Sunday, April 13, 2014

Student Quilts

It's that time of year again when our school is getting ready for a big fun raiser and part of that is creating some student art for art quilts that are auctioned off. This is quilt from my class, second grade. 

The kids all made a cupcake on paper, I traced it onto wonder under backed fabric and then they colored their picture with crayons onto the fabric. After that I cut out the pictures and fuse them onto a background, free motion stitch all over the whole thing and create something cute and pretty that somebody might want to bid on. 

This one has major "cute" factor (IMHO) and hopefully someone will buy it!
I finished 2 and have 10 more to make this week while I am on vacation. More pictures tomorrow!

Saturday, April 12, 2014

Wednesday, April 2, 2014

Finally some fabric work!

 I've been using my hand carved stamps on fabric.  I used dyna-flow fabric paint on some muslin and then free motion quilted around the shapes.  I was mostly experimenting, trying to see how the stamps looked on fabric and I think it looks pretty good. I used a rubber carving plate to put the paint on and used that as a stamp pad. Now to figure out what to do with it. I am making a "springy" pillow cover out of this experiment.
 I really love mandalas, so I folded a piece of deli paper into eighths to sort of guide me and then began stamping layers, building out from the center. I love it! If I could do this onto fabric, how cool a quilt would that be? Yowser, it could be the Baltimore Album Quilt that I never ever would ever make in a million years but would like to own, if you know what I mean....hmmm.   I'll have to think about this a little more.
I've continue to paint/draw faces daily. Meet "banana dreads", named by my husband, cracking me up, as usual.

Friday, March 28, 2014

More Journal Pages

Mostly signs of spring around here, water colors, gel pen, marker.
Gelli printed deli paper and scraffiti paint, getting ready for completion tomorrow.

Friday, March 21, 2014

Art Journaling

These pages are inspired by one of my favorite lyrics from Scarlet Begonias by the Grateful Dead, "the sky was yellow and the sun was blue". I used a lot of gelli printed deli paper, stencils, paint.

...and another face. This is the first page of the journal. I am new to art journaling and have been watching online videos and reading books and I love the idea of creating little experiments of art, what a great resource!

Tuesday, March 18, 2014

Yeah, there's more faces here

Otie Patotie, commonly known as Otis.

I recently received some new stencils in the mail and used them on some of my faces. I am feeling the urge to quilt/sew soon and my machine is getting its yearly maintenance right now. When it returns to me I have PROJECTS to begin. 

Sunday, March 16, 2014

Green Day

 I don't think I've ever posted this quilt, that I refer to as our wedding quilt or "Sweethearts of the Rodeo". It is a traditional medallion quilt that I made a few years ago because I absolutely loved the green/rose border fabric so much. I still love it. These pictures are terrible, they don't even look green here. It is all free motion quilted all over with various patterns.

I am still drawing faces too, I can't stop. I am getting into art journals too lately. So much fun to experiment with art supplies. SO. MUCH. FUN.