Journaling is happening Sunday, Feb 5 2012 

I know I’m not posting them all. I guess I haven’t been that thrilled with all of them, but here’s one that I thought was interesting. I used Beryl Taylor’s technique to create paper fabric and then hand stitched the circles and edges.


Week 5. Only Six to Go Sunday, Oct 30 2011 

Journal Quilt Week 4 Sunday, Oct 23 2011 

I made this from scraps all in warm colors. I associate warm colors with strength, and so I had a theme.

OK. Two Weeks at a Time Saturday, Oct 22 2011 

Didn’t get around to posting — but did do — my art a week, so today you get two for the price of one post.

The first one uses an image of my mother. The distressed look of the transfer made me think of the passing of time. The second uses Angelina fibers to get that shimmer on the flowers themselves.

time flies

morning, glory

One week at a time Friday, Sep 30 2011 

A new quarter has started at school, and I’m gearing up for some challenging classes. I’m afraid I let my fiber art lag while I’m in school, so I have set myself a goal of one journal quilt a week for each of the 11 weeks of class. Here’s week one:

Rebel, Rebel Sunday, Sep 18 2011 

Have any of you heard of Jamie Fingal? She has a cool DVD and concept called “rebel quilting.” She lays simple shapes on a blank piece of fabric, fuses them on in a pleasing arrangement and then quilts the heck out of it. I would strongly urge you to try out her DVD (available from Interweave) if you want to get the creative juices flowing.

Here’s my first take on the concept.

In flight Saturday, Sep 17 2011 

I know. I know. I have a thing for birds. And reusing. So here is a piece that starts with a scrap from a quilt I’m making. I added another patch, stamped on a bird, added a little stitching, some beads, a thin line of bronze paint and then attached the piece to a painted canvas, and here is flight into fuchsia.

Feeling blue again Sunday, Apr 3 2011 

I’m starting a crazy patch series themed with color/emotion. The first of the series is from my blue period. I always love the blue family; I don’t know why it’s linked with depression. 🙂

Feelin' Blue

Seeing the forest for the trees Sunday, Mar 27 2011 

This applique piece was fun to create. The foliage is hand dyed or 25 year-old scraps (yes, I hoard scraps). The trunks are all scraps that have been collected in the last 10 years, the background is a hand dyed piece, and the land is more hand dyed fabric.

Everything was fused on with Mistyfuse and then free-form quilted.

Gold and green Wednesday, Mar 23 2011 

This piece started out as a gold and turquoise dye job that I loved, but I never knew what to do with it. I found the TAP transfer (created by Leslie Riley) of the sparrow played on the colors of the fabric, so I used it on a cream background. I added some additional cream patches, quilted everything with this great gold and green thread and mounted it on a canvas that was painted burnt sienna with copper accents.

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