Tuesday, April 8, 2014

Quilted ATC!

For April's art quilt meeting, we were to all bring 6 Artist Trading Cards (ATC) to trade. They were all to be created around the a nature theme. For my series I took a 12"x12" quilt top that had been strip pieced and cut it into ATC size blocks. I "stitch in the ditch"-ed the seams to sturdy interfacing and backing then embellished. I wanted to see if I could mimic tiles or pieces of pottery so I used polymer clay, rolled it our thin then used a stamp to imprint a design. I baked it and then painted them. I've enjoyed having these hang out in my studio. Sadly, I will have say goodbye to them at the end of the month. I'm sure they will find a good home in one of my fellow art quilter's creative spaces. 

Wednesday, March 5, 2014

Grab Bag!

I belong to a wonderful Art Quilt group. One of our recent challenges was to put together a bag of fabrics and notions that we will trade. The person who gets our bag will create an art quilt and return the finished project to us. Here is my bag. The participating artist does not have to use all the items. Awesome idea right? I found it so inspiring that I am going to make some grab bags up for myself so when I lack inspiration I will have a go-to source.

Saturday, January 25, 2014

Biscuit Quilt

Back in the 70s my grandmother made a version of this quilt. We called them puffy quilts. We fought over those quilts so she diligently made one for each of us. Mine is on my daughter’s bed. Here are some samples of my pallet. I can’t wait to snuggle up under this one.  With temperatures in the minus territory this week, I can’t finish this one fast enough. If anyone has finished one of these and wants to feature their quilt on my blog, I’d welcome your photos.

Wednesday, January 15, 2014

Another Table Runner!

Here is another version of the table runner I recently whipped up. When I one for my mom for Christmas my husband said "That looks nice" and I knew I would be making another one for our kitchen. I'm not much of a traditional quilter, but this is a fun project!

Monday, December 2, 2013

Table Runner

I just quilted this table runner for my mom for Christmas. I put it out in my kitchen just to admire it for a day then I wrapped it up. My husband said, "Where did that thing you put on the table go?" I told him it's a gift for my mother. "It looked nice." Guess I'm making another one!

Sunday, July 21, 2013

For my Grandmother

My grandmother taught me to sew and while she didn't live long enough to see me become a art quilter, I know she would love the twists and turns my creative journey has taken. This small art quilt is dedicated to the skills she handed down to me.

Monday, June 17, 2013

Zebra Quilt

This piece is done on black fabric with white applique pieces. The whiskers were rendered by thread painting. To complete the piece I sewed fake eyelashes. I love that although this is a realistic piece it holds up as a strong graphic design.