Showing posts with label Art Quilt. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Art Quilt. Show all posts

Wednesday, June 14, 2017

Life, Ashton's Art Quilt, and Daddy's Ties II

We have enjoyed our ducks quite a bit. They have gradually gotten used to the pond but are still afraid of people.

Kirby, Stacy, and Teryn drive motorcycles like acrobats.

... as a Quilter
Ashton finally finished his art quilt. He calls it "Going to the Car Show."

Detail

Folding and fusing the binding to the quilt.

Here he is stitching the fused binding down.

video


I'm liking how "Daddy's Ties II" for Mr. PeaPicker is turning out.

Tuesday, June 13, 2017

MQA - Patches Workshop

Recently I taught my "Patches" class in Jackson for Mississippi Quilt Association. These nine students were a fun group and did wonderful work.

I'm always thrilled with the talent and creativity of the group.




 

 

Saturday, May 27, 2017

Angel Fish

I started this piece to answer the challenge of making something with the theme of 'animals' and the color 'black & white.'

I found some watery looking fabric and cut 'clam shells' from the dark to fuse to a lighter fabric.

Before I was even half done with this part; I decided to swap the two fabrics around and cut light clam shells to fuse to the dark fabric.

There! I got them all fused in place and quilted wavy water over them to make a background scene for ...

... some black & white angel fish.

At this point I felt the piece needed something else to make it come to life. So I asked for ideas on FaceBook and SAQArtique. And the ideas came!

To make it less busy I toned down the dark in the background with oil pastels...

... and added more sea weed and coral ...

... only to make it busier yet!

Finally I was convinced to only use the orange coral and let the piece be more open at the top. And ta-da, it worked!

Angel Fish
8" X 11"
Commercial cotton fabric, Superior Rainbows & Fantastico thread, Oil Pastels
$135

Detail

Saturday, April 29, 2017

Spring Paducah

What fun I had in Paducah. There was inspiration in so many places. These quilts at the quilt show were breathtaking.
 

The exhibit of quilts by Victoria Finley Wolfe was wonderful.


I even got to sit and chat a bit with Victoria and then ...

... she so graciously posed for a picture with me.

Lunch at Max's Brick Oven Cafe ...

... in the courtyard was delicious and an inviting place to relax.

The volunteer at the Yieser Art Center made the exhibit of 'Fantastic Fibers' very interesting for me.

My friend Eva Marie tried out a long-arm quilting machine.

I made this quilt, "A Plate of Pineapples" in 2007.

Kayoka Hata from Japan took inspiration from my quilt and made this quilt "Motherly Affection."


Monday, March 13, 2017

"Patches" Workshop

I just love these small pieces of fiber art that were made by my students in my "Patches" workshop.

Wednesday, January 04, 2017

Refuge


"Refuge"
27"X21"
$450
Materials: commercial cottons, Superior Thread, and other thread. Mounted on black mat board, ready for framing, optional.

Technique: fused raw edge patches and then heavily quilted

Statement: One of the objectives of the Sam D. Hamilton Noxubee National Wildlife Refuge is to provide habitat for migratory waterfowl and other birds. These egrets stand as if queen of the surrounding lowlands.

When Mr. Tom Cowsert came to the Noxubee County Refuge last fall as a resident artist he ask me to depict one of his paintings as a wall quilt.

He painted a turtle, frog, catfish, and alligator under the water.

I chose warmer colors for my fiber art and took the liberty to add color to the lilies. I also hid a turtle, frog, catfish, an alligator in my scene.
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