Art Quilts · Designing Quilts · Fabric · Handwork

It’s all in the process

And when I’m making something, the process can change in an instant. The pieces grow and tell me what they need as we go along. The last piece I tried told me to stop and double think my choices before I went any further. I listened and moved on to this idea. I wanted something… Continue reading It’s all in the process

Art Quilts · Designing Quilts · Fabric · Handwork · Non-traditional Quilts

Puzzling along…

Art Walk is this Friday and I will be set up at Paper Street Soap with my cards and some smaller pieces of my art. I have a few that have never been out of my studio before. Wooo hooo–new stuff! Part of the deal is that you are supposed to demo your art but… Continue reading Puzzling along…

Art Quilts · Learning New Things! · Non-traditional Quilts · surface design

Thread sketching

I have wanted to work with paper and fiber together for quite a while and keep trying different techniques. This last week I have been pushing to finish a quilt but I found a few moments to try a little thread sketching. I’ve already shown you my first attempts at making greeting cards, but here… Continue reading Thread sketching

Art Quilts · Contemporary · Designing Quilts · Quilting

Red Tree…done!

It’s been quite a journey on this one, for sure. The edge finish being red wasn’t really in question! It was only a matter of which technique. I’ve done raw edges with cording before and sometimes it takes more stitching than I want to do. And I don’t really like raw edge techniques without fancy… Continue reading Red Tree…done!

Art Quilts · Color · Non-traditional Quilts · Quilt Design · Quilting

Red Tree quilting time

My lovely red tree might–just might–be done. Since I quilted it in bits and pieces, I had more time than usual to think about what I was doing. Usually it’s pedal to the metal and full speed ahead but this allowed me time to play with the threads a bit more. I tried to get… Continue reading Red Tree quilting time

Art Quilts · Non-traditional Quilts · Quilting

Background quilting takes forever!

The sky and the grasses and trees are getting quilted into the background of the red tree project. I’ve been doing it in small periods as I had a bit of time and thought it would be done quickly. Actually, the sky didn’t take forever. It’s the tree areas with tiny branches and grasses and… Continue reading Background quilting takes forever!

Art Quilts · Color · Learning New Things! · Quilting

Ready for red–not quite!

When I headed to the studio today, I was all excited to get back to the Red Tree project. I have been putting all my red threads and cords and yarns and ribbon into a box and I can’t wait to get at them. Unfortunately, my project was not quite ready to start quilting. I… Continue reading Ready for red–not quite!