Wednesday, February 23, 2022

THE COLOR OF FALL

 Fall??  Heck, spring hasn't even arrived yet.  I'm preparing for a fall exhibit......perhaps this piece will find a home before then.  Love any excuse to work on a specific theme art quilt!

THE COLOR OF FALL - 22" X 15.5"
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Hand-dyed & batik cottons, appliqued, thread 
painted and quilted.  Faced edge, fabric hanging sleeve attached.

Saturday, February 19, 2022

WELL DESEREVED PLAY DATE

 Several of my fiber pals got together to print fabric in Kathie's fabulous spacious studio.

 We each had our own space and got so engaged in our projects none of us even took pictures!  A variety of methods were utilized, but for me it was an opportunity to create some gelli print pieces destined to be used in upcoming landscape pieces.

Here's my results......


Thursday, February 17, 2022

NATURE IS ON MY MIND

Typically I prefer to stablize my work prior to adding any stitching or motifs. It not only provides strength but texture as well. That's because I often work with whole cloth.

My go to stablizer is Pellon lightweight non-fusible interfacing which I purchase by the bolt.  Here I'm simply stitching the two layers together using my walking foot and a wavy stitch pattern. The color of this first photo isn't accurate....the background is more like the 2nd one.
 
Motifs follow......often fused applique which are always edge stitched....generally with a small blanket stitch.  Stay tuned won't you??

Monday, February 14, 2022

FUN IN THE RAIN

   This little fun piece has been finished for awhile. I held off sharing while I attempted to obtain a color accurate photo and today was the day!


FUN IN THE RAIN - 13" x 13"

Available in my online gallery

Batik cottons, appliqu├ęd, quilted with laminated foil thread.  Wrapped on a canvas covered frame & secured in a black wood frame.  As always, this is a one-of-a-kind original design.

Friday, February 11, 2022

MORNING IN THE BLUE RIDGE MOUNTAINS

 The vast amount of stitching on this piece required a good deal of time. I love being able to utilize the ice, indigo, and mono-printed fabrics I've created over time.

MORNING IN THE BLUE RIDGE MOUNTAINS - 13" x 13"
SOLD

Ice, indigo, mono printed cottons, Ultra-Suede, appliqued, densely machine stitched.  Wrapped on a canvas covered frame and secured in a black wood frame.  

Tuesday, February 8, 2022

SNEAK PREVIEW....

New piece in the works.......

 


Saturday, February 5, 2022

KING OF THE MARSH

Fitting in time to create a new project has been difficult since 'the husand' is still be doctoring and I too have endured a medical procedure.....but we Wisconsin folk are hardy and onward we march!!
I've been hanging onto this piece of ice-dyed silk noil....just waiting for the right design idea to develop.....Some auditioning took place and I was committed.
It was a rather lighter weave which required stabilizing, PLUS dense background stitching to provide body and visual depth.  (And oh ya...a lot of time at the machine!)
KING OF THE MARSH  -  25" x 17"
Now available in my online gallery shop
Artist ice-dyed silk noil & cottons, machine appliqued and quilted. Double fold binding of same silk noil material and fabric hanging sleeve attached.

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