Tuesday, February 27, 2007


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Nothing but Blue Skies

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Sunday, December 03, 2006

Sun Spots


This months challenge was to make an odd shaped quilt. Here is mine. It is painted, stamped with a wine cork, twisted up wire, and a wooden honey server. I quilted the heck out of it.

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Thursday, November 02, 2006

Brillig and Mimsy

This piece was done for Fast Friday Fabric Challenge. We get a week to complete the work.

This months challenge was to create an abstract piece using the element of texture and based on the Lewis Carroll poem Jabberwocky. I love this!

I painted the background ... it was too muddy looking so I quilted the heck out of it to give it some life. I still did not like it so I added Angelina fibers and copper flakes ... still did not like it so I brought out the acrylic paints and added a touch of yellow here and there. This gave it the spark I was hoping for.

My favorite words from the poem were brillig, mimsy, slithy toves, and borogoves. I have put some of each in ...can you find them ?

It measures 16 by 18.

I had a blast! Once again the FUN portion of the challenge was accomplished.

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Wednesday, October 18, 2006

Fall Forest... Winner

Here is the quilt as requested... it is a terrible picture but it shows you the quilt as it hangs at the show... this is the piece I started during my class in Boulder with Judith Trager.

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Yellow Brick Road

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Sunday, October 08, 2006

Rose Glow Fields

The piece is 13 by 15.

I tried to capture the layered look of the fields at sunset.

This was my first attempt at a landscape ... or pictorial quilt... I am sure I did not capture depth but it was fun anyway and that's the point.

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Rose Glow Fields

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Rose Glow Fields

Sunset on fields or Rose Glow... is very pretty this time of year. I wanted to capture the stacked layers of the varied field colors where I live in southern Illinois. We are just starting to turn colors here but the corn has been harvested so the fields are brown and cream colored. The soybeans are brilliant yellow orange with hints of green. The trees are green with touches of yellow and orange.

This piece was my first attempt at pictorial art quilts.... now I know why... UGH!

I used my darning foot and stitched lots of loops on solvy to create the trees and line of hedge along the green strip. I wanted the trees to be a bit puffy with some texture. I used fabric markers in the rows and trees to add a hint of pink.

I machine quilted rocks in the wall at the bottom of the piece.

Overall I am not pleased but it was fun to try out the solvy and the pictorial style. The challenge aspect was a blast.
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Friday Fast

Trying a second blog ...