Very pleased and happy to present this commission to its owners. It focuses on a special person's love of Princess Diana and high heels. I thoroughly enjoyed creating this unique quilt!
Well here it is... I made the seminole border and applied it and hated it! So I finished it with the white print borders. Now I have a looooooooong border to use somewhere else. Here is a (poor) picture of it. Next it will go to our long arm quilter to quilt it and then to our hand sewn binding peeps and then it will be ready to present to a veteran.
Making a scrappy or strippy quilt of Valor for our group. I have the long strips fnished, now I am deciding what borders I want to add. I think it will be some Seminole Piecework. I sewed the strips onto muslin first to stabilize them.
Just posted an amazing tutorial in my How To Section, Ricky Tims shows us how to make flying geese units with just one seam!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I absolutely love it... Also love this quilt by Susan Snopes.
Its called Outback Wife and as you can see its just simplicity itself, but sooooooooo appealing!!
I also like this painted fabric (?) its very lively, looks like the ocean. Don't know who did it.
Great Idea for a Charlie Brown/Peanuts quilt.
This is Cascading Spools.....looks cold!
Intersection Quilt......what a great setting. I love cross designs and these colors are yummy.
This quilt was a commission for a group who wanted a raffle quilt with an eagle on it. I like the way it turned out. It was a big one and took lots of work quilting it on my home sewing machine.
Quick little design sketches, some with potential to become quilts. I am shooting for 36 of them but so far have only made it to 16. Some are hopeless, but some might have some potential.
Here is a quilt top I finished for our Quilts of Valor group. It is going to be a raffle quilt to earn money for buying more red white and blue fabric. I was handed this pile of squares in a rainbow of colors so I decided to arrange them as best as I could as a color wheel! I love the way it turned out and will buy lots of tickets.
Now here is the serious part of my post. Note to Self: Do not NOT use Dritz spray on anything important!! I had a TERRIBLE time quilting my last quilt with this stuff on it!!! its a NO NO.
A little like being back in grade school, with the construction paper and scissors and glue, this was an interesting exercise in abstract shapes. I see how these could be the inspiration for any number of quilt designs!
So of course when I saw this abstract building in Knoxville, I knew I needed a picture!
While not in any way an abstract artist, Adinka Telegen is a fabulous artist! She strives to make her art look so much like a photograph that the viewer will have their nose practically touching the wall before they can understand - its stitch and fabric only. She layers tulle and tissues and other fabrics and stitches so much that the fabric often buckles, but she does not mind daringly chopping and cutting and pulling at it until she bends it to her will.
Here is a link to a wonderful interview with her on textileartist.org
Here is a link to her website:
I discovered the fabulous work of this artist in my search for abstract artists. She does both representational and abstract art in many media, and some art that I do not know what it would be classified, except that it is breathtaking! Color and pattern is wonderful, and when you look closer you see faces and pattern within pattern. Some short bio info about her as she has posted on her blog:
Barbara Broekman (Amsterdam, 1955) creates monumental artworks based on textile patterns and techniques. In her work she examines the relation between art, textiles and universal human themes such as love, loss, repression and conflict.
Her work places the personal experience in a larger context. Dazzling compositions zoom in and out on life, from micro level to the entire universe. Her work is always related to the world around her, in subject as well as working methods, and transcends the boundaries between autonomous and applied art. Time consuming processes as well as a close collaboration with clients and specialised craftsmen are an essential part of her work.
Broekman was trained in textile art at the Rietveld Academy and the California College of Arts, Berkeley, USA. Her work has been collected by the Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam, the Amsterdam Museum, the Textiel Museum in Tilburg and the Cooper Hewitt Design Museum in New York.
Here are some examples of her monumental work:
Learn more about her at her website https://www.barbarabroekman.nl/home and if you follow the links to some of her exhibits at the Amsterdam Museum you can click in the upper right hand corner and change the language from Dutch to English.
I have always been an artist and with art quilts I have found a way to combine my two loves of painting and textiles.