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Thursday, June 30, 2011


Still playing with the  Free Style Cobblestone blocks hoping to re purpose the art quilt my dog ate.  Just for the record, it wasn't my current dog but the last one.  Hmm, that's been awhile. 

Wednesday, June 29, 2011

50% Profits Benefits Missions!

Obviously, I enjoy creating Quilted Art.
However, there's basically 2 reasons I sell my Scripture Inspired Quilted Art:
1-To offer artful Scripture in homes to spread Truth and
2- To give 50% of my profits to benefit Missions.

Tuesday, June 28, 2011

"Blue" Cobblestones & "Green" Cobblestones

 The stack is growing as I continue to create out of the remnant bin creating "blue" cobblestones

and "green" cobblestones. 
2 different projects in progress. 

Monday, June 27, 2011

Batik Remnant Playtime

Spreading out the remnants on the floor aids in finding just the right ones to create
Free Style Cobblestone blocks to go with the embroidered section from the piece my dog ate.
PS - Patricia, your question/comment yesterday came as a "no reply".

Sunday, June 26, 2011

Painted Shoes Happy Again

Removing the old paint from the shoes was worth the effort now that they are repainted, sealed and ready to wear. Hopefully this new sealer will work much better. 

Saturday, June 25, 2011

Re Painting Shoes

 Now that I've learned what sealer is best to use on painted leather, I'm re painting my shoes
I plan for them to be mainly like last time since I really like how they came out then, just not sealed properly.

Friday, June 24, 2011

Fun "Finds"

 While straightening my studio, two bright  4 X 6 backgrounds appeared which I tried a couple of ideas, unsewed them and prayed (yes, I pray about my art) and went for a walk.
Beautiful Day lilies graced the road side and were inspiration for this small piece of art.
This background only needed a dark purple strip which looked like a cross when I turned it sideways and a verse.  Done.  What fun finds.

Thursday, June 23, 2011

My Dog Ate My Quilted Art

How do you salvage a completed piece -business card tag and all - that falls out of your car one night and you don't realize it until the morning when your dog has enjoyed a button embellishment and other unrepairable spots?  I gleaned the hand embroidered section and painted it blue with SetaColor so far.  Stay tuned.

Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Double Matted Piece / #16 More Blessed To Give Challenge

"With God All Things Are Possible" Matthew 19:26" collaged over a variety of pink batik background pieces with a black and white batik cross is framed in a larger frame with a double white mat.  Available at the Farm.

Sunday, June 19, 2011

Show And Tell

 This wonderful thread cabinet (first I'd seen)  was part of a great studio I visited recently with a group of quilters.  
Another member was given this old quilt and plans to have it quilted.  Great fabrics and in great shape.

Laurie's drawer on her cutting/work table was filled with cut remnants ready for the next project. What organization.

 A quilt on the long arm machine and
a clever tool holder that fits under her regular sewing machine. 
Fun day and lunch too. 

Saturday, June 18, 2011

Butterfly Fabric Post Card Birthday Party Invitations

When my 3 year old grand daughter asked what kind of party I was having for my birthday, I realized what she really wanted to know was the theme. Theme??Hmmm...butterflies are a good theme and I already have butterfly fabric for the table, a large  butterfly cookie cutter for our sandwiches, etc.  and  she and her younger sister thrilled to receive their special invitations through the mail.  And to think, I was just going to have a regular party.  :)

Friday, June 17, 2011

Circles and Dots For New Direction Farm / #15 More Blessed To Give Challenge

A circle of screen fiber softens the lines and dots for this red batik framed quilted art which has been donated to the craft shop at New Direction Farm - restoring youth and families through the Gospel of Jesus Christ.

Thursday, June 16, 2011

Tuesday, June 14, 2011

With God All Things Are Possible - Matthew 19:26

Aqua is one of my favorite colors....well and purple....and green....hmmm.
I do like aqua and this fabric basket was fun to sew using batiks from my cabinet.
It will most likely be one its way to a local gallery  later this month unless someone else is interested before then.

Monday, June 13, 2011

More Embellishing Group Show & Tell

 Nannette created this fun batik botanical creation.
Several women in the group took a Judy Coats Perez workshop and finshed these colorful painted ornaments.
What a clever group.

Sunday, June 12, 2011

Embellishing Group Show & Tell

 Agatha created this crazy quilt from remnants and has discovered her niche.
Ann had this wonderful creation in her closet but hopefully is now inspired to finish it.
Ann also brought out this wonderful ocean scene that just needs quilting and finishing.
Sorry for the fuzzy photo.
More to Show & Tell to come.

Saturday, June 11, 2011

Gleaned Ties For Chrysalis Flight

Thanks Dot for putting these colorful ties on the "give away" table at Fiber Arts Alliance. I'll repurpose them as Butterfly Ties by stenciling with a simple butterfly and give them to young men at a Chrysalis Flight and/or Journey Flight as an agape reminder of God's perfect love.

Friday, June 10, 2011

More Fiber Art Alliance Show & Tell

 Karen created these wonderful leaves to accompany her fabulous dolls.
 Hopefully, she's going to do a demo in the near future :)
 Robin's book is from an envelope mingle where artists create envelopes from various fibers and they are mingled so each artist can have a fun collection.
Carol brought more of her hand made books which feature various treasures and embellishments. 
What a creative group!

Thursday, June 9, 2011

Fiber Arts Alliance Show & Tell

Our Fiber Art Alliance group consists of fiber artists of all mediums.  Show & Tell is always very inspiring.
Christy created this fun scarf using a water soluable stabilizer and remnants.

 Marie brought this class sample that she sewed out of batiks and curvy seams.
Gen had fun using up fiber remnants by couching them on this whimsical piece in circles and over seams.

I missed the name of the creator of this felted wool piece that highlighted the hand dyed flowers of Nancy.
More to come.

Wednesday, June 8, 2011

Watercolor Envelope

The flower, a favorite theme for me covers this envelope which was created by painting watercolors (a new medium for me) using sponge and brush.  What a treat to send this piece of Mail Art out to someone soon.

Tuesday, June 7, 2011

Purple Earrings

Carolyn Cordell Creations was one of the vendors at a local craft fair recently.  She creates several fun things including these whimsical earrings.

Monday, June 6, 2011

Patient In Affliction?

Somehow I find it easier to be Faithful in Prayer &  Joyful in Hope  more than Patient in Affliction.  Lord teach me.
Pink and green batik fabrics.

Sunday, June 5, 2011

Rejoice And Be Glad In It

Still having fun creating 4 X 6 framed Quilted Art gifts.
"This is the day which the Lord hath made; we will rejoice and be glad in it"  Psalm 118:24
Not just for today but for everyday.
Green and brown batik fabrics.

Saturday, June 4, 2011

My Deliverer

Yellow and brown combine with embellishments to highlight a verse that is a great reminder of Truth.
"The Lord is my Rock and my Fortress and my Deliverer"  Psalm 18:2

Friday, June 3, 2011

"Brings Good News"

Brown batik fabrics collage with screen fiber, gold paint, ribbon and the verse "How beautiful upon the feet of him who brings good news."  Isaiah 52:7 for this great gift idea for Fathers Day or any special occasion.  $26

Thursday, June 2, 2011

Another Bag Of Remnants

What fun to receive a gallon Ziploc baggie of remnants from a freind.  Looks like a future  preemie quilt maybe.