Saturday, May 13, 2017

New Quilty Box!

My Mother's Day present arrived today in the form of a Quilty Box. My daughter bought a subscription for me for Christmas and I have been enjoying one of these every month since then! Lucky me! There are featured designers in each box and this month is Alex Anderson. Fabric, thread, Quilters Select tape, fusible and their 5x5 ruler. I just want to say that some one at a quilting retreat had a quilters select ruler and demoed it. It has a side that DOES NOT SLIP! I bought a 12x6 but now have a trimming ruler as well. These are really great. If you see them give one a try and see what I mean. I even like the markings better.
Any way, excuse my going on but this is my favorite box so far! Thanks for reading!

Saturday, April 29, 2017

Going to the Show

This is the art quilt I made that will go to the Sauder Quilt Show. I will drop  this off tomorrow. This is paint and thread on black fabric. My last year's quilt using this technique did quite well. But we'll see. One can never count on anything where shows are concerned. I am just happy to go and enjoy everyone's work. Quilting is such a time consuming passion that we need to appreciate all the time and energy that goes into making. I really love patchwork too but have never entered one into a show. I am thrilled to get those done! Anyway, wish me luck!

Wednesday, April 26, 2017

New Workl

This Bunny is my new painting and lives (for now) in the same room where I plan to use the Sarah Fielke BOM Down the Rabbit Hole quilt I'm working on. We're not supposed to post BOM pictures but I am busy appliqueing and learning new tricks. Thought I would share my painting. I call him "Harvey" since he is 36" tall. My spare bedrooms have some whimsy in their d├ęcor to amuse my grandkids.

Monday, April 24, 2017

New Adventures

I sold this painting yesterday. I have also been displaying little paintings in an office in Ft Wayne IN. They have started to go there as well once I began the fun animals and plant paintings. Small quilts did not sell. But I like to keep my quilts anyway. Here's one I had in their office for quite sometime.
That one got some recognition at a local show. Yes it is painted. I finally decided that I need to piece or applique my quilts and paint pictures. Looks like I have the right idea finally!

Wednesday, March 29, 2017

These are my fabric beginnings for this year's Sarah Fielke BOM "Down the Rabbit Hole" I am anxiously awaiting my package of templates in order to make a 40 piece circle for the middle of the medallion style quilt. I like that she included a sketch which I'm sure you'll see if you go to her web site. Love this quilt and I like that she does not make the design a mystery. :-)

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I am interested in textiles and most visual art. Presently I am painting whimsical paintings. I always have a quilt in the works, and I consider quilts to be art as well.