Wednesday, October 31, 2012
Monday, October 29, 2012
If you like to look at great quilts go to the quilters blogger festival site and visit all the quilty goodness.
There are lots of links to some really talented quilters, so check it out and support them. :-)
The quilt I'm posting about was made right after hurricane Irene came thru last year. I thought of it because of Sandy coming thru. It is done with fusible appliqué, then quilted down with different colors of thread.
I sold it but if I remember the size was about 28" by 18" or so.
This is the photo I used to make the quilt - the bartonsville covered bridge stood strong since 1805
And this is what was left after Irene. You may remember the video of the bridge falling into the river. It was all over the news and was truly a great loss.
Saturday, October 27, 2012
First I found a photo of Toni Morrison (might as well use the author's eyes, plus she is such a natural beauty)
after cropping down to just the eye area - print it out and go over the stand out parts with black sharpie.
I taped the fabric to a board so it won't move around and just played doing the skin first, looking at the photo for the shaded areas ect.
doing the eyes last, see the difference between above and below
it's that little light or highlight that makes an eye look like an eye
now to add some eyelashes with a pencil - they are thread painted on later
Square up, add a border and then quilt
the eyelashes are the last to go on
I'm not a great artist but if I can manage to pull this off then you can too - try some painting
and just let go and have fun with it ;-)
(by the way, the photos of the work in progress were taken with just a lightbulb inside and the end result ones (first and last photos were outside with better light so they are more true to actual)
Wednesday, October 24, 2012
Sunday, October 21, 2012
Wednesday, October 17, 2012
this is a mountain top scene in progress - look at that sky fabric, I love it and wish I had bought a boatload.
and this beautiful scrappy star is my mom's WIP - isn't it great!
love the colors and a nice black area there for some awesome quilting
I know you can do it Mom :-)
I will show both of these projects completed next week :-\
consider this a challenge - lol!
and I just wanted to thank those that left comments on the last post about dave's toe surgery
(the toe truck comment made me laugh - thank you for that and I will share with him)
Sunday, October 14, 2012
Friday, October 12, 2012
The last week of September is banned book week where we celebrate the freedom to read. Whatever we damn well please no matter what some narrow minded people try to do by banning some books. Luckily even if a book does get banned by one particular library every American has the right to go get and read any book they choose.
When I looked at the banned book list I was surprised to see how many there were. I can understand some of them such as Adolf Hitlers book but most just baffle me. Some quilting buddies on twitter talked about doing a banned book challenge and I of course wanted in. I found this 50th anniversary edition cover. - printed it to the size I wanted. - mirror imaged it and voila!
Thursday, October 11, 2012
Saturday, October 6, 2012
Friday, October 5, 2012
(Taken from Lyric Kinard's newsletter this morning)