Friday, May 31, 2013
Wednesday, May 29, 2013
Monday, May 27, 2013
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Friday, May 24, 2013
Wednesday, May 22, 2013
I had made some stamps from sticky backed fun foam-get it in the children's section of a craft store. It is easy to cut with scissors, rotary cutter, or Exacto knife. Peel the paper backing off and attach to foam core or anything else.
Barbara at www.joggles.com has a free video showing how to use it-sorry I lost the direct link. She also uses a needle to texture and change the stamp. I remembered the metal embossing set I have and used two of the wheels to change my stamps to the ones on the left-more interesting.
Monday, May 20, 2013
I stitched the details by hand. I wanted the piecing to be just a little unpredictable, so the extra strips on the end leaves are in different places. Also, the beige on the ends is a narrow folded strip. The green is a batik.
Friday, May 17, 2013
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Here is a detail. I used a sponge and fabric paint to give an irregular look like you would see in nature. I used my hand painted threads to embellish it.
It's not quilted yet. That's the way I seem to work-make a bunch of stitched pieces, make a bunch of hangings, then do quilting for a while.
Wednesday, May 15, 2013
This is a detail of the piece showing the beading in the center and the red metallic thread that I machine couched along the gold kid leather.
The latest Fiberactions challenge was to pick 3 colors from foods you normally prepare. I use lots of bell peppers, so I chose green, red, and yellow. The gold kid leather is the leftovers of a piece I did too many years ago to think about. Why was I saving it? Maybe for this.
Monday, May 13, 2013
Friday, May 10, 2013
Wednesday, May 8, 2013
Monday, May 6, 2013
Here is the May Bead Journal Project quilt. The ceramic buttons were made by Sue Bleiweiss http://suebleiweiss.com/blog / and are very special to me, so I decided to put them on Ultrasuede and use beads around them. The background and binding are batiks. Thank you Sue for the buttons.
Friday, May 3, 2013
Wednesday, May 1, 2013
A friend and I went to the Meeting of the Guilds sale in Portland and found treasures. Above is mohair roving and nepps. The colors got me.