Category: Quilting

Quilting into Fall

I have been involved in several new quilting/fabric projects lately.  Met with textile designer Alison Glass talking about designing fabric and Quilt Market, she was most helpful and I hope a new friend in the art community.  Our Peninsula Modern Quilt Guild is planning a quilt show this fall, so have been working with them and looking forward to that event.

Our new school season at RSA start next week and I have many new ideas for my students.  I love the pillows in the photo from the summer sewing club, great job Mary, Amy and Rose.

RSAQuilt2

Plaid

Modern Plaid

I am painting plaids.  Planning a quilt for J and looking for plaid fabrics, surprisingly, not many interesting ones available.  My plan is to paint the designs on silk scarves then, use the ones that work for this project and turn them into “screens” for printing on cotton.

Really like these plaid stairs found them at Matters of Style

Another plaid-not the colors for J but an interesting interpretation.

Fat Quarters

House Art

 

mow that lawn!

stuffed houses by prairie mouse

It has been crazy, busy around here with many things going on this fall.  School has started and I have three classes so a lot of planning has been happening.  My lesson plans always take a lot of prep, since I am teaching fiber art and design.  While looking around for a “little” house project for my older students I found some great work out there by some creative artists.

 House quilt

syko house quilt

There is a quilt event that I will be working coming in a few weeks, more on that soon.

Quilting1.2

Hand Quilting

A friend ask me last week about hand quilting.  She had received a donated, unfinished quilt and needed it for the Art League fund raiser auction.  I do some had work, but have never completed a whole quilt.  I started looking about on line and found some beautiful examples of hand quilting in modern design form.

The time involved seems daunting to me to do a a large quilt, but I will included some hand stitching and quilting in some of my smaller projects.  It is great practice for all sewing skills and I use it in my teaching.  This summer in turning out to be full of inspiration and new up coming creative adventures. More ideas coming soon.

Work in Progress - Work Quilt #2 - Layer 1
This beautiful detail is from Victoria at Silly BooDilly.  I have followed her work for a while and really love her color sense, and the hand quilting is equally amazing.  She has a beautiful collection of work quilts as well.

Yellow-Bag

Market Totes

I was in Virginia Beach yesterday and dropped off some new “big” tote bags and pillows at Chartreuse.  These are nice big bags for the summer to carry to the beach or picnic in some modern prints.  Stop by and check them out, as well as all the other creative things in the shop.  It is a really beautiful place.  We have a very busy week, things are changing fast.

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