Friday, February 28, 2014

Working Small

What could these two unrelated fabrics possibly have in common?

It turns out that they both contributed to my latest project. 

As my hands were busy fringing the edges of the circles for one project, my mind was also busy. Look at the growing pile of silk threads. Should they simply be discarded, the logical choice, or could I find a use for them?

A piece of scenic printed fabric (similar to the first photo) provided a resting place for the threads.

I trapped them under a netting and added a bit of machine quilting and a good amount of hand stitching.

I also trapped wool roving on the mountain tops to give them a misty look and added more embroidery stitches.

My favorite french knots were added to the bottom for a bit of extra detail.

My completed mountain mini measures 7" x 9".

Wednesday, February 12, 2014

Hearts for You

Happy Valentine's Day.
We are all thinking hearts this week, 
so I wanted to share some of the hearts that I made.

I started with two fabrics, a light batik and a solid pink. 
After seaming them together, I enhanced them by using crayons over a rough texture. 
I set up my sewing machine for free-motion quilting and quilted a feather design.

Adding a touch of Lumiere paint in each feather provides fabulous detail.

I  invite you to join me for a class exploring these techniques.
"Feathered Art Quilt"
I will be at Sew Smart in Rhinelander, WI on March 13, 2014, 
and at Sew Smart in Wausau, WI on March 27, 2014.

Wednesday, February 5, 2014

Too Much Winter? Think Flowers!

If your studio windows are covering up with snow,

and your birds are walking up to the feeder instead of flying in,

then this is the time to revive your spirit and draw inspiration from the 
Winter's Garden Show 
at the Riverfront Arts Center in Stevens Point, WI.

This exhibit features floral and botanical art 

and fresh blooming orchids.

I'm proud to have artwork in the show.

The orchids are for sale so you can bring your favorite home with you.  
Oh yes, the artwork, too!

Details and link on the Side bar - "Galleries and Exhibits"

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