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Wednesday, January 31, 2018

Day 2 Your 30-Day Art Challenge & Day 31 A Block A Day

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Prompt for Day #2: 
Create a piece of art based on 
one of the names of God that means a lot to you.
I chose God is Love and 
 chose to use what I had on hand (watercolor and paper) to create this banner.
Each heart has an attribute as listed in I Corinthians 13.
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UPDATE - I repainted the hearts red and rewrote the words in white paint..
Day 31 A Block A Day is a Free Style Cobblestone block
of purple and blue batik fabrics. 
Whew - 2 challenges at a time.....good but challenging.
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Tuesday, January 30, 2018

Your 30-Day Art Challenge & Day 30 A Block A Day Challenge &

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On another note, I signed up for the 
Your 30-Day Art Challenge on Facebook based on daily prompts.
Day #1: Create something based on one of God’s promises
 that is meaningful to your personal journey.
Not being a watercolor artist, I felt led to stretch and 
create the scene from my small studio window
based on Psalm 18:19 -" He brought me out into a spacious place.  
He rescued me because He delighted in me."
At first I didn't see the symbolism of the woods encroached driveway 
opening up to the world beginning with my sewing machine/quilted art.
2 sections of Free Style Cobblestone blocks
combine to one larger section.
Progress....yes.
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Monday, January 29, 2018

Reversing Lies - Day 29 A Block A Day Challenge

If you've followed my art for awhile,
you know I prefer smaller Quilted Art pieces.
Thus, the reason this bed quilt has been
in progress for so long.  
I believed the lie that I couldn't get it straight since it was so big
and it would be a waste of time, effort and batik fabric. 
And today after praying again about this project,
 I was reminded of truth -  I have made at least 7 bed sized quilts 
successfully previously so I can do it again.
How do you reverse lies you believe about your art?
Day 29 is the top section of my bed quilt completed with
the far right section being added today.
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Sunday, January 28, 2018

Female Silhouette Reflection - Day 28 A Block A Day Challenge

Thankfully, I gave myself some wiggle room with my
"A Block"  A Day Challenge.
I have the freedom to interpret "A Block" in various ways.
Part of a female silhouette was added
and the block  was machine quilted.
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Saturday, January 27, 2018

Day 27 A Block A Day Challenge

I added some coping strips to the block on the right.
Can't say it's my favorite block section,
but it works. 
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Friday, January 26, 2018

Red Hand Painted Silk Scarf & Day 26 A Block A Day Challenge


As part of Surface Design Group fun,
we hand pained silk scarfs using a gelli plate technique.
What fun to add various sized circles, bicycle shapes and other
fun surprises that transformed this once all white scarf
into a special red one. 
Today's block is created from one of the first batik fabrics I ever purchased.
It's hard to see but the design is a zebra amid the purple and pink dyes.
Paired with a whimsical green and blue polka dot batik,
this Free Style Cobblestone block will be near the edge of my bed quilt.
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Thursday, January 25, 2018

Red Heart Fabric Brooch & Day 25 A Block A Day Challege

Valentine's Day is coming quickly
and brooches are back in vogue. 
 This one has tiny red fabrics and 3 vintage glass buttons. 
Another block was added to the strip.
Slow progress is still progress.
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Wednesday, January 24, 2018

Monday, January 22, 2018

Baking Up Is Not Always Bad - Day 22 A Block A Day Challenge

It may be hard to tell but I added to the green section
before connecting it to the cream/white section for this "block".
Actually it had more design elements added to it
but I took them off after getting suggestions from my art group today.
Backing up is not always bad.
Linked to Off The Wall Friday, Crazy Mom Quilts
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Sunday, January 21, 2018

Procrastination Is Not Fun - Day 21 A Block A Day Challenge

Yesterday I shared the drawing for my Photo Challenge piece
and mentioned I was a wee bit behind.
So I sewed late last night and forgot to post.
Creating these "blocks" from green batiks
and then white/cream batiks took more
time than I planned. 
I am reminded that especially when I'm
doing something "new" and not so familiar to follow my normal plan:
pray then just start, pray and continue. 
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Saturday, January 20, 2018

Photo Challenge Design & Day 20 A Block A Day Challenge

I like a artistic challenge - no surprise there.
This one sounded simple enough - 
take photos of downtown Asheville, choose one
and use it for inspiration for a Quilted Art piece.
I've been procrastinating for weeks pondering
how can I piece together what I want for this challenge.
Finally today, I began a sketch - NOT something
I normally do.  Did I mention this piece is due
next week!
Connecting blocks together for
my "block" today.

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Friday, January 19, 2018

Orange Snap Tape HeART Addition & Day 19 A Block A Day Challenge

Snap tape intrigues me
and since I recently obtained a baggie full of it,
I folded and embroidered it down on
 this Orange Embroidered HeART as a surprise element
amidst lots of hand embroidery.
It's available in my ETSY Shop. 
Only 19 days into this challenge, A Block A Day,
it's tempting to feel like my progress is too slow.
I keep reminding myself -
"slow progress is still progress".
Linked to Crazy Mom Quilts, Off The Wall Friday
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Thursday, January 18, 2018

Orange HeART & Day 18 A Block A Day Challenge

Orange is not my "go to" color but every now and then
I like to create something orange from 
my orange batik remnants.
Embroidery of a vine with flowers on the grey section
along with Running Stitch in middle right section.
Day 18 
navy /white batik and purple with an aqua coping strip.
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Wednesday, January 17, 2018

Day 17 A Block A Day Challenge

One nice thing about my 
A Block A Day Challenge 
is that more blocks a day
works too. 
Today's snowy Winter day
provided more time to put previously 
created Free Style Cobblestone blocks
into larger section blocks. 
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Tuesday, January 16, 2018

Red & Purple Quilted Embroidered HeART & Day 16 A Block A Day Challenge

Red batik fabric Quilted Embroidered HeART
today with deep purple, light purple and pink embroidery.
I'm having fun adding the buttons with unique techniques.
Adding Free Style Cobblestone blocks together 
along with more coping strips. 
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Monday, January 15, 2018

Sunday, January 14, 2018

Day 14 A Block A Day Challenge

Since my goal is to complete my bed
quilt and another for the guest room this year,
I began with my A Block A Day Challenge.
So, taking 2 created block and sewing them together
to create a larger block fits perfectly with my 
Challenge and goal. 
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Saturday, January 13, 2018

Red Quilted HeART & Day 13 A Block A Day Challenge

Lots of embroidery stitching on this red, black and white
Quilted HeART.  I had fun with the unique stitching of  the
 3 subtle black buttons
with red embroidery floss. 
Free Style Cobblestone Block
of purple/white & green batik fabric.
Tomorrow, I plan to put some of the individual blocks
together and create a new combined block.
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Friday, January 12, 2018

3 Knitted Preemie Hats & Day 13 A Block A Day Challenge

I've completed 3 tiny knitted hats
for the local Neo Natal Unit.
They are quick and simple.  Here's my 
if you want to give it a try.
Day 13 A Block Of The Day Challenge is
a Free Style Cobblestone block from 
 light green and purple batiks. 
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Thursday, January 11, 2018

Multicolored Quilted HeART & Day 12 A Block A Day Challenge

I finished this multicolored, hand embroidery embellished
Quilted Heart. It's available in my Etsy Shop
where you can see a detailed description. 
Today is a Free Style Cobblestone Block
from light aqua and green batiks.
Linked to Crazy Mom Quilts, Off The Wall Friday
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Wednesday, January 10, 2018

Day 10 A Block A Day Challenge & Another HeART

Striped light purple and marbled green 
batik fabrics for this Free Style Cobblestone Block.
Since 2 Quilted HeARTs were donated to Have A HeART,
2 Quilted HeARTs went into the Gallery at The Hub
and 2 Quilted HeARTS are heading to Twigs And Leaves Gallery,
I chose to begin another one since they are so much fun.
There are still 2 blue ones in my Etsy Shop.

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Monday, January 8, 2018

Day 8 Block A Day


Posting this from my phone!!
Purple and Aqua batik
Free Style Cobblestone Block.
Still need some tweaking - cropping.
Suggestions welcome - be kind :)

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Sunday, January 7, 2018

Day 7 Block A Day - Cats

I've had this fun green batik cat fabric
for awhile.  What fun to use a bit of it along
with this great purple model batik
for my bed quilt in A Block A Day Challenge. 
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Saturday, January 6, 2018

Day 6 A Block A Day Challenge

Aqua & dark blue
Free Style Cobblestone Block for today.
I'm thinking I may just post the Block  A Day once a week
so I can also post other projects as well. 
I also am working on another 
Quilted HeART.

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Friday, January 5, 2018

Day 5 - A Block A Day Challenge & Red Quilted HeART

Managed 2 blocks on this cold, cold day.
I also have been doing more hand embroidery
and finished up this Quilted Art HeART which 
has been mounted on a 10 inch X 10 inch
black wood panel and is for sale here.

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Thursday, January 4, 2018

Have A HeART Donations Delivered & A Block A Day Challenge

Busy days like today make the A Block A Day Challenge
possible to just accomplish 1 block.
It's still progress and leaves room for less busy
days to accomplish more blocks if I desire.