Saturday, May 29, 2010

My sister, Su, joined the same time but I happen to have her quilt. She can blog about what she was up to on her own.

So, I recently joined this group and was told "green" was the next word. I immediately thought of "green peace" and decided to make a quilt around that idea. I don't do much with fusible for applique and struggled with getting it right. My participation is about trying new techniques and working them out. So...

Tuesday, May 11, 2010

I know it's a little more than 12x12 but I had to add the roots!
I used fabric wrapped cord for the stems and felt for the leaves.

It's Not Easy Being Green

Printed cow images on inkjet printer; freehanded large cow shapes for fusible applique; embellished a bit with beads....

Subliminal Green Messaging

I had many "brilliant ideas" for Green but just couldn't seem to make any of them come together.  I finally decided to use this piece of snow resist dyed fabric and attempt to use thread to make it "come alive." 
I'm not excited about the results and I couldn't get a photo I liked either. Neither seems bright enough for me.  I think the quilt is a little brighter in person.  I do like the words I quilted into the tree and grass, although they can't necessarily be seen at first sight I hope that perhaps they provide a little subliminal message to keep the world a beautiful place.
Actually I'm not sure you can read them in these photos either! Oh well.

Wednesday, May 5, 2010

One Blue Tulip

The tulip applique was given to me by my friend Robyn several years ago. After just returning from Asilomar and taking a wonderful class with Libby Lehman, I decided to take this one applique block and give it a home, using the circles that I learned in the class. Thanks Robyn and Libby for making this quilt a reality.

Monday, May 3, 2010

Mother Earth Is Tired

This may not be considered a "quilt", so I apologize. I promise! Next month I'll do a three layer, stitched quilt.
This is my green quilt. I made the paper/fiber, dyed it in greens and made a face with it. You can't really see, but the bottom layer has seeds imbedded in it. You'll see bits of newsprint and other "trash", as well as bird feathers for the eyebrows.