Monday, August 08, 2016

Flying Geese on My Design Wall

On my design wall ...

I'm working on a quilt using the traditional 'flying geese' block as inspiration. I set the blocks into a 'carpenter wheel' layout and colored them up to get this design.

You can see the start of this project here.

The changing sky captures my attention so often.

Friday, July 29, 2016

Weeping for Home

Weeping for Home

Psalm 137


In the course of human history, many people have faced exile or been forced to seek new lives far from the shores of home. These refugees carry in their hearts memories of family, friends, and familiar landscapes that shine like treasured jewels in the darkness of uncertain futures. Weeping for Home is the fourth in a series of willow trees. This piece depicts a scene from Psalm 137, in which the Israelite captives wept by the rivers of Babylon when they remembered Zion, their former home. Their captors demanded they play music and sing, but the despondent slaves hung their harps on willow trees that lined the river, unable to sing the Lord's song in a foreign land. The lattice background hints at the Israelite's confinement, while the blurred colors reflect the loss of their distinction as God's special and separate people, His treasure.

Weeping for Home was created using fused commercial cotton fabrics and quilted with Superior thread.

Creations by Nina-Marie 

Monday, July 25, 2016

Flying Geese

Life ...
I spotted these geese on the pond the other day. I wish they would stay!

Ashton is learning to use the sewing machine.

... as a Quilter
On my design wall -- I'm starting a new piece using "flying geese" blocks.

By using Electric Quilt to create my quilt I could print the blocks and now I'm paper piecing the colored fabric to each assigned section.

I used 8 of these blocks to create the star above.

Monday, July 18, 2016

"Cattails" and New SAQA Note Cards

Studio Art Quilt Associates just released a new set of note cards and included my piece "A Glimpse Through the Lattice -- Cattails."

You may purchase your set here.

New Art Quilt Notecards - now in stock!
This set of ten 4" x 6" notecards with envelopes, features the unique works of SAQA's Juried Artist Members. The Art Quilt Notecards offer collectors and enthusiasts the opportunity to share a sampling of the many fine art quilts being created today.
Artists include: Deidre Adams, Julia Graber, Michele O’Neil Kincaid, Tracey Lawko, Hilary Rice, Lisa Flowers Ross, Sarah Ann Smith, Virginia Spiegel, Marianne Williamson, and Kathy York

Saturday, July 16, 2016

Another Willow

I'm in the process of making another "Willow" art piece. It looks like this and measures 25"X20."

If you look close, you can see harps dangling from the branches. I'm trying to depict a portion of Psalm 137, "we hanged our harps on the willows." What would be a good name for this piece?

And yes, it will be for sale. $350
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