Work in progress, a little further down the road. Inspired by the Oscars. #procreate #digitalart #newartnouveau View on Instagram https://ift.tt/2SeXCYs Continue reading A Certain Something
Did some “sketching” in Photoshop last night… This is my favorite idea for the blocks on my studio wall right now. The faint lines would be quilted in. Continue reading Imagining a quilt setting
It’s been months since I’ve had a quilt on my wall. Very excited to get back to my creative routine! I started these blocks more than 5 years ago, as an exercise in the book, “Quilter’s Playtime: Games with Fabrics” by Dianne S. Hire. If templates and precision aren’t your thing, this book has lots of ideas to get you started making right away. (get … Continue reading Quilter’s Playtime Blocks
Leftover pieces from other quilts – just too pretty to throw out. Let’s throw them up on the wall and see what sticks: After deciding I didn’t love all that activity, I pared it down to a few pieces that felt like they were working together: Adding wide sides to see how that feels…I like how that splashy orange print lets the center section stand-out, … Continue reading Improv Quilting with Leftover Pieces
Last night’s iPad drawing, just black and white this time. Everything is on one layer. It was easily vectorized in Illustrator, so now on to the next step…which direction? Color Ribbon border White tangles in the black border? Scarf design? The time-lapse video of this drawing is extra fun when all those little stripes come in: Continue reading New Symmetrical element
It’s in one piece! I haven’t had the guts to trim it yet, but I’m happy that it’s together and flat. (still needs a good pressing) I’ve been experimenting with possible ways to trim it, and am considering more of a vertical orientation. I filled in a bit more of the inner river at lower left to get the longer vertical rectangle from this piece. The … Continue reading My quilt top is in one piece!
Here’s the latest incarnation of my fan panels. It looks crazy on the wall right now, but I’m actually at a really satisfying point: The quilt top is now in three pieces. The two fan panels were pieced according to a repeatable method. The center section is more improvised, though I started from strip-pieced panels. I intend to sew these three pieces together, then cut my quilt out of that … Continue reading On my quilt wall right now…
This is an improvisational bead embroidery piece. I started by gluing 6 broken lampwork bead halves onto stiff interfacing. (I bought a lot of broken lampwork beads on ebay.) As I worked the embroidery around those elements, it started to look like a little stuffed animal. I gave him a clown hat with a little tassle at the top. Continue reading Cuddly Clown Bead Embroidery