Tuesday, May 10, 2016

Magnolia Sewing Circle

Our Magnolia Sewing Circle was well attended today.
Katelyn, Darlene, Erica, and Dawn start tying from around the outside edge.
Then the quilt is rolled in from the two sides so they can reach the center.
Darlene, Rachel, Dawn, and Deborah

 Angie, Edith, Belinda, and little Allison work together on this sampler.

Sheila, Rosalie, Darlene, and Loretta start tying this top.

Since school is out, Carmen got to come and sew strips together for a quilt top.

Shirlene found the floor to be the best place for her job.

We had a lot of hand quilters around the frame today. Starting in the 7 o'clock position going clockwise, Carol, Louise, Elmina, Edith, Miriam, Dawn, Belinda, Thelma, Joanna, and Vada.

Katelyn, Carmen, and Deborah pin the binding, getting this comforter ready for stitching.
 Mary cut out a few dresses.

Yours Truely

Sunday, May 08, 2016

Mississippi Ag Museum in Bloom

I feel honored to be among 4 other Mississippi fiber artists in this rendition of the Mississippi Ag Museum in Jackson. I had section #4 of 5 sections and I call my piece "Small Town Mississippi." My piece measures 25"X36" and is made by fusing commercial cottons and then stitching and quilting heavily.

Small Town Mississippi



Label on the back.

The back with hanging sleeve.

This is the picture we worked from which was divided and each person was given a black & white copy of the finished size of their section.

Mississippi Ag Museum in Bloom

Starting from the left the artists are:
1. Marcus Weekley

I decided to take 'artist license' to make blooming flowers in my section to cheer and brighten it up. Now, I'm not too sure that was a good idea. They seem to stick out like a sore thumb!
Patchwork Times Quiltfabrication Needle and Thread Thursday
Creations by Nina-Marie  
Fort Worth Fabric Studio

Wednesday, May 04, 2016

Weeping Willow -- Fiber Art

This small piece measures 8"X11" and is made from commercial cottons. It is heavily stitched with Superior's variegated Fantastico thread. I'm calling it "Weeping Willow" trying to depict green and sorrow.

Weeping Willow


The back is finished by facing with hand stitched finishing.


I'm finally caught up with our fiber art group's challenge. 

Blue / Bird -- A Resting Place II
Yellow / Catastrophe -- Turmoil
Green / Sorrow -- Weeping Willow

 Creations by Nina-Marie 
 Freemotion by the River

Sunday, May 01, 2016

Fiber Art -- Turmoil

If you are looking for "Amazingly Simple Triangle Stars" book review, click HERE.

Recently I asked for suggestions on naming this small 8"X11" art quilt. There were so many good replies that it was hard to choose. Twister, Tornado, Whirlwind, Carried Away, Winds of Change, ... and many more. I finally settled on


Detail of stitching.

The back.

I tried out a few different background fabrics ...

... before settling on this one.

Detail of back label.

Freemotion by the River           
Needle and Thread Thursday

Thursday, April 28, 2016

Giveaway -- Amazingly Simple Triangle Stars

My amazing sister, Barbara Cline has done it again!

Here she is having fun with all of us sisters and Mother. Can you spot her with the black handled scissors on the left?

She has written her 4th quilt book, this one called Amazingly Simple Triangle Stars.

I enjoyed watching Barbara piece together some of the quilts in this book at our annual Heatwole Sewing Retreat in 2014.

She sat in the far corner of our cabin and ...

... worked tirelessly while some of the others went out thrift shopping.

A nostalgic moment.

Barbara made this quilt from Father’s pants. Mother's comment was, "He never wore jeans."

It's amazing how all the quilts in this book can be made from one simple triangle unit.

Just look at these quilts, all made with this one triangle unit. I think the quilts look complicated, but really when broken down to this one unit, they become very easy.

Barbara has also furnished different color options for each quilt and included "Life Lessons" through out the book.

Thank you, Barbara and C&T for allowing me to give away a copy of Amazingly Simple Triangle Stars to one of my readers. (U.S. winner will receive a printed copy and an International winner will receive a digital copy.) For a chance to win, please leave a comment on this post. Comments will be open through Thursday, May 5. I'll pick a winner on May 6. Be sure that you are not a no-reply blogger or leave your email address in your comment.

Now hop on over to the other particapting blogs to see more of this great book and more chances to win a copy of your own.

Amazingly Simple Triangle Stars Schedule

C&T Publishing- April 25 

Julia Graber - April 28 

Connecting Threads - April 30 

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