Monday, June 29, 2009


My adult ed class is on break this week,so perhaps that is why I am feeling unfocused artistically. So I have decided to just go with the flow. I have been thinking about hair, or rather the lack of it. I have four friends who are under going chemo at the same time so hair has been a frequent topic. I have always thought my hair was my best feature and loosing it would be traumatic. My friends have not only lost hair,but a kidney, a breast, a uterus and bone marrow. They have gained strength, faith and courage. What's a little hair compared to that? I am blessed to have them as my friends. This piece has fused shapes and painted faces.
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Sunday, June 28, 2009


I have always been interested in faces and also self portraits. Not having an art background or training is sometimes frustrating. Things were not going well in the sewing room today.... so I decided I needed to be a star!I am not sure if this will ever progress beyond one block, but we'll see. So tell me what you think. How do you do faces on your quilts?
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Sunday, June 21, 2009


I found this tutorial on and knew I had to do it for my favorite holiday.Mine is much larger and has two borders,the second being fabulous flying bats. I try to make a halloween quilt every year, but I am a bit behind in years. I think my adult ed students might enjoy it also. Yes I am aware it is only June, but hey! You gotta do what you gotta do.
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Sunday, June 14, 2009


This is a very special pin cushion. This shoe is of course one of two, that I wore for my wedding. They were made in Italy using an incredible linen. I took pieces of the fabric from my dress that needed to be altered and made the insert. I attached trinkets, buttons, and other pieces of antique lace. The bow on the back was from a wedding gift. On the bottom is inscribed our names and the date. This shoe is going to be 16 yrs old in Sept. Just newly weds.
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Saturday, June 13, 2009


This is still my favorite quilt. Sorry the picture is crooked. It is a small wall piece that hangs in our living room. The shadow under the pears comes from a pair if silk pants, that were my favorites. I think the moisture in the air caused them to shrink, and when I needed just THAT color of grey, well there they were.
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Pears come in all colors. At least they do in my world.
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It is soon to be pear season and I thought I would share my favorite past crop.
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Monday, June 1, 2009


You know how sometimes it just happens? Well this was one of those times. I love using bias strips. While playing around with them this quilt emerged. I did develop a serious stick to it guideline. Making an "art" quilt that was big and used only thread and fabric. No glue or paint or other items frequently used by art quilters. This quilt measures some where in the 65x79 neighborhood. I like to move my corner stones when I use sashing, and they are not all the same size or shape. Try using a tumbler template, moving it up and down to get the shape and size you want. It is very effective.
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