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Wednesday, April 6, 2022

 Under Sea Queen

A self portrait I did for an Art group I am in. 
It was small. 12" x 14" inches.

 Seahorse Ebba

The design was a Laura Heine creation. This seahorse was first done on a film, The cartoon of the seahorse was underneath the film. Then the motifs were added to the design . The motifs had adhesive on the reverse side. Size 23X42. It was fun picking out the different motifs I wanted to use. 


Fall Leaves

This panel was done from an experiment using bleach and black cloth. The leaves were laid on the black fabric and sprayed with bleach, Every black fabric comes out a different color. In this case the result was a rusty orange. I then appliqued some leaves on top of the silhouette. 

This is a detail of the quilt showing the beading of the leaves. Some of the leaves were done with Swarovrski crystals and some were done with hand beading. The quilt was donated to the International Aphasia Movement.  



Friday, July 16, 2021


 Hanging Scrolls

The inspiration for this quilt came from a book. Kake - Jiku, or hanging scrolls. They were the beautiful scrolls found in many Japanese homes. A long piece of Japanese paper or silk onto which a work of calligraphy or a piece of art work was mounted.

There were 15 designs that were reminiscent of the hanging scrolls. All of the designs were created using applique. Some feature fabric origami, where two pieces were sewn together and folded into shapes of three-dimensional flowers. Other designs use Sashiko, a Japanese version of a quilting stitch. 

I worked on this quilt for the year of Covid 19. It was my "Go To" project that kept me going. 

Some of the blocks on my design wall.

This block featured little origami flowers. 

Thursday, July 15, 2021

○Gig Harbor View

 Gig Harbor - Commencement Bay, WA

This was our view at night from the bedroom window. The scene was made on a piece of marbleized fabric. Many of the communities are different types of  beads. The houses on the hillside were made with square sequins. The trees were done as silhouettes.  

The ferry boat and barge with the tug boat were done entirely with hand beading. The piece was free-motion quilted. The piece measures 24" by 42".                       

Monday, November 9, 2020

 Under the Sea

This quilt hung on my design wall for several years. It took the pandemic for me to finally complete it. It is a large piece measuring 42" x 72". 

I have always loved the sea and this was an opportunity for me to incorporate all the wonders under sea. 

The embellishments and beading were done by hand.  This is an original design.

Sunday, November 8, 2020

Koi PondA small study in color .