Tuesday, May 22, 2007

April Journal quilt

I'm trying to do a journal quilt per month using new techniques. Life seems to get in the way often.
Yesterday I had fun playing with Caran D'Ache Neocolor 11 crayons.
After many attempts I finally came up with one that I liked well enough to post. I need to play with them more to get more intense colors.
I have so many supplies for my 'gourd art' and am finding I can use most of it for art quilts too :)

Sunday, May 20, 2007

march journal pic

oops forgot the picture.

March journal

I finally finished March's journal. 'Leap of Faith', I used a lot of different mediums, anglena fibers, organza, tinzle etc. I free motion embroidered the dress and hair on my Janome.
Ths sort of depicts me leaping into the unknown world of art quilts.
I'm going to put my pink bird on a stretcher frame, when the threadpainting is done.
Soon I hope.

Thursday, May 10, 2007

pink cont's

Here's the piece to date...embellishments to be added.


Having lived thirty two years in a house full of males I'm into pink right now.
I drew a stylized bird and have the piecework done.
Now for the embellishing. I have some ideas floating around, I want to use Shiva oil stiks on the dark blue crescent shape, to give it more life.
Here are photos of the original sketch and the progress so far.
Is this art quilting? I'm hoping that I'm leaning that way :)

Monday, May 7, 2007


It looks like spring has finally arrived. Our snow finally left about a week ago and green grass can be seen.
Now it's time for yard work!
I have been sewing, this is my latest finished project. A large flower with thread painting, trying to hone my skills. I'm working on a stylized bird that I drew freehand and will have some pictures soon. I used the upside down applique method for this Lily. It worked well. I love the background fabric, wish I had more.
Gourdin? It's kind of on the back burner for now :( I'll get back to it I know, but I do need a bit of a break.