The Dream Team ~ Gelli Plate & Joggles Stencils

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Hi there friends~it’s a wonderful Wednesday ~ And, the Stencil Parade continues… It’s time to bring that Gelli plate out of the cupboard and prime it with some beautiful paints… and Margaret’s beautiful stencils from Joggles.  Can you say “dream team?!” There are many gelli-printing videos on the internet, and Gelli Arts is a great way to begin, if you don’t already …

Collage ~ EnJOY

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Hello friends~A happy Monday for me ~ more play time {and results} with the new line of stencils I call:  Margaret Applin’s Stencil Parade! {from Joggles.com} And they are continuing to make their joyful debut in my studio.  I began with the printed fabric on the left as my background, {love the little bits of color texture} made with Flower …

Sunshine & Trapunto ~

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Hi friends,Sunshine and Trapunto, huh?  Well, if I could make a cute little song or rhyme from it, I would, hence the less than inspiring title of this post.  But it just doesn’t quite come together, does it?  And that’s how I’m feeling about this quilt.  Love the little ditty – “I’ve got Sunshine… on a cloudy day…” from the song …

Lavender Tulips ~

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Helllooo! I finished another small quilt this past weekend.  Periwinkle blue, lavender, and mauvey pinks, make their presence known on this little quilted collage: Lots of white was added via screen printing through thermofax screens.  These particular designs were created by Margaret Applin, which I purchased from her Etsy store.  I’ve been a “frequent flyer” as they say!!  I used …

February ~ “Heart’s Afire” ~

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Hello friends; Happy Monday! Here’s my prelude to “March Madness” ~ Heart Madness! {lol} what do you think?  While it’s not March, it’s time for hearts!  Even tho I love watching college basketball, and especially “March Madness.” Playing basketball was a major factor in keeping me focused, and motivated in my high school years.  I went on to play college ball …

Bloom Grow Shine ~

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It began, once upon a time, with a piece of my very own hand-dyed fabric.  Enter:  Margaret Applin‘s thermofax screen, in tulips.  {yes this was begun last spring!} Also enter in Caran D’ache watercolor crayons, in periwinkle blue and orange tones, as a highlight and accent on the tulips… {so fun to do!} Free motion quilting with a white King …

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, …

Live Radiant ~

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This quilted journey began with a favorite thermofax screen from Margaret Applin’s Etsy shop. and really, what could be called ‘simple math’ — ala journal quilting style.  Add a beautiful screen print on fabric~~~   Add a scrap or two, or three.  Or take it away…     Add a word. or two. Adding bits of leftover strips of patchwork. add …

Collage Play

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One of those leftover pieces of dyed fabric, and a quick screening Sunday eve. Will keep this in the look of another collaged, quilted piece, using up (ever so slightly) some supplies I have on hand, in cut-up, leftovers:  lace, organza, fused shapes, and who knows what all…! I do so love the paint colors as I’m screening them, as …

Sunday Messin’ Around

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This is a small piece of fabric, about 9″x12″ that I painted over 3 years ago, now.  I used  “Twinkling H2O’s” … cute little pots of vibrant, pearly color, that you wet, like watercolors, also bought a long time ago! I wanted to photograph them, but (ahem), I ran out of time! Plus — who knows what other kind of …

~ Bloom ~ Finito

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This is where it all started ~~~ From “A Wrinkle In Time” Feb 2, 2012  and from there to here…using a couple of the most coolest thermofax screens from a favorite quilt artist and designer, Ms. Margaret Applin!  See my post “Thermofax Play Day” for more details! And those tulips eventually…  became the focal point of this piece!  Cool. I …

Purple Tulips In The Works

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I really enjoyed making this piece of paper fabric, from the post “A Wrinkle In Time” on Feb. 2nd.  I added several screen prints; the one below a beautiful tulip thermofax I received from Margaret Applin’s shop, screened in white paint, on top of the fabric paper.  I’ve started in… now what?  Well, more threadwork as I answered myself. Specifically, …

A Few Stitches in Time ~

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Time — stitching time that is — to get the party started! I played with piece, stamping ‘mums’ in white paint, using one of my rubber stamps.  Auditioning a few other embellishments, too… Time to add a bit of bobbin play, using YLI Candelight styled thread.  Beautiful thread.  You can get the same color in Razzle Dazzle, by Superior, FYI! …