Monday, December 27, 2021

POPPY

Covid spoiler again......so as it turned out, I had more time on my hands than expected this past week.  Here's my very last art quilt of 2021.

Poppy - 13" x 13"
Machine thread sketched & hand embroidered
on cotton fabric.  Wrapped on a canvas covered frame 
and secured in a black wood frame without glass. 

Tuesday, December 21, 2021

BIG AS LIFE COOKIE

 I authored my first book in 1980......and it wasn't quilt related!  "I'll Eat Anything If I Make It Myself" (pbh publishing) is a children's cookbook!!

A friend shared her excitement of her grandson's upcoming Christmas visit and their gingerbread mansion project.  It reminded me of one I did annually for our son's elementary school class.  

Enjoy, feel free to copy.  I now own the publishing rights to this book so it's my small gift to you my faithful readers!  Merry Christmas!!!!


  







Sunday, December 19, 2021

ECHINACEA

I'm guessing this will be the last new work of 2021, perhaps with a nod to the flowers blooming in 2022.

A gal can really get hooked on chicken scratch embroidery!  Some might call it boring, but even though it's super time consuming, I find it relaxing. 

ECHINACEA - 13" x 13"
SOLD
Machine thread sketched & hand embroidered
on cotton fabric.  Wrapped on a canvas covered frame 
and secured in a black wood frame.  


Tuesday, December 14, 2021

LUNCH TIME

 I enjoyed the 8+ hrs. of handwork spent on my previous framed art quilt piece, so I made another one. Usually my work isn't very similar, but when ideas expand.....you must go with it!  

"LUNCH TIME" - 13" x 13" 

Cottons, thread sketched, hand embroidered, painted.


Monday, December 6, 2021

NATURE'S BIRD FEEDER

 Just completed.....


NATURE'S BIRD FEEDER - 13" x 13"
SOLD
Hand painted cotton, appliqu├ęd, machine embroidered, 
and heavily hand stitched on background fabric.
Wrapped on a canvas covered frame & secured in a black wood frame.

Saturday, December 4, 2021

WORKING WITH MASKS

 My pal and super talented fiber artist, Denny Webster introduced me to the technique of using masks when adding motifs to fiber.  She excels at layering images!


The hardest part was cutting the freezer paper, oh ya and then finding the right consistency of acyrlic paint. In person it's more transparent than it appears here.