Friday, September 24, 2010

Day's End




This piece was the result of an exercise done with my art group. We were looking at the design element LINE. We each had 3o minutes to create a small composition using the element that we were to experiment with. Using bits and pieces from our small workshop shoe box collection, I found these pieces of sunset calling to me. I liked my little 8" by 10" exercise so much that I took it home and quilted it. I then mounted it on a piece of pre-quilted upholstery fabric.

Oak Hills




These are the hills we looked out on from our camping trip this summer. Sunset time was a warm golden windswept time of cotton tree fairies everywhere....

Sunday, July 11, 2010

Sea Dragon Arrives !




Here is my Sea Dragon which I worked on for 2 months. I enjoyed the challenge of making a quilt that did not have the traditional binding. The irregular binding is a combination of "pillow-casing" and over-stiching the fussy-cut edges at the bottom.
This piece has hand beading and is about 18" by 12" in size. I love the sea and I could swim away in this piece.

Monday, May 17, 2010

Spring Flowers




This year the Iris are incredible. Our "Rhodies" are great huge balls of color. I love this time of year.

If There Be Monsters




This little guy was made for my grandson Nicholas, who told me there were "Monsters" in his closet at night and his parents did not believe him. He even drew me a color picture of the Monster. He said he had 3 eyes so he could see better at night and very long claws to catch little boys...So I made him his "own" Monster to take to bed with him to protect him.

Sunday, April 25, 2010

Burgundy Hills




This little quilt was created to meet the challenge #43 of the Fast Friday Quilters online group. The challenge was to make a quilt using "manipulated" fabric in some new way. This was a new concept and technique for me. I am happy with the sense of depth it provides as the hills moving away. I worked really hard on the puffed up oak trees and think they add a new diminsion to the quilt. The "shadows" are cast by fine semi-tranparent netting.

Quilt of Valor




This quilt was created to support our local guild program of making quilts for soldiers that were injured in the war. The quilts are presented in a little "presentation bag" and given individually to the soldiers in a near by VA hospital. I try to make one every year to support this program. They are generally Red, White and Blue and of a patriotic nature. This one has flannel as the backing which helps make it warm and keeps it from sliding off the persons lap.

Thursday, March 25, 2010

Our Lady of the Chocolate Pines




Created for the Pacific Piece Makers Quilt Guild annual challenge. This quilt addressed the "I LOVE Chocolate" idea for the show. In my own way, this was an image of an imagined place and a special lady who lived there.....somewhere out of time. I used commercial cottons and some hand dyes. The halo around the lady was made with a fine netting. She has a hand beaded necklace and small gold cross. There are also many swarvarski chrystals in the sky and on her gown. The size was approximately 22" X 32" inches.

Saturday, February 20, 2010

Cypress Dune


This is a quilt I worked on as a personal challenge to use muted colors. It was a challenge to create the feeling of depth among the sand dunes.

Fast Friday Challenge #38