Do you dream in black and white? well this disappearing 9 Patch is a nod toward that theory, although since its laced with Hawaiian innuendo there must be some color sneaking in there. Some of the prints have an Asian influence, which also reminds me strongly of my visit to Hawaii. And its quilted with some flower motifs to complete the idea. There are some line drawings of Diamondhead and bits of Hawaiian maps too.
Made a study of architectural elements featuring the rectangle and the square. Squares and rectangles are everywhere, just like in quilts. These were what I call 60 mile an hour pictures, made from the passenger seat, but they can provide wonderful inspiration or reference for future work.
I named this quilt Smoky Mountain Songbird because that really fits Dolly! I was planning to make it all glittery with her wearing some rhinestone encrusted diva dress but as I worked on it it seemed like she was whispering in my ear put me in my beautiful Smoky mountains and dress me like the home girl I am at heart. So that's what I did! Had so much fun with her hair.
First try at a Quilt As You Go purse as taught by Tara Rebman. She teaches on Craftsy and she is so fun; such a great teacher. Very clear instructions and a bubbly personality that inspires you to go for it! See my cute chipmunk on the tab above.. he lives in the yard and always tries to eat the bird seed in the feeder but the Crisco on the shepherd's hook pole keeps him in line!
American Beauty will be included in the Arts in the Airport Show at Knoxville from October to April. You can read more about the show and see some of the work in past shows at https://www.knoxalliance.com/arts-in-the-airport/
Pinata Fiesta is going to Las Laguna Gallery in Las Lagunas, CA! https://www.facebook.com/LasLagunaGallery/
It will be featured in their Bring Us Your Dead show. I can't wait to see how it looks when all the pieces are installed.
This fiber work is filled with remembrances, with dancing skeletons, pinatas, a dog, a black sheep, jaguar and plentiful birds plus flowers and beading and stitch. I had a blast creating it!
I'm not sure why this pattern is called Less Than Traditional... to me, its way more work than traditional! I had a fit with it, so hard to get the bunchy layers through the sewing machine... I was ready to scream and quit... but its done. I was sure I would never be interested in making another one, but now that it is done, well it is kinda cute... maybe. JUST MAYBE I would make another one.
OK now you know what I have been doing the last two day! These Bendie bags are fun to make, they stand on their own little feet. I love putting surprise color insides in them...
They are perfect for quilting notions, make-up, device cords and junk, nail polish, I think my attachments for the food processor would fit in one! Simple and straightforward pattern by Joan Hawley, Lazy Girl Designs.
I have always been an artist and with art quilts I have found a way to combine my two loves of painting and textiles.