Design Layers with Text

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My good friend Elle asked this question about yesterday’s post regarding some paper fabric I had made into bookmarks.  Elle commented:  “But I don’t know how you get your lettering on. The 4th and 5th photos in particular show writing on top of the background. Do you scan/print, screen print or stamp? This inquiring mind needs to know!” Here’s my …

Grow

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Grow. In every single moment… there is significance. I started with a hand-stamped “g” and stitched around it, free motion with white thread.  Then turned it to the back, and did the bobbin play around the same path. The bobbin quilted flowers were placed randomly. And I then switched to a polyester tri-lobal, and went around them again, adding details, …

“Sanctuary”

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Inspiration from the song “Sanctuary” and lyrics “Lord Prepare Me to Be a Sanctuary… strong and holy… tried and true.  With thanksgiving, I’ll be a living sanctuary for you.” Paper fabric… the more I do, the more I want to do – to explore the possibilities… more to be thought about,  more to be interpreted and more to be created. …

Dancing… with JACK

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BABY… it’s cold out there!  Frosty, take-your-breath-away COLD!  Pastels aren’t something I usually gravitate towards… but I wanted to challenge myself to try something in a new colorway.  I began with a very soft print  of tissue paper as the inspiration for this piece, layered it onto the muslin base… and painted ever so scantily with pearly-shimmery paint, and a …

REJOICE for RACHEL

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“REJOICE for RACHEL!” This is the first quilt in a series I am planning… dedicating an art quilt to each of several Sisters and Friends. REJOICE!  That’s what I feel everytime I see this lovely young lady, RACHEL. I rejoice! So this art quilt is dedicated to her!  (And it is her birthday gift too!)  This young lady was part …

“JOY” Art Quilt

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During the Christmas season we celebrate the grand night God came down to earth as baby. And perhaps to the rest of the universe the event looked merely like an astounding humiliation… God, the Creator of all, became man, taking the form of a human body; a somewhat ordinary and perhaps unimpressive thing to some of us. He endured life …