Tuesday, April 27, 2010

California Blues

This is so Californian. I took a class from Sandi Cummings (Californian) at Asilomar, in California, while I was living in California. With my friend Diane (Californian). The freeform cutting and sticks were techniques from that class. I bought the fabrics while in California this year at three different California quilt shops. I really enjoy freeform cutting.

Sunday, April 25, 2010

Green- Beverly H.

I actually finished two for this one.  I wasn't completely happy with the first, had more fabric I could use, so I had fun making a second- which is what you see here.  

I wanted to use a fabric I'd dyed, discharged, and screen printed with an image of the wind farm that is very close to my home.  I added other fabrics that I also dyed and printed.  The edge is done with Terry Grant's method which she detailed in Quilting Arts a couple of years ago.

I haven't quilted with my Bernina in a long time, but this programmed stitch seemed perfect.  I stretched it some from the default settings.

If you want to see the first iteration of Green, you can see it on my blog.

Tuesday, April 20, 2010


Finally! It's finished! This really represents my creative life....decisions, decisions, decisions! I used a small panel for the crazy lady, enlarged it, cut her arms off and switched them from being on her hips to holding fabric up. She started out as a nurse, so I cut off her cap, used "Texture Magic" on a piece of gray fabric which became her brain, and thread tangles (from the dryer) for her hair. The words were printed on fabric as well, and the little bits and pieces are simply fused on. Once I decided on trying the Texture Magic, everything else just kind of fell into place. Oh, she also has beads for earrings and her jumper is colored with marker and colored pencil. This was a fun piece to make. Hope you all enjoy it.
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Friday, April 9, 2010

Pass the tissues

Achoo! 12 x 12

As you can probably tell, this is my entry for the COLD challenge although it would also work well for BLUE. When I thought of cold, cold weather and having a cold both came to mind so I pulled out penguins, snowflakes and other chilly fabrics and started sewing. I used pieces from a silk handkerchief owned by my great grandmother Isabelle Rogers to make the tissues.

I'm so glad to finally have a piece to post. I am hand quilting it with snowflakes and cold words like BRRRR. Enjoy.