Thursday, July 29, 2010

The Quilt Show!!!

Hi all.. I have to share that my quilt.. Laura's Flower Garden will be the quilt of the day on The Quilt Show on Aug. 6... so go and check it out..It is a take off of Laura Wasilowski's flower quilts.. I took a workshop from her and actually finished the quilt right after the workshop.. that has to be a first.... Ha!!

Wednesday, July 14, 2010

He Loves Me He Loves Me Not

This is one of the best days of my life.. I have finished my all time favorite quilt ( so far). This has been a labor of love for about 7 months.  I will be handing it off to Wendy next week and the next time I will see it will be in Houston in Nov.  I'm so excited to be a part of her exhibit and to get the chance
( God Willing) to go to Houston this year.  My daughter and her cat have never looked better...The binding looks funny because I tried to remove the background in photoshop and it messed with the binding.. but, it is all good.. ha!!  I decided to show some close up too...The quilt is 51" x 63"

Friday, July 2, 2010

Thought I would change it up a bit.

No.. I'm not done with my "big" quilt yet.  But, a few weeks ago I went up north.  I usually take my sewing machine but, my quilt is way to big to take up there and try to free motion on a dining room table.  So I decided to take a project that I needed to get started since it is due in Sept.  Milwaukee art quilters have 2 challenges a year.  This one you needed to put a found or household object in a bag and we would swap out the bags.  I received a Lotus Pod.. I was sooo happy.  The quilt needs to be mixed media.. so right away I thought stamp with paint onto fabric using the pod.  So I did this.. I made a design and I used Wendy Butler Berns technique to make the top.. No quarter inch seams for this girl.  Glue stick and freezer paper.  You can see her technique in her book  Photo Album Quilts
It is the same technique I used on my quilt of my daughter, Jessi. I used some of my snow dyed fabrics and some of the overdyes snow dyed fabric and Wendy Richardson's overdyes.  I finished the top up north with time to spare.  I had my husband cut a few lotus pods to 1/4 " thick.. I am going to place them on the top like I did in the photo.  I sprayed them with a acid free fixative so they would not damage the fabric in time.
My next step is to use mono poly and zig zag my pieces together.. then of course the rest is sandwich and quilt.. I really love the colors I choose for this quilt.  And the stamping on the fabric ... love it..