Sunday, October 28, 2007
Thursday, October 25, 2007
Yes, it is finished. (Well except for a bit of hand stitching on the back.) I did learn a lot while making this little quilt. It measures 9"x12" without the beaded fringe. I think it does give you the impression that the topmost leaves are the farthest away and that is what this little quilt was about - perspective. I have already started on my next little quilt and it will have a winter theme. Oh, here's a close up if you want to see a bit more detail.
It has been raining almost all day. We do need it so badly. I even turned the heat on today as the temperature has dropped considerably as well.
Wednesday, October 24, 2007
Monday, October 22, 2007
Saturday, October 20, 2007
Wednesday, October 17, 2007
I have heard it said the eyes are the window to the soul, hence the name of this one. This postcard started with a picture of my bulldog mix Lola.
I made a cut out of her eyes in my photo editing program, altered it until it was the size I needed, then traced it on to white fabric. I free motion machine embroidered the main outlines and wrinkle lines, then colored it using Pigma and Gel Pens. The background is a postcard background made with railroad knitting yarn I picked up at the local Wally World on clearance for $1. I rather like how this one turned out.
Saturday, October 13, 2007
Well now, since triptych isn't one of those every day words we use in Podunk USA, I had to rely on my dear friend Google to help me with this one. Ahhhhh, TRIPTYCH! I knew what it was, just didn't know the word for this art form. I sat down with my sketchbook (yes, I now have a sketchbook as a result of studying the Art Quilt Workbook, can't draw worth a darn but I have a sketchbook!) and bang, bang, bang - sketched out 3 ideas for triptych inchies. Here's the first one I sketched:I used Shiva Paintstiks to paint the background onto white fabric which had been ironed onto fusible Peltex. I then added some highlights and details with gel pens, fused a piece of fabric for the sailboat and the lighthouse, then finished the edges with a zigzag stitch. I had a 4x6 piece of Peltex close by so I fused the wood print fabric on to it, fused the inchies on to that and finished those edges with a decorative stitch. I think I am going to attach some blue wire to the top for hanging.
Friday, October 12, 2007
I injured my back last weekend and it kept getting progressively worse throughout the week. I finally gave up and went to the doctor Wednesday. Diagnosis - sprained lower back. Treatment - rest and heavy doses of medication.
So, unable to do much in the way of work I managed to make a little progress on some quilty art while sitting around.
Tuesday, October 9, 2007
Sunday, October 7, 2007
Art Quilt Workbook: Exercises & Techniques to Ignite Your Creativity by Jane Davila and Elin Waterston
Thursday, October 4, 2007
In the mail this week were two postcards from a birthday swap I am in. The one on the left with ducks is from Rayna and the center one is from Mary.