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Monday, December 26, 2016

Merry Christmas

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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Sunday, December 25, 2016

Merry Christmas Grandkids!

This year's hand made gift from me to each of my grandkids
is a Child & Nana Journal. 
The idea is to write in their personal journal and maybe  add some art
and give it to them. Then they can write a note and maybe add some art
and give it back to me. And on it goes.
These 2 journals traveled to Berlin which makes this concept a bit challenging.
I plan to write my note, and maybe add some art and mail it in
a regualr envelope to Berlin and the boys can glue it into their journals.
Them they can send me photos of what they write to me.  
Sounds like a fun adventure this year!
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Wednesday, December 21, 2016

Day 21 - Quilted Advent Calendar

One of our family's traditions is to count down the days of December
 using this Advent Calendar where we put a yellow ultra suede star 
on for each day leading up to Christmas. 
 Now my grandkidscarry on this tradition. 
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Tuesday, December 20, 2016

Advent Candle Holder From Dad

 Every Christmas for several years when he was alive, 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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Monday, December 19, 2016

Buttoned Up Blue Christmas Tree

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. I prefer to decorate with silver and blue.
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 Christmas!
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Thursday, December 15, 2016

2017 Have a HeART for Big Brothers Big Sisters

I had never heard of 
Have a HeART forBig Brothers Big Sisters
until last year.  And I quickly created a Quilted Art HeART
to donate for the Valentine's Day Fund Raiser event. 
This year I've started a bit early and am 
creating one very similar that will also be mounted 
on a black 10 inch X 10 in Cradle Board. 
Hand embroidery and unique buttons to be added. 
Who wants to join and create a piece as well?
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Wednesday, December 14, 2016

Sorting Buttons

I've been sorting 3 stuffed gallon sized zipper bags of
buttons for a friend.
 It's a bit tedious but fun
to see so many unique buttons.
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Tuesday, December 13, 2016

Neo Natal Knitted Preemie Hat Pattern & Tutorial

As the weather cools, I find knitting a tiny Preemie Hat 
for the local Neo Natal Unit quite satisfying.
I use up bits of yarn and pray for the little one who will receive it 
along with their family.  
Here's my
I'd enjoy seeing a photo one one you knit too.
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Tuesday, December 6, 2016

Strength - Cheerful Birds


Cheerful Fiber Art Bird Quilted Art Wall Hanging on Black Cradle board
Created from a daily challenge - April Art Daily 2016, this hand painted trio of birds, are surrounded by a hand embroidered birdhouse on vibrant hand dyed yellow fabric. 
Sure to brighten any room, this composition includes screen fiber, painted fabric and "Strength" in a section of the background. 
Backing fabric is hand painted. 
This Fiber Art Wall hanging is mounted on a black board that measures 11 X 14 inches.
Ready to hang. $125

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Monday, December 5, 2016

Rocks In First - "Simple Balance"

Aqua Blue Modern  Art Quilt Wall   Hanging  |'Simple Balance"
As is my habit, I listen to books on CD in my car.  
 and currently I'm listening to One Life Solution by Dr. Henry Cloud.
A phrase he build on is "Put the rocks in first" when explaining
to purposefully choose our priorities. 
It reminded me of this piece "Simple Balance". A good reminder 
for this Christmas season.
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Friday, December 2, 2016

Thursday, December 1, 2016

Red, Black & White Fiber Art Bird Collage

I really like red, black and white together.
This Red, Black & White Fiber Art Bird Collage began on 
A screen fiber "twig" has been hand embroidered in place.
This collage is completed with a red ribbon 
and a black & white batik fabric.
Mounted on a black wooden 9 X 12 inch frame.
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Wednesday, November 30, 2016

Black Lace Shirt Extender

Before now I've added batik fabric to the bottom
 of a few of my blouses
and have been happy with the result.
Now I've sewn a black lace onto the bottom
of a camisole so it can be worn under
all my shirts.  Very simple quick solution.
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Tuesday, November 29, 2016

Surface Design Group - Shiva Paint Sticks

Surface Design Group played with 
Shiva Paint Sticks this month. 
 I've seen demos yet this was my first time using them.
I used a friends hand made texture plate and a purple color on 
a hand dyed fabric where I wanted more purple. 
I also experimented on a commercial white on white fabric
hoping for a batik effect. 
I also experimented with cork letters (HOPE, LIFE)
my swirl stamps, rug canvas, gingko leaf texture plate,
hand made metal washer plate and a bathtub drain.
Through the fun I learned to look more decerningly for texture options,
I'm not sure I like that these take 3 days to dry yet after
washing  they are supposed to have a nice feel and be very stable. 
Who else has tried Shiva Paint Sticks. I'd enjoy to read your thoughts about them.
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Wednesday, November 23, 2016

2 Entrepreneur Granddaughers



These 2 creating girls just delivered
their art to Cherry Street Kids Shop.
There's 20 of Chloe's Pendants in Christmas designs
and 3 sets of 4 of Maylee's Magnets.
It's exciting to assist them in their adventures.
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Tuesday, November 22, 2016

Chloe & Nana Scarfs In Local Shop

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Last year, I created a red scarf re-purposing batik strips 
and I wear it quite a bit.  I always receive favorable comments on it.
Now, my granddaughter and I create them together to sell.
Currently we put 20 of them in Cherry Street Kids Shop
in 3 different colors - red, green & black.
What a fun adventure.
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Monday, November 21, 2016

Quilted Bow Ties


I met a first grade teacher of a local school who
 wears a unique bow tie
to teach daily. 
 He is hoping to eventually have 180 different ties for each school day of the year.
He's created ones from Playing cards, maps, legos, pencils and other elements. 
I wanted to add to his collection since he didn't have any quilted ties yet. 
His school colors are red and black and his college alma mater are Purple and Gold.   
The blue one is in there just for extra. I love this example of a fun teacher.  
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Thursday, November 17, 2016

Wednesday, November 16, 2016

Red Cardinal Ornament In Process

Creating a bird a day during the April Art Daily 2016 
is the inspiration behind these 
Red Cardinal Ornaments in process.
Of course, they are created with batik fabrics.
They will get "2016" still and hanging ribbons.
One will travel to Berlin!
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Tuesday, November 15, 2016

Red Wool Felted Ornaments

Hearts aren't just for Valentine's Day - they are
great for Christmas Ornaments as well.
These 6 red wood felted Christmas Ornaments with
3 antique buttons are available at the
Twigs & Leaves Gallery in Waynesville,
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Thursday, November 10, 2016

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Friday, November 4, 2016

Real Leaf on Hand Dyed Fabric

No surprise that living in WNC I enjoy leaves 
and often incorporated them and nature in my Fiber Art.
This is a real leaf that I preserved on hand
dyed fabric mounted on a black cradle board.
The fall leaves here have been wonderful!
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Thursday, November 3, 2016

April Art Daily 2016 Continues

It has been  such fun completing the 
birds created in the  April Art Daily 2016 
into Fiber Art Collage. This one needed
some curvy edges and bold colors to finish it. 
You can see some of the process on   Day 13 .
This one finshed 9 inches X 12 inches on Black Cradle Board and  is for sale - $125.
I hope you'll consider joining me for  April Art Daily 2017.
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Monday, October 31, 2016

Re-Purposed Into Ironing Board Cover

While auditioning fabrics to create a new 
ironing board cover to coordinate with grey for my studio,
I came across this grey/purple batik fabric that was 
once a valance in my kitchen.  A few unstitched
seams, covering the expired ironing board cover, 
and a bit of muscle from Hubby installing it,
and viola, a "new" ironing board cover
without going to the store. 
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Saturday, October 29, 2016

Entrepreneur Apprentice Granddaughter

It thrills my heart to encourage my 9 year old granddaughter
in creating and offering her art.for sale.
These unique 5 1/2 inch X 4 inch hand made journals
are created with many pages for writng notes
or practicing drawing. An additional bonus is the 
decorated colored paper clip to keep your place
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Friday, October 28, 2016

Anticipating Baby Lee - Baby Halstuch

What's a Baby Halstuch?
It's a popular kerchief type bib for babies in Germany.
These ones were  created from t -shirts of the expected little one's
Daddy who is a football coach at North West High School
I'm hoping Mom-to-Be loves them too.
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Thursday, October 27, 2016

Patience Via Slow Stitching

Many explain they don't have patience for hand stitching,
and I believe it builds patience in me. 
Slow stitching is so rewarding and 
offers time to think and meditate. Both good for the soul and
highly recommended.  
See more info on this creation here.
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Tuesday, October 25, 2016

Missing Berlin Family

Berlin Germany Art Quilt  Wall Hanging | Hand Painted/Quilted Fabric
As I'm updating my "other blog" where I am listing
Fiber Art pieces for sale,  
this composition I hand embellished on a trip to Berlin
to visit my daughter and family was next to post.
I'm missing them today.
Detail of this Fiber art can be seen here
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Monday, October 24, 2016

"Cease Striving"

Quilted Wall  Art Hanging Hand Dyed Beach Art
Another update for my "other" blog - JulieBagamaryQuiltedArt.blogspot.com

Created after a short,  yet healing time at the beach, 
"Cease Striving"  speaks to the need to relax and be still. 
Organic edges complete this composition of  Hand applique
 on Hand painted , color lifted and hand dyed fabric 
Machine  signed by Artist.
22 1/2 inches  X 16 1/2 inches
Ready to hang. - $325
Great gift.
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Friday, October 21, 2016

Cutting & Rearranging


It's a risk to cut into pieced fabric.
Yet, I obtained a hand dyed piece recently
that had batting and backing already attached.
I made a few cuts and rearranged and plan to 
hand applique additional blue hand dyed strips
 to camouflage the divisions.
My plan is to do lots of hand stitching next. 
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Tuesday, October 18, 2016

"Sweet Seasons"

I enjoy leaves anytime of year but especially the Fall
leaves in our beautiful WNC mountains. 
Many, Many hours of hand work went into creating
"Sweet Seasons" during an online artist's challenge,
"February Art Daily".
You can view many of the processes here on my blog. 
This was such a fun and learning process that I now host
an April Art Daily.
33 inches wide X 29 inches high.
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Monday, October 17, 2016

"Windows To The Soul"

"Windows To The Soul"
Created from hand dyed Free Style Cobblestone Blocks
in artist's improvisational style.
"Windows" 
seem to float on a black pieced background.
It's hand quilted in black thread.
26 inches wide X 29 inches long.
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Wednesday, October 12, 2016

"Saturday Delight" - $238

Purple Free Style Cobblestone Saturday Delight  Modern  Art Quilt Wall Hanging  Fall Decor
Here's another update from my JulieBagamaryQuiltedArt blog:
Purple Free Style Cobblestone Saturday Delight Modern Art Quilt Wall Hanging Fall Decor 
"Saturday Delight" Modern Art Quilt
9 unique purple Free Style Cobblestone Batik blocks playfully dance on a light purple batik background. Purple is a great color for males or females. 
Machine Quilted in circular and rectangular spirals. Machine Signed By Artist.
16 1/2 inches X 16 1/2 inches. Ready to Hang.
Great Graduation Gift, Wedding Gift or for your home decor.
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Tuesday, October 11, 2016

"Contemporary Saved Remnant"

I'm updating my other blog with my
Quilted Fiber Art Wall Hangings  that are for sale
and thought it would be 
fun to show them here too.
My "other" blog is
 http://juliebagamaryquiltedart.blogspot.com/

Bright batik remnants are recreated
into contemporary block on a steel grey cotton background
for a stunning Contemporary Wall Quilt
that would enhance your decor. 
Machine quilted in grey thread.
"Contemporary Saved Remnants"
51 inches X 63 inches
Sleeve on back making this ready to hang.
Machine signed by artist.
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Thursday, October 6, 2016

Blue Bird Fiber Art Collage

Birds were my focus in the
April Art Daily 2016 which inspired this Blue Bird Fiber Art Collage. 
Perfect decor to brighten your day, this hand embroidered bird on hand painted
blue and yellow fabric is ready to hang.Collage of quilted Fiber Bird, buttons,
canvas decor and screen fiber.  Background has machine quilted words:
"fly, fly, fly, fly" above bird and "sing, sing" beneath. 
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Wednesday, October 5, 2016

Adding More Hand Embroidery

Wanting a "hand" project, I chose to add
more hand embroidery to this bird composition
from the April Art Daily 2016 Challenge - Day 2.
A combination of purple threads give a variegated look.
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Tuesday, October 4, 2016

Oak Leaf Reversible Quilted Art Clergy Stole In Process

Oak Tree acorns are plentiful this year
in our neighborhood and squirrels are busy.
A perfect time for sewing together this side of what will be a
Reversible Clergy Stole 
with 2 hand appliqued oak leaves. 
Now on to Side 2 which will be White Batik fabrics. 
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Monday, October 3, 2016

"Paint Tasting Party"

With Cheryl Rezendes' book,  Fabric Surface Design as our guide,
we each in our  Surface Design Group 
brought various types of our acrylic and textile paints
to test out and see what we preferred in painting fabric.
It was a fun way to check out new brands 
and share our faves with others.
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Friday, September 30, 2016

More "Seeds" For The Birds

I wanted to add more Slow Stitching
to these 3 birds and chose various blue/aqua 
embroidery floss and  Seed Stitch.
This composition began on Day 25
of April Art Daily 2016 Challenge. 
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Thursday, September 29, 2016

Fiber ART Miniatures & Kits!

These Fiber Art Miniatures &
Fiber Art Miniature Kits
are labeled, priced and ready to offer for sale
in the Asheville Quilt Guild Gift Shop
that opens this  Friday.  Don't miss the
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Wednesday, September 28, 2016

Blue Ribbon For African Reversible Clergy Stole

I was gifted this gorgeous African fabric remnant
and knew it was to be created into one of my Reversible Clergy Stoles.
The reverse side is created from a LIberian Batik fabric. 
It earned a Blue Ribbon in the WNC State Fair.
It is for sale here . $185
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