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Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Just A Wee Bit Short

This "all hand" wall hanging
reminds me that...
I like hand piecing.
I like hand quilting.
I'm not so sure about attaching
binding by hand.
And now, I'm awaiting the drying of
a piece of fabric I've over painted
to blend with the
 purple portion of the binding
that is just a wee but short.

Tuesday, June 29, 2010

"Season" SOLD

Our church staff purchased this piece
as a gift for Glenda, one of our
pastors who is moving to a
new appontment.

Monday, June 28, 2010

Repurposed Card

Kathy makes such wonderful cards.
This one I recently received
was too beautiful not to re purpose
and bless someone else with it.
Thanks Kathy!

Sunday, June 27, 2010

Student's Creativite Solution

After piecing her Free Style Cobblestone Blocks
from class, Sally cut them to create
 some fun cup sleeves and bookmarks.
How clever!

Saturday, June 26, 2010

Congratulations Alesha!

 Alesha, as you head to college,
remember that
"If God is for us, who can be against us?"
Romans 8:31

Friday, June 25, 2010

575th Post Give Away

Leave a comment and you could win this
fun, batik Fabric Art Post Card
(also frameable)
to help celebrate my 575th Post.

Thursday, June 24, 2010

#28 More Blessed To Give Challenge

Realizing that this scarf  will warm someone in January
when they are delivered to the homeless
is motivation enough to knit it in hot Summer.

Wednesday, June 23, 2010

"She Can Laugh At The Days To Come"

After assembling the blocks from the
I chose this block to hand embroider
this verse that the Lord has me
focused on recently.
"She is clothed in strength and dignity,
she can laugh at the days to come."
Proverbs 31:25

Tuesday, June 22, 2010


A Color Relationships exercise was the
motivation for this piece and a desire
to use some hand dyed/painted  fabrics
I have created and/or collected.
I'm considering a stripy pieced border
but think it needs to have some pizazz.

Monday, June 21, 2010

Congratulations Matt & Sarah Beth

Created from batik fabrics
and soft edged Bull's Eye blocks,
"Sing To The Lord A New Song"
is for Matt and Sarah Beth in their
"new" house after the newlyweds'
apartment burned recently.

Sunday, June 20, 2010

Saturday, June 19, 2010

Congratulations Jordon & Virginia

"Pray Continually" is created
from batik strips and
uses a variety of speciality
stitches and thread colors along with hand
 beading and a hand embroidered
Congratulations Jordon and Virginia!
More Blessed To Give Challenge #27

Friday, June 18, 2010

SOLD- "The Earth Is The Lord's"

As this piece shown in a recent post
 is on it's way to it's new owner,
I'm praying it will bless
many in it's new home.

Thursday, June 17, 2010

More Quilted Art Leaf Bowls

I'm still having fun creating
Quilted Art Leaf Bowls.
I hope to have a full selection
for the Quilt Guild Boutique.

Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Mosaic Leaf Bowls

Now these are FUN!
Adding the verse is a
bit challenging though.
Thanks Marti  for the mosaics -
aka- Fast 45 remnants

Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Jewlery Creating Daughter

Thanks Melanie and Jose' for the belated Mother's Day gift.
They really are "Something Beautiful".

Monday, June 14, 2010

Student's Work

Joan proved the Free Style Cobblestones work
in a variety of fabric types as she created this
 pillow top from upholstery remnants gleaned
from a relative's thrifts store find.
Carole's piece has a rich, coffee time feel and
has already been claimed by her daughter
upon it's completion.

Sally included some photos printed onto fabric alongside her fun batik
Free Style Cobblestones.  What a great idea!

Sunday, June 13, 2010

"No Longer Two But One"

Congratulations Josh and Meredith!
We are praying for your marriage to
be a blessing to others as it continues
to be based on Jesus.
Your wedding was beautiful!
Congratulations to Jeanette
whose name was drawn to
win the calendar.  Email me
your mailing address.
More Blessed To Give Challenge #26

Friday, June 11, 2010

Give Away

Yes- I know it's June and this calendar is for 2010,
 however, Marti just returned from Spring Market
and passed it along to me. 
Now, I'm going to pass it along
to one of you who leaves a comment
today as to why you view my blog.
Name drawn Saturday night.

Thursday, June 10, 2010

Thanks Arlene

Fabric Post cards are such fun to create
 and a great way to express
"Thanks", "Happy Birthday" or whatever.
I've not met Arlene but received some batik
 remnants through Meg who put them on the
 "Share" table at a recent Fiber Arts Alliance.
Thanks Arlene and Thanks Meg.
(Now that the photo is taken,
 I can finish addressing the Post Card.)

Wednesday, June 9, 2010

"The Earth Is The Lord's And Everything In It"

Thanks Carol R. for sharing what you learned in
a quilting landscaping class at
John C. Campbell.

Tuesday, June 8, 2010

Hubby Likes Mustard

Hubby likes mustard.'s good in very small amounts.
That is until I wanted to see if I could color the white part of this batik
yellow and smeared mustard all over it,
 let it dry then gently washed the fabric.
 It was even more successful that the photo allows.
The right Freestyle Cobblestone block is the fabric "plain".

Monday, June 7, 2010

Mosaic Mountains

Recently I've seen more and more artists creating mosaic backgrounds  
so I pulled out this piece I created several years ago.
 The mosaic "look" is so fun and using remnants is quite rewarding!
OH- I just noticed this piece must have been
 before I added Scripture  and quilted signatures
to all my pieces ....maybe it is  time?

Sunday, June 6, 2010

Color Relationships - Mine

Here's the basic exercise. OK...but a bit plain.

Next, I auditioned some batik circles
left from another project.
Then, the last  two photos utilize the cut outs from
the appliqued green squares.
I am considering hand dyed strips for a border.
Thoughts?  Suggestions?

Friday, June 4, 2010

Color Relationships

Sherry B. created these 2 pieces for our
Color Relationships exercise
as we are going through the Art+ Quilt book together.
(She laid them on the back of one of my pieces
for the photo.)

Thursday, June 3, 2010

It's Official!

I was blessed to "officially" teach my first
quilting class - or at least the first session of two for it.
We are making Free Style Cobblestones.
Here's a sample of the blocks.
Some finished projects using these fun
free style blocks are here, here, here, and here.

Wednesday, June 2, 2010

Quilted Art Party Hats!

We enjoy celebrations and
what party would be complete without
Quilted Art Party Hats??
Looks like I need to create some bigger ones!