Tuesday, September 15, 2015

Slash N Share Quilt

The challenge: Everyone works from the same photo to recreate a scene. This one is a view of downtown Cleveland. Then each person takes a piece of the quilt puzzle and works it into a cohesive art quilt. Here is my original, sliced and ready to share.

Monday, July 13, 2015

Gelli Plate Photoshop Brushes

I've been experimenting with using my gelli plate pulls for Photoshop brushes. This one got a little muddy but I can see the potential for some awesome texture!

Sunday, July 12, 2015

Skull Challenge

The July challenge for the Westside Art Quilt Group was skulls. Not a motif I would choose but a challenge is a challenge. I chose a traditional Day of the Dead skull with roses. This is a single piece of hand-dyed fabric that I designed using free motion sewing then embellished with Lumiere fabric paint. 

Thursday, July 2, 2015

12x12 Series

The Westside Art Quilt Guild members are doing a 12" 12" monthly challenge. Each month we are creating a 12" x 12" art quilt based on a word. This is the first in my challenge series based on the word fly. The fabric is a ice dye. The feather is is done with free motion machine embroidery. I added some fabric paint to the feather to give it some dimension. At the tip of the the background swirls is a tiny hand sewn pearl bead. 

Tuesday, June 30, 2015

Baby Bibs

I whipped up these baby bibs for a couple of my daughter's teachers who were having babies this summer. I used an existing bib as a pattern and added a tab to hold the all important pacifier! 
I picked up this bib at Walmart in the closeout isle for .50 cents. Such a deal! I use an old file folder as the material for my template. 
I cut one front from a cotton fabric and one back from a light weight flannel. And, a tab for the pacifier that was 2"x5". 
With right sides together, I pinned the front to the back marking a 4" opening that I used to turn the piece right side out after sewing a 1/4" around the entire bib. Turn right side out through the 4" opening you left on the bottom of the bib. 

Fold the tab in half, right sides together, and sew 1/4" from the raw edge. Turn right side out and press with a hot iron. Attach Valcro to one end of the tab and the other half of Valcro to the bottom center of the bib. Tuck the seam allowance to the inside of the bib and sew as close as you are comfortable to the edge of the bib all the way around.  

Attach Valcro to the neck piece and you are done!