Monday, May 31, 2021

Structures -- My Buck List

Our world offers much travel and many tourist attractions. I have already been to a few places on my bucket list. Other places I hope to visit someday, and still more places will only be a dream. I'm glad to visit many places virtually and see online what I may otherwise never see.
My Bucket List -- 30"x40.5"

Do you recognize all the places?
Golden Gate Bridge, San Francisco, CA
Dignity, Chamberlain, SD
Petronas Towers, Malaysia
Space Needle, Seattle, WA
Sydney Opera House, Sydney, Australia
Big Ben, London, England
Gateway Arch, St. Louis, MO
Leaning Tower of Pisa, Pisa, Italy
Great Wall of China, China
Petra, Jordan
Washington Monument, Washington, DC
Eiffel Tower, Paris, France
Brooklyn Bridge, NY, NY
Taj Maha, Agra, India
Colosseum, Rome, Italy
Christ the Redeemer, Rio De Janeiro, Brazil
Statue of Liberty, NY, NY
Hoover Dam Bridge, Arizona / Nevada
London Eye, London, England


Stitching between the lines again adds more texture.

Darkening some of the stitching.

Thursday, April 22, 2021

Tutorial on Balcony at Sunrise III

This is my piece for the annual SAQA Benefit Auction. I'm calling it "Balcony at Sunrise, III"

I'm often asked how I make my pieces.
Notice the piece on the left has heat-n-bond ironed to the back. The piece on the right is marked into a grid at 1.25" intervals.

I cut 1" patches from the heat-n-bond piece...
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...and iron them to the 1.25" gridded piece.

Then I lay the top over 2 layers of batting and the backing.

And now I'm ready for the background quilting.

Starting out.

Stitching down the silhouette.

The signed back.

Thursday, April 01, 2021

Fiber Art Pieces 13 of 52

 Since the beginning of 2021, I have been trying to make or finish at least one piece of art a week. Here we are already 1/4th of the way through the year.

13/52 Balcony at Sunrise II

12/52 Zeke

11/52 A Special Prayer

10/52 The Millers II (back)

10/52 The Millers II

9/52 Balcony at Estill Springs

8/52 Plumes at Estill Springs

7/52 Balcony at Twilight II

6/52 Balcony at Twilight

5/52 Balcony at Dusk III

4/52 Balcony at Dusk II

3/52 Balcony at Sunset

2/52 Balcony at Noon

1/52 Balcony at Dusk

Wednesday, October 07, 2020

Gateway Arch

 Here's another piece I recently finished.

Gateway Arch

From this picture ...

... I made a line drawing.

Detail of the stitching and couched thread I used for the arch.

This piece went to a friend, Marilyn who is part of the Southern Fiber Artist group.

Friday, October 02, 2020

Friendship Oak

Friendship Oak -- 8"X10"


This live oak tree continues to stand in Long Beach, MS. It has a long interesting history that is recorded HERE.

I adapted the picture with a photo app, ironed it to freezer paper, and sent it through my printer and then ...

... quilted it. When it was finished it just didn't have the pop that I like in my quilts. So ...

I enhanced it with brighter fabric and Superior's varigated thread. Here you can see the difference the change made.

This is for my friend Rena.

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