Tuesday, November 18, 2014

A Glimpse Through the Lattice

I finally finished this piece of fiber art last evening by adding the label on the back. You can see my process HERE.

A Glimpse Through the Lattice
In days gone by, Southerners escaped the heat by sitting on a shady front porch and listening to the cicadas' rhythmic song. Neighbors could drop by for a short visit and spend the afternoon shelling peas and telling tales over a glass of sweet tea and a slice of pie. This quilt invites viewers to look through the lattice of the past to a simpler, slower time and rest a while in the rocker while reflecting on their own memories.
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Dimensions: 21.75” X 21.75”
$275.00 Email me.

Techniques: Raw edged fusible applique, heavily stitched with Superior’s Rainbows thread and an assortment of other thread

Detail
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Detail with piping and binding.
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The Label
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Come … rest and relax with a glimpse through the lattice!
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Wednesday, November 12, 2014

2014 Magnolia Guest Day Sewing

We were greeted this morning to sign in at this table adorned with an old hand pieced quilt top.
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Activities of the Day

Carmen & Shirlene work together tying a comfort top.
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Mary, Rhoda, and Joan stitch the binding to the back of this quilt by hand.
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These ladies are tying a cheater’s cloth top that is being made into a comforter.
Crystal, Tab, and Karla
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Natasha, Tab, Crystal, Carmen, and Rosetta
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Cheryl and granddaughter, Veronica, and Evie and son sew small dresses.
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Making Christmas Bundles for the less fortunate in Cherry Creek, SD and Belize.
Karen, Isok, Carmen, Beth, Whitney
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Tab
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Angie and Josiah
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I helped with the ‘string quilt’ project. We started this quilt last year. You can read about it HERE.
Alma, Tressa, and Pat
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Some of the blocks ended up smaller, so we decided to make two separate quilts.
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Thelma made 4 string blocks at home for the beginning of another “String quilt.” The same 4 blocks look different depending which color you turn toward the center.
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These ladies continued quilting the Rocking Horse Quilt that we started last month.

Martha and Krista stitch on a bright “square in a square pineapple” quilt that I had pieced earlier.
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Monday, November 10, 2014

Tuesday, November 04, 2014

Art Quilt -- A Glimpse Through the Lattice

Life …

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… as a Quilter

I continue to work on this quilt. The ‘rocking chair’ idea is still brewing in my mind. Surely I could add it in some sort of way. So, I took a picture …
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… and printed it out. Then I glued black netting over it and cut it out.
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Washing the glue from the paper and netting.
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The black netting laid over cardboard.
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The black netting over the quilt. It showed up more from an angle. When you looked at it straight on you could hardly see the chair.
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The paper pattern of the chair on the quilt.
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The chair cut from the background fabric of batik.
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The chair from black Kona cotton.
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And a smaller chair from a gray/blue fabric with stitching. Too much stitching on the left side.
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So, I cut another armrest, leg, rocker, and a few rungs to fuse over the overly stitched pieces.
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There, that’s much better.
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Come … rest and relax with a glimpse through the lattice!

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Thursday, October 30, 2014

Fiber Art Quilt – Can This Piece Stand Alone?

Can this piece of fiber art stand alone?
When I started this work HERE, I was thinking of making this the background and then adding a focal point (a rocking chair) in silhouette form to the front like I did my peacock quilt HERE.

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The small square patches measure 7/8” with 3/16” between patches. I placed the apple there to help you get a feel for the size of the whole piece that measures 22” X 22.”

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Now that I’m ready to add the rocking chair, I feel the background is way too busy. So, can this piece stand alone?
What are your ideas and thoughts? Is there some sort of name and artist statement that could accompany the piece?

Creations by Nina-Marie  
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