Tuesday, January 18, 2011

New Quilt "Connections"

Full Quilt

This is a new quilt I have been working on the last few months.  Comprised with multiple panels, stitched together with free motion stitching on water solvable stabilizer with 30 wt. cotton thread in the bobbin and 12wt cotton on the top. I dyed all the doilies and did a lot of beading and embellishments.  I had it accepted in the Oklahoma Quilt Show this last weekend and just saw on their site I had won a 1st place ribbon in the "innovative/art" category.  Always exciting to win a ribbon.

New Class Quilt

Getting back to creating and here is a class project coming up in April. I always find that new students to art quilts are very intimidated with being creative. I designed this small quilt "Visiting Steampunk" to demonstrate some easy, basic techniques to use.  Students will learn techniques which includes tabletop dying with Seta Silk dye for iron/heat setting, some of my favorite simple free motion quilting styles, cutting up the dyed pieces for a quilt, connecting blocks with free motion stitching, embellishing with found objects and old jewelry for the Steampunk theme. Students will also learn about different supplies to use in art quilt that you won't find in the quilting aisle. 

Friday, January 7, 2011


Sold, oh how nice that expression sounds. I received notice today, that my 12" Block on the Members Wall "Fall is Coming"  has been sold.  Such a wonderful feeling!  See September Archive for photos.

Haven't been up to much this last month.  Between the Holidays, taking care of my daughter after her surgery and having surgery on my foot, creative work has been slow to get done. Just two gimps trying to help each other!    Did do some dying for a class project I am designing -- hope to have photos up soon.  Want to work on some more zentangles too!  Oh, so much to do and so little time.