Showing posts with label fiber art. Show all posts
Showing posts with label fiber art. Show all posts

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.

Saturday, November 26, 2016

Sunflowers in Quadrants

The challenge for our Southern Fiber Artists was to make a sunflower in four quadrants; and then we will exchange 3 quadrants with other artists.


I was a little late getting mine finished but here it is now. We will do the exchange at our next meeting in February.

Here are some of the sunflowers that were brought to our last meeting.
  

And then we mixed some of them up just for fun!



I started my piece by preparing the background and quilting it.

I printed off a pattern on paper and glued it to a piece of fabric. Then I cut out the sections of the pattern and glued the sections onto another piece of fabric leaving a space between each piece.

It was tedious work and easy to get mixed up; but finally it was done.

I cut the circle out ...

... and laid it on my prepared background.

Then I proceeded to sew it carefully down to the background removing the paper as I sewed.
  

The center all sewed down.

Then came the scary part of cutting it into quadrants.

I then added the golden yellow petals and finished it by twisting fabric into a thin rope and zigzagging it in place.

I'm afraid now that my center is way bigger than it should be. I guess I could cut off the two center edges but ...

Tuesday, November 22, 2016

Cypress Queen

I have finally had time to work on a piece for SAQA's 2017 Trunk. Here is my submission of an egret perched on a cypress stump.

  
Cypress Queen
7" X 10"
Materials: commercial cottons, Superior Thread, and other thread

Technique: fused raw edge patches and bird 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. This egret stands as if queen of the surrounding lowlands.


The back.

Cypress Queen

I have finally had time to work on a piece for SAQA's 2017 Trunk. Here is my submission of an egret perched on a cypress stump.

  
Cypress Queen
7" X 10"
Materials: commercial cottons, Superior Thread, and other thread

Technique: fused raw edge patches and bird 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. This egret stands as if queen of the surrounding lowlands.


The back.

Tuesday, November 15, 2016

Miriam and Dorcas

I have been working on two small pieces of fiber art for Paul's sisters
Miriam and ...

.... the Randy Miller Family for Dorcas.

I first found a picture of Miriam when she was in her late teens or early twenties. She and I taught school together and this was her picture for the yearbook.

I cropped and tweaked the picture using a filter on the computer and then printed it out on fabric that I had ironed to freezer paper.

Then I layered it with batting and backing and quilted it it.

She was surprised to received it as a birthday gift.

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For Dorcas' gift, I took a picture from her daughter's collection of their family's recent trip out West. They sang a song together at sunset at the Grand Canyon and someone snapped a picture for them.

Since the image was so dark; I lightened it up to trace the outline of each person.

Then I found some fabric to resemble the sky, canyon, and foreground and cut out their silhouettes from black fabric. Unfortunately I forgot to turn the image over to get the correct orientation.

I think she was right pleased with the outcome.

Friday, September 09, 2016

2016 SAQA Benefit Auction

Benefit Auction starts Sept 16th!

There are many wonderful pieces of fiber art on this benefit auction, including my "Willow."
You can see how I made my piece in a previous post HERE.
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