Artsy Summer Flower ~

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You may remember my post featuring this quilted flower, (see here), which was screen printed using Margaret Applin’s thermofax screens.  Once printed, I heat-set it, and then with right sides together, faced it with batting, and another layer of fabric.  I stitched around the perimeter,  in the shape of the flower, (leaving an opening), trimmed my seams and corners, turned it right side out, …

Summer SHIMMER – completed!

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This is what I began with.  My first piece of shibori-styled, hand-dyed fabric, made in the glorious summer-hot days!  These are the threads I chose to create Summer Shimmer:  YLI threads in three styles: Candlelight, Pearl Crown Rayon, and Designer 6, all wonderful textures of thick threads from YLI.  I also used GLITTER and Rainbows tri-lobal polyester from Superior Threads. …

Textiva Film

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I love playing with TEXTIVA film!  It’s so pretty… and shiny … did I mention that it is so … shiny and pretty?!! And so many beautiful colors. Ethreal looking, sheer and semi-transparent… and fusible… but only to itself, or to it’s sister product – Angelina fibers.  You can scrunch it, like the wrinkled piece above, on top of the …

Summer SHIMMER – Preview

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(Not if but when!) … the spring to summer weather makes it’s debut in MT, I will post pictures of the Shibori dyeing with the PVC pipe. Until then… we live with the winter-barely into-spring weather!  As mentioned earlier, this is one of my first pieces of “shibori-inspired” hand dyed fabric which I made last summer on my back patio!  …

SUMMER SHIMMER

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This is what we woke up to on Sunday morning….  SNOW – again. Our Best Dog Micah LOVES the snow… Now this is what I’m dreamin’ of… (in my sewing studio, that is!) — SUMMER!   Blues and yellows are favorite summer colors… and this piece of fabric is my inspiration.  It’s the first attempt at dyeing using the shibori technique …

“Scatter Joy:” Art Quilt

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I LOVE to FINISH project!  Nothing like that feeling of accomplishment!  I’d been working on this piece for a couple months, and had published the finished picture in yesterday post – in case you missed it!  Sometimes things have to “simmer” on my quilting stove for a while!  Just call me a regular ol teapot! LOL.  I began with a …

JoyFUL we Adore Thee!

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My current project is one in the works for today’s blog…. and it all started with this: THE BIG SHOT! I do alot of fusing… and I love it!  But sometimes cutting with the hands is well… hard on the hands!  So have been waiting … thinking… contemplating about the Accuquilt GO and those cool quick cut dies for several …

PLAY with ABANDON!

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“Mrs. Twedt” was my art teacher when I was in high school back in the 70’s!  I met her… again, thirty+ years later, quite unexpectedly…’ in my next door neighbor’s back yard, at a Fourth of July barbeque several summers ago. She goes by “Katie” now… and it took me awhile to get comfortable calling her only by her first …

Psalm 91:11 for JAMIE

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Jamie’s Angel… flashy and funky, stylin’ and cheerful…bright and red-haired, creative and musical… that’s our JAMIE!  This quilt was inspired by, and is dedicated to my friend and Christian sister, Jamie B.  I had so much fun playing ‘dress-up’ with this doll of an ANGEL.  Love her red hair! Everything else I chose revolved around the red head!  I had …

Merry Christmas!

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 I hope you all had a great Christmas!  Ours was great! I loved being able to make these quick ornaments with my new Sizzix machine; the “Big Shot” and am anxious to try out more new shapes.  This year, they adorned Christmas packages of quick breads, and pretty glass jars of homemade hot fudge sauce!  Woohoo! I fused white fabric, …