric
 in bright traditional colors.
Machine quilted subtly in black cotton thread.

Side 2 is created from a beautifully designed Guaranteed Dutch Java Batik fabric 
brought home from a friend's mission trip.

 Machine quilted in navy cotton thread.
Don't forget to enter for the GIVEAWAY here.
 
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Wednesday, November 18, 2015

GIVEAWAY - A Friend Loves Quilted Art PDF Pattern And Tutorial

A Friend Loves Quilted Art   PDF Pattern And Tutorial
A Friend Loves Quilted Art PDF Pattern And Tutorial
is fun and quick to create making it a wonderful gift or addition to your home decor.
This first in a series of Scripture Verse Quilted Art Patterns and Tutorials 
will encourage the recipient as well as offer you the delight of some hand embroidery and just the right balance of hand and machine quilting to give it that unique touch without being time intensive.  This fun giveaway is just in time for the winner to create one or more of these
 practical gifts for Christmas.  
To enter, just visit my ETSY Shop,
then return here and leave a comment on which Quilted Art pieces speak to you and why.
That's it.  One name will be drawn.
Entries open until midnight Sunday, November 22, 2015
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Tuesday, November 17, 2015

African Woven Clergy Stole

I was gifted this gorgeous woven African piece of fabric.
I knew immediately that it would be perfect to
re-purpose into a Clergy Stole. 
I plan to create the reverse side of this Clergy Stole
from a blue Liberian batik fabric.
You can see the finished Clergy Stole here.

Thursday, November 12, 2015

"Blooming"

"Blooming' was inspired by the beauty  here
in the mountains of
Western North Carolina
The curvy  design and technique
began in a  recent Crazy About Curves workshop
with Vikki Pignatelli., although I changed the design a bit and
added a curved edge - which I really like.
It is at the framing shop now. See more of the process here.
Email me if you are interested in purchasing it.
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Linked to Thursday Favorite Things
Crazy Mom Quilts
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Wednesday, November 11, 2015

Thank You Veterans For The Freedom

OK - So not your typical Veteran's Day photo,
yet without the Veterans who serve our country,
I would not have the freedoms I enjoy to
pursue Quilted Fiber Art.
Here I'm quilting a piece from the Crazy About Curves
workshop with Vikki Pignatelli.
You can see how it began here.
Thank You Veterans!
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Monday, November 9, 2015

Breast Cancer Relay For Life T Shirt Quilt

A friend's daughter has participated 
Relays and received many t shirts in the process. 
I've created a Free Style design of parts of the t-shirt
for a simple lap quilt that will be an upcoming present. 
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Tuesday, November 3, 2015

Blackout Poetry At Art Group

 I meet with a great group of Artists  weekly
where we encourage each other and once in a while do a fun activity together.
This week we tried our hand at 
"The central idea is to devise a completely new text from 
previously published words and images, 
which the reader is free to interpret as he wishes"
I also used this opportunity to use my travel watercolor set that
I haven't used in many months.  Thanks Gabrielle for leading us.
" You may be normal, 
because nearly all of us talk.
Yet each ponder change."
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Monday, November 2, 2015

Julie Bagamary Art For Sale

 Vintage Charm Quilt  Art Wall Hanging - Charm Is Deceptive
 This rainy day is great for going through inventory
and adding Quilted Art pieces to my Etsy Shop.
I realized that some like this one was never added.
"Charm Is Deceptive"  - $98
was created by choosing
 Apple Core shaped vintage fabrics from my bag without looking to hand piece the next section while creating this tessellated true Charm Quilt.
A Charm quilt is a type of scrap quilt where no two fabrics are repeated.
Hand quilted in circular patterns to enhance the design.
Black with white dotted curved binding is a traditional edge to this type of Charm Quilt.
It also serves as an "I Spy" Quilt.
Hand signed by artist on label along with hanging sleeve.
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Thursday, October 29, 2015

Clergy Stole Side 2

 Creating "fabric" strips
from batik remnants is a delight for my soul. 
Re- purposing tiny pieces is such fun as
Side 2 of my current Clergy Stole has begun.
 Side 1  with "The righteous will thrive like a green leaf"
Proverbs 11:28
I plan to finish it an place it for sale in my ETSY Shop before the weekend.
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Wednesday, October 28, 2015

Christmas Gifts& Stocking Stuffers For Sewers And Quilters

 I really enjoy needle handwork and do it often. 
Sadly, I've lost many needles and my family tends to "find" them
 unexpectedly and not happily. 
So, recently my now grown daughter purchased
 a Needle Keeper / Minder for me in preparation to watch her 2 little boys on a trip...
go figure :)
 
What a great tool! I didn't loose one needle the whole 2 weeks! 
 Success. So I decided to create some and share the fun.
$10 includes S & H with lots of color options. Clink on the following link. 
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Saturday, October 24, 2015

Quilted Wedding Present For Tyrelle & Jenn

Another fun project from the
3 asymmetrical borders added 
along with hand embroidered verse,
"No longer two but one"
Matthew 19:6.
 Congratulations Tyrelle & Jenn
on your beautiful wedding today.
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Friday, October 23, 2015

OOOPS - Forgot to Quilt It

Okay, maybe you've never done this, maybe you have.
In my excitement to complete this Wedding Gift,
I wrapped it in pretty paper and was preparing to add a bow and I
realized I had forgotten to photograph it for my blog.
So, I carefully unwrapped it and was going to photograph it,
when I realized that after doing the "escape hatch" finish
where binding is not necessary, I actually forgot to quilt it.
HA!  I'm so thankful I caught it before the big day! 
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Thursday, October 22, 2015

Crazy About Curves Workshop Progress

Yesterday I posted about the
I've completed the pinning of the fabric
and the left half is blind stitched down.
I'm not completely satisified with the top 3 light blue hand dyed fabrics
being the same and am open to suggestions as to
how to possibly differentiate them slightly. 
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Wednesday, October 21, 2015

Crazy About Curves Workshop With Vikki Pignatelli

  I had opportunity to take the Crazy About Curves Workshop 
Below are some are 2 of Vikki's small Quilted Art pieces.
Poppy and Waterlily which are even more
beautiful in person.
  Learning her  clever technique was fun and Vikki
is an excellent teacher. 
I'll post progress on my creation tomorrow.
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Monday, October 19, 2015

"Righteous Will Thrive Like A Green Leaf" Proverbs 11:28 Clergy Stoles

 In creating this newest Clergy Stole
for Ordinary Times, I sought out
a verse to hand embroider on the left hand side.
Remembering the
I created previously, I considered that verse but
felt it wouldn't fit  in the space 
until I considered embroidering the verse vertically. 
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Friday, October 16, 2015

Fall Quilted Wall Hanging Art For Sale

 
Created as part of a Miniature Group
monthly quilt block/strip exchange,
this fun Fall Miniature quilt
is composed of a different artist's row  depicting Fall.
From top to bottom ~
Flying Geese, Daytime Fall Mountains, Appliqued Squirrels and trees,
Maple leaves, Grapes on the vine, Pumpkins and Nighttime Fall Mountains.
Embellished Borders and Hand Quilted.
24 inches X 21 inches 
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Tuesday, October 13, 2015

Fall In Western North Carolina Mountains

 Fall is so breathtaking here in 
the Western North Carolina mountains.
Among the red, yellow and orange changing 
leaves are a few green oak leaves holding on.
 This hand appliqued Fall Oak Leaf
will be part of the next Ordinary Times Clergy Stole.
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Monday, October 12, 2015

Aprons For Birthday Boys

 Created from upholstery remnants,
these 2 aprons will be worn much
by 2 boys with birthdays a day apart.
I'm thankful for little ones who enjoy helping prepare meals. 
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Wednesday, October 7, 2015

"What's In Your Hand?"

 What's In Your Hand?  Quilting Fiber Arts Wall Art Hanging Batik Fabrics
This wall hanging is back from the Asheville Quilt Show
and ready for sale in my Etsy Shop.
During the online April Art Daily 2015 online I hosted, I personally challenged myself to create a "hand" block daily using various approaches along with hand dyed or batik fabric.
I blogged daily of my adventure not having a specific plan of what to do with the blocks.
It was so much fun researching "hand" formations and choosing numerous techniques.
I chose to combine them into this approximately 32 inch X 32 inch Wall Art . 2nd photo is the "Hand" label on the back of the Wall Art.
The title comes from something Basket Artist, Matt Tommey often asks artists, "What is In Your Hand?" meaning what has God already given you to work with?
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Monday, October 5, 2015

''No Longer Two But One" Hand Embroidery

I'm happy to see there's been a
renewed interest in hand sewing and embroidery.
There's actually a  Slow Stitching Movement.
I know I enjoy having something to hand sew at the ready.
This piece incorporates a section I pieced
It's for an upcoming Wedding Gift ~ 
thus the hand embroidered verse,
"No longer two but one" Matthew 19:6 

Friday, October 2, 2015

Asehville Quilt Guild Show October 2,3 & 4 2015


 "What's In Your Hand?" is one of my entries in this year's 
There are many fabulous quilts, vendors etc.
 During the online April Art Daily 2015 online I hosted,
I personally
challenged myself to create a "hand" block daily 
 using various approaches
along with hand dyed or batik fabric.
I blogged daily of my adventure not having a plan
of what to do with the blocks. 
It was so much fun researching "hand" formations
and choosing numerous techniques.
I chose to combine them
into this approximately 32  inch X  32 inch Wall Art .
The title comes from something  Basket Artist, Matt Tommey
often asks artists, "What is In Your Hand?"
meaning what has God already given you to work with?
Hand quilted. $895
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Thursday, October 1, 2015

Modern Ordinary Times Reversible Clergy Stole

 Side 1
What fun to create an  improvisational  pieced
Reversible  Clergy Stole from 
green batik fabrics. I also pulled a few Free Style Cobblestone
blocks previously pieced from my stash.
 Side 2 
I'm still enjoying creating with the green solid fabrics
from my friend Eydie. A challenge
since I primarily work with batiks.
It's available for sale in my Etsy Shop.
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