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Friday, July 31, 2009

Machine Quilting

I used the Escape Hatch method to sandwich the wall hanging quilt so it will not need a binding. Yea! Since this is a wall quilt that works fine. (I really like the P.S. I love you fabric!) My little recipient likes buttons too so lots of buttons in the finishing plans.

Thursday, July 30, 2009

Stems Added

Progress is slow on this since we have some house guests.

Slow but sure and hope to have it done by Sat.

Tuesday, July 28, 2009


The recipient of this wall hanging really likes circles. Soooo, there will be lots of circles, Bull's Eye style, along with the verse with their name inserted.

Monday, July 27, 2009

Sunday, July 26, 2009

Calligrifun Tote

Martha blessed me by writing a verse on my canvas tote.
Thanks Martha. It's beautiful!!

Saturday, July 25, 2009

New Background Started

This piece will be for a special little girl in my life.
Notice the "P.S. I love you" fabric.
Hmm, not a batik in sight...yet.
Stay tuned.

Friday, July 24, 2009

Random Arts Day

Random Arts in Saluda, NC was the meeting place for a wonderful time of Show and Tell with blogging Mixed Media friends.
Martha Lever (left),whose Calligrifun Online class I am currently taking, Jane Powell (right) owns Random Arts and her assistant, Jen along with Sally and Carol . I was inspired, encouraged and came home to create these cards using a new stamp and ink pad.

Thursday, July 23, 2009

Quilted Art Ornaments

These Quilted Art Ornaments are fun
to make and each is unique.
I am trying out this "display" getting
ready to put them in the Boutique Shop
at the Quilt Guild Show.

Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Quilted Art Key Chains

Leaves are such a favorite shape.
These key chains were made to offer
a small piece of Quilted Art at a very
affordable price.

Monday, July 20, 2009

Bull's Eye Update

I used an inexpensive plastic tablecloth back
to lay out the hand appliqued blocks.
It is a wonderful portable design wall.
After much time hand piecing the blocks together
and adding a flange edge and border,
it's sandwiched and ready to hand quilt.
Quilting design suggestions?

Sunday, July 19, 2009

Machine Writing Label

I used some masking tape to create lines
to keep the machine writing on
this label fairly straight.
First time I've machine written
a label.

Friday, July 17, 2009

Verse Added

This verse is tiny but it's on a miniature piece.
I had to rip out and redo a few
places but now it's good.

Monday, July 13, 2009

"Choose Life" Green Amish

This fun, Amish style piece is now in my Etsy Shop.
(click on Etsy on right of page)
It's collaged batik fabrics along with a hand stamped verse
and machine quilted.

Sunday, July 12, 2009


I have been doing some machine "writing"
lately and have been even more inspired by
Baumcat. (She's really good.)
The "extra" space in this block afforded room
for the word, "Rejoice". The red thread
makes it subtle but fun.

Friday, July 10, 2009

Embellishment Change

These three nonmatching buttons
now embellish the new purse I posted on July 1.

Thursday, July 9, 2009

Congratulations Terri Stegmiller!

Thank you to all who entered the 300 Post Give Away.
Congratulations Terri Stegmiller - you won
this Quilted Desk Art.
Please email me your mailing address.
And thank you also to those who follow my blog
whether you comment or not. (Hi Gen!)

Wednesday, July 8, 2009

Leaves And Loops

Machine quilting has begun on the
Table Runner "bonus" (see June 2 post).
Oh, don't forget to enter for the
300th Post Give Away.

Tuesday, July 7, 2009

Batik Blouse

I usually don't sew clothing for myself because I haven't mastered how to make it fit well. However, optimistically, I asked Michele P. to help me with this pattern since it appeared simple - HA! Lots of gathers with batik fabric is a challenge and with the great design in the fabric it hardly even shows the gathers. It came out really pretty (can't go wrong with batiks) but it doesn't fit. Bummer. Maybe I'll look for a different pattern and try again.
Don't forget to comment for the 300th Post Give Away.

Sunday, July 5, 2009

300th Post Celebration/ Give Away!

Creating Scripture Inspired Quilted Art is my passion
and I've enjoyed sharing it on my blog.
To celebrate 300 Posts with me,
leave a comment and your name
will be entered into a Give Away
of this Quilted Desk Art.
It blends collaged fabrics, hand stamped verse,
screen fiber and hand embroidery.
Entry will close Wed. July 8 at 12 PM.

Saturday, July 4, 2009

Happy Birthday USA!

Happy Birthday USA!
"If My people, who are called by My name,
will humble themselves and pray
and seek My face and
turn from their wicked ways,
then I will hear from heaven,
and I will forgive their sin
and will heal their land."
II Chronicles 7:14
(Thanks Joe R. for the great small quilt rack!)

Friday, July 3, 2009

"Through Christ"

"Through Christ" is the now in my Etsy Shop - (click button to right of page).
Thanks for checking it out.
More coming.

Thursday, July 2, 2009

Etsy Shop Open

This Quilted Desk Art is now in
My Etsy Shop that is open again.
I plan to enter items for sale one at a time.
Enjoy checking it out.

Wednesday, July 1, 2009

New Purse

This black fabric stripped purse is
similar to one I saw recently.
It was simple to create however but I'm not
totally satisfied with the button embellishment.
Any suggestions?