Monday, September 30, 2013

Mabel goes Oriental

Mabel made this quilt for her sister. She designs her own quilts and does not follow a pattern. 
Mabel used some fantastic fabrics.

I of course love the way the quilting looks on the back.
Oh just more pictures of the back.

Sunday, September 29, 2013

Crayon Embroidery

This quilt was hand embroidered and colored in with crayons. I really miss my hanging system in my old studio, I could get better pictures of the whole quilt. Sorry for the messy picture. But isn't this quilt wonderful? My customer did a fantastic job with the all the hand work and coloring!

So much beauty in one setting.
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Friday, September 27, 2013

Anne's Art Quilt

Anne made this fantastic art quilt and I had the great privilege to quilt it for her! I love the black background fabric, the white waving lines were there already.

Here is a picture of the back showing what I quilted in her circles.

Close up of back.

This black fabric is fabulous with the white dots, I would like a piece of that fabric!
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Saturday, September 7, 2013

"Life is a Stage I'm going Through"

My newest little "Art Quilt"
I will be teaching this at my quilt guild Desert Lily's in October. I look forward to showing the ladies some fun techniques like free form curved piecing, couching with yarn ( saguaro cactus is sporting that), yarn binding, working with 3D objects ( found junk on one of my walks), Shiva paint sticks ( funky little bird and semi hidden lizard behind the sticks, cause that is how they roll), foil and glitter too. So we should have a high old time creating this fun little piece.
Here is close up of the lizard hiding behind the sticks and some junk I found alone the way. You know it's unfortunate that trash is in the desert, but art does imitate life after all, so the junk stays. 
The Agave plant, yes it's felted wool and rocks from a walk.

Funky little bird from the paint sticks (scrapbooking stuff) and my sign, yes we all have a sign. Oh and the hanger, it's from an old barrel I once displayed in my yard in Montana. Yep I dragged it to Arizona and used it! Winning!