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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.
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.
This is one of the new design I just finished for a rather large hand printed fabric order. I was interesting to translate a small square piece of collage work into yardage of fabric. It did give me a lot of inspiration for future designs. I am currently doing a lot of “playing” with surface design, and will soon have some 1/2 yards and fat quarters on line for sale.
Always on the lookout for fashion/color/design inspiration I found this article in the New York Times and it showcases a collaboration of sorts. It is surprising how some people get together in thier work. I work with SA a lot but we are in our own style in design. I would like to find an artisan to work on a project, someone with a different style as well as media could create and interesting challange. This is a great combination, and so much interesting color and pattern. So, who would you love to collaborate with in you work?
I have a silk painting workshop coming up in Smithfield at the Art Center@319, contact them to register. This is a day long class at the new location of Isle of Wight Arts League we will learn and practice several techniques and complete several samples and a finished silk scarf. The class size is limited due to space, so sign up early to try out this beautiful art form. It has been a couple of years since I offered this class, so I look forward to working with everyone.
It is a beautiful day for the first day of spring. I do love this time of year, the sun is not so hot and all the new greens shoots and flower buds. I hope to get out in the sun, if only the pollen would not be here, it is so early, but at least the pines dust will be gone earlier.
I have to get my work orders finished, I have some garden/yard work to do this year. It helps me relax.
With the surprise of early warm weather I guess it is time to find something to wear. The spring/summer clothing selections are not the best for me. I don’t like to show my weird legs, and really don’t look good in or especially like carpi pants anyway, so the other selections are usually limited. Long dresses and skirts are good, and can be easy to make.
These are great layered looks, I have always been a fan of separates to mix and match, and great color.
Photo/Clothing Credit Gudrun Sjoden