Sunday, February 17, 2013
A couple of folks in the class had been to the January class - and brought their completed projects to share. It really does my heart good to see projects that have actually been completed.
I see myself as a Technique Teacher so it isn't vital to complete a project, but it makes me so happy when someone does!
Anyway - these are photos of three of the completed Whimsical Faces quilts.
This first one (pink face) has feathers for the hair (hat?) and lovely beading. And great earrings.
The second one (orange face) has a great little bird on its head - and a 3D butterfly on the shoulder. Also some great earrings.
Be sure to click on each picture so you can see the details.
Can't wait to see projects from the next couple of classes......
Sunday, February 10, 2013
So we got together at Julie's beautiful home and we made whimsical fused art quilts. This is a picture of the quilts that the three talented ladies created. And all I had to do was bring my "stuff" and show up! How excellent!
Even better, I get to quilt and embellish their projects. They look great now - but will look even better when they are all finished. I will post photos of the finished pieces - as soon as I finish them. Hmmmm - I wonder if feathers and glitter would be TOO much?
Friday, February 1, 2013
Can you believe MORE tiny quilts? This time made with paper!
I saw an article about cutting strips of different papers and then sewing them together and then sewing a grid perpendicular to the sewing lines.... and THEN cutting shapes out of the new paper that you have created. Whew! Harder to say than it is to do.
Anyway. Our regional SAQA group has a Valentine Challenge - we need to create a Valentine to swap. I had NO idea what to do. Until I started cutting shapes from the paper I created. And voila! A Valentine Girl.
So, of course, with my recent focus on creating a series - I made some more. Great fun. And each one is a little quilt made from paper instead of cloth - but a quilt nonetheless. barbara
Part of the attraction is probably just the fact that I can finish them easily and quickly.
So maybe part of the attraction is actually working on a SERIES. And seeing what occurs.
This little guy looks sort of sad - even though he has a crown. I think it is his mouth - and his eyes. Hmmm.
And this little guy looks sort of sleepy but contented. Relaxed.
I am going to change colors when I do the next group. Maybe blues and greens. And purples.
I am enjoying giving these little quilts to people I know. Especially when they are folks who support my efforts in quilting and art. Where would I be without them? I am SO lucky to have so many people to encourage me.
More soon..... barbara
I went to my friend Helen's house a few days ago and she let me PLAY with her friends who were visiting. I am sure that you can tell from the picture that we had a good time.
I continue to be dazzled by the wonderful creativity that emerges when you have a stack of cool "stuff" to work with. barbara