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
I have been wanting to make some greeting cards with fabric and scribble stitching for quite some time. I’ve also procrastinated because I’m pretty sure I’ll mess it up! Today I got up my nerve and tried it. I like them! I didn’t want to stop…and I certainly am not gonna run out of fabric…but… Continue reading Scribble fun
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!
My weekend workshops were so much fun and I was determined to finish up the projects rather than let them languish on the shelf with other UFO’s. So that was my Monday! Selected a background fabric for workshop 1, Sycamore. And made a decision that I really, really love those raggedy edges! That fabric almost… Continue reading Put a finish on the weekend
Had a wonderful workshop today with Margarita Korioth. This is the second one I’ve taken with her and I have another one on Sunday. Can you tell that I love learning what she is teaching? She is my favorite expert on paper/fabric fusion! Today’s class was called Instant Paper Cloth and we combined papers, interfacing,… Continue reading Love learning!!!
Since my grandson is into video games with tanks and planes and battles, he’s got me thinking in terms of weapons and fire power, too. The Scrap Wars in my studio are going to be facing a new weapon! I’ll ‘picture’ it out for you, but I haven’t made enough blocks to show you a… Continue reading New weapon
Wanted to post this so I remember what it looked like. My plans are to use this as the basis of extending the concept of a Siddi quilt. We shall see!
What is a Siddi quilt? Here’s a link with more info, but basically they are hand-stitched textile creations made by African-Indian women. That link can take you down a rabbit hole of interesting knowledge, but here’s the short story. These kawandi can closely resemble the quilts you have on your beds, although they are constructed… Continue reading Siddi Quilts AKA Kawandi
When my son and his wife moved into their new 100 year old farmhouse, they also had 2 buildings for workshops. I thought it would be a wonderful opportunity for me to try out making barn quilts for them and I enlisted the help of my grandson for a joint project. I also looked at… Continue reading Making a barn quilt
Flying Geese are one of my favorite quilt pieces to make. I like improv geese blocks but more often like precise Flying Geese blocks, which are so easy to piece and play with. There are several ways to make them, of course, but my favorite is the one that involves no little cut off waste… Continue reading Thursday Tutorial–No Waste Flying Geese