Monday, October 26, 2009

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Sunday, October 11, 2009

In A Galaxy Far, Far Away...



This is my Fast Fridays Quilt Challenge #37 for October. It has really been a boost to me to have a deadline. The challenge was " Outer Space". I was surprised how difficult it was to make nice round planets....I enjoyed the design and composition aspects and of course the embellishments.
This quilt has Swavarski crystals and hand beading. It is approx. 18" by 24". The back ground fabric is a hand-dyed batik. I also used some of my thread blending techniques learned in my recent Carol Shinn class in the East Bay.

Friday, September 4, 2009

BuckBeaks Return


This is a guild challenge piece from last year(2008). I used sheer organza to create the illusion of drifting clouds that Buckbeak was pulling....the castle is my imaginations idea of what a magical castle should be. I love the fading apricot evening sky and the swarvski chrystals twinkling in the sky. As usual, embellishment holds a facination for me so the trees have wonderful seed pearls...I like the way the binding breaks with the picture yet extends it also...I love the idea that some of the trees "got loose" and ran off into the border...The moon is a re-occuring element in many of my quilts.

Morning's Moon Set


This piece was done to experiment with sheer fabrics and photo transfer. I wanted to capture the soft misty illusion of early morning...I also appliqued some unique yarns to re-enforce the horizon line...It's a more abstract approach for me....Its a small 9 X 12 "tester quilt"...I think I will use more sheer fabrics on my larger pieces now that I see how they quilt...

Sunday, July 26, 2009

Landscapes times Three


I got the Fassett backing behind me and it feels good to know that project is moving along. Now all it needs is quilting and binding...LOL...just...

New project for AIR (due Aug 9 Yipes !...)is a three part landscape. This is an in- process photo as I am checking color distribution and balance and how the three pieces talk to each other. So far. I like what they are saying...I am still messing with mountains and several major elements that I am creating...

Sunday, July 12, 2009

A New Challenge


Today's struggle is finishing the back of a workshop quilt I started in a Kaffe Fassett class. I need to make the backing....but since I don't feel like its MY QUILT...I am having a problem putting the time in it...It's a fun quilt and I like the colors....it just doesn't feel like somthing I designed. I would rather be working on a totally new piece and creating something interesting. If I continue down this path, there could be an ugly accumulation of UFO's in my closet....

Friday, July 3, 2009

Leaf Ladies


What happen to the intent to post at least every week? Some how life gets in the way and good intentions pave the...well you know the rest....

This is my most recent art quilt, completed last April. I designed it for the local quilt competition. It is the most satisfying of all my Art Quilts todate. It shows the Leaf Ladies on the special night each year when they come out to dress the trees.....I think this thought so inspired me, that I am working on a childrens book to share this fairytale....maybe with my my smallest grandchildren who do not believe in fairies or magic....