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Wednesday, September 13, 2017

Tuesday, September 12, 2017

Confetti Quilt Needs A Name

A group of Fiber Artists gathered recently
to try our hand at this technique - 
Confetti Quilts or Shredded Fabric Quilt.
We cut fabric remnants into tiny bits and began to create.
I admit, I made a similar composition as 
was in the example of flowers on a tree limb.
Once in place, we covered the fabric bits with
tulle, layered batting then quilted it with clear thread.
My borders are different sizes giving an offset orientation.
18 inches wide X 13 inches high.
What would you title this piece?
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Monday, September 11, 2017

Fall Leaf Trio

While I enjoy Summer with it's plentiful
fresh fruits and veggies, warm sunshine, outdoor swimming,
picnics etc., Fall has it's own set of delights.
As the weather cools and leaves are beginning to turn
glorious colors of purple, yellow and red, it's soup time,
apples with caramel dip, Festivals, hiking, etc.
"Fall Leaf Trio" is 3 Quilted Art Oak Leaves
hand sewn to an aqua & green painted 4 inch X 12 inch  canvas. 
It's available in my ETSY Shop.
Linked to Wow Me Wednesday 
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Friday, September 8, 2017

Auditioning Teal Borders - Too Bright?

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I've been pondering how to brighten up this
palate from a workshop recently.
You can see it 
 straight from my workshop with Didi Salvatierra.
So, today when I saw this teal fabric in my stash,
I wondered, what if.....?
I may also add some other pops of color extending into the border.
Linked to Crazy Mom Quilts
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Thursday, September 7, 2017

Progress Navy Improvisational Heart

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Day 250 #ayearinstitches 
2 strands DMC - Navy Big Stitch in navy area &

 Buttonhole Stitch across the middle. 
Fuchsia Pistol Stitch near the bottom.
Linked to Katherine's Corner

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Navy Improvisational Slow Stitching - Hand Dyed Heart

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Using the extra stitched section from 
as a starting place 
and adding navy hand dyed borders,
I'm on to a new Quilted Art Stitched Heart. 
All 2 strands DMC - navy Cross Stitch & Feather Stitch.
 Back Stitch aqua & fushia flower with lime Colinial Knots center. 
Flower petals are light aqua hand painted.
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Wednesday, September 6, 2017

Completed - Imporvisational Quilted Heart With Flower

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I am enjoying these quilted hearts to 
have space for some slow stitching. 
This one is ready to mount onto a 10 X 10 inch
black panel board.
All 2 strands -lime Seed Stitch on heart point-
 blue Seed Stitch on top right along with lime Chain Stitch.
 3 white buttons stitched with purple.
More about this composition here. 
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Tuesday, September 5, 2017

Black & White Button Big Necklace - Take 2

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I reworked
 (meaning I completely took apart and redesigned,
 quilted and sewed buttons)
 this Black & White Button Bib necklace
 before taking it to the WNC Fair.
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Monday, September 4, 2017

Blue Batik Tunic

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I have much less experience sewing clothing.
 So using the WNC State Fair entry date as a deadline, 
I finished this batik tunic - and it fits! 
3different fabrics & 3 blue buttons from Berlin.
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Friday, September 1, 2017

Aqua & Grey Fiber Art Bird House

Every now and then I enjoy creating a 3D Fiber Art project.
My challenge was to only use aqua & grey batik fabrics
and include some fun surprises....
Like this hand made purple button,
bird stamp I created from a playground motif
I saw while visiting Berlin this Spring that is discharged on the grey,
my machine signature,

and my favorite - 
machine written section from Psalm 84:3
"even the sparrow finds a home".
This fun bird house is on it's way to the WNC  State Fair..
Linked to Crazy Mom Quilts,  Off The Wall Friday, Whoop Whoop Friday
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