Tuesday, January 20, 2015

A Flower Garden in WInter

 The FibR groups show in August is about flowers.
I have started on my entries for the show.
I had a half yard piece of Fasset fabric left 
from my granddaughters quilt that was all about
FLOWERS.
 That combined with Jane Sasseman's viney leaves
makes the perfect combination.
 The flowers were easy to make.
Just sew circles with wool batting between
than hand stitch with a center.
I need to make some leaves too.
Now to make some white on white and I am done.
This gets me in the mood for the Chair quilts.

Thursday, January 15, 2015

Top is finsihed

Yea the top is finished now off to the quilters.
No more bed quilts until next year.
Now I can concentrate on Art Quilts.
I need to make about 30 medium to small ones.
August is the Chairs show and the Flower Path show.
Let the  fun begin.

Wednesday, January 14, 2015

Panels done

 I have all the panels done now to sew them together.
 It was actually fun to see what the different stitches
looked like and the effect the made.
 I really like how it is going.
 The group of flowers is nice.
Looking forward to putting this one to bed.
Ready for a new project.

Sunday, January 11, 2015

Fiberart For A Cause

My contribution to this years Fiberart Fir A Cause.
Sunset an 18 x 18 art quilt fused, painted and machine and hand stitched.
Every year Fiberart For A Cause, founded by Virginia Spiegel, announces a new fiber-related fundraiser to benefit the American Cancer Society. To date, we have donated $240,000 to ACS, and this year we hope to make it an even quarter of a million dollars!
Mark your calendars for February 4, 2015. On that day, the first 100 people to donate $100 each to the American Cancer Society through the link provided by Virginia, will each receive a fiber artwork valued at $100 or more. We have 100 artists from all over the world participating, each donating an original artwork to this fundraiser. This is a photo of my contribution. 18 x 18 called "Sunset"
For all the details on how you can donate and win an original piece of art, please visit http://www.virginiaspiegel.com/FFACThe100Fundraiser.html

Saturday, January 10, 2015

Kathy's quilt

 Well I have all the components ready.
Now to play with the design for Kathy's quilt.
I see a lot of places to change. but I really like
the flowers and the fabrics.
It will be a great quilt for my daughter.
I got my new Dell desktop yesterday and my
grandson come over to fine tune it.
It is so nice to have a resource like a college sophomore.
Nothing like young brains.
I am going cold turkey with both a new laptop and
new desktop. Really stretching the 71 year old
brain. I will probably avoid dementia for at 
least 4 extra years with all the brain  stretching.
I have learned quite a few new things.
Like what settings means what to do with it.
Down loading patches for the Cd's I lost.
Things are still not working right with E-mail
but I will conquer that soon.

Wednesday, January 7, 2015

 18x18  inch art quilt finished today.
This is my quilt or the 100's.
will post more detail later.
I got the flowers for my daughters second quilt
ready to go. I will work on  this project Thursday.
 I am going to have fun with this one.
I love the colors and love flowers.
My border fabric arrived today so I can 
really work on this tomorrow.
Lime green, rust, olive and cream.
Great colors.

Tuesday, January 6, 2015

Stiching

 Closing in on my 100 piece of art.
I will finish it up today.
 Decided to add some hand stitching to emphasize
the leaves. Perfect way to watch  TV.. Stitch and
keep up with Diners and Dives at the same time.
We are getting a big snow tonight.
Than extremely cold weather perfect for staying
in the studio and creating.
A little thread adds something.