Would You Like to Try Thread Painting?

This is the thread painting installment of the making of 2 art quilts, which included a few tutorials of some basic techniques often used. If you have done machine quilting, you can do this. Even if not, it isn’t all that hard to learn { she said innocently}.

Raw edge applique tutorial demo on two art quilts part 2

  Where we left off on this tutorial & the making of two art quilts was all the bits and pieces had been cut out and fused to the background fabric. But now we need to finish the edges to prevent fraying and make it more finished looking. You notice that the pieces have been layered yet the top layer with daisies is asContinue reading “Raw edge applique tutorial demo on two art quilts part 2”

Bonnie McCaffery Fans-The Blue Moon is Rising!

I thought I’d let you in on a very cool event, especially if you love Bonnie McCaffery &  really who doesn’t? She emailed to say that she is offering a large group of her beautiful quilts up for bidding on EBay. She had a previous sale last week and many of those bidding were not quilters,Continue reading “Bonnie McCaffery Fans-The Blue Moon is Rising!”

Update on the art quilt – Sunflowers part 2- raw edge applique

I have still  been working  away on the Sunflower art quilt, still making  petals, petals and more petals [you can’t have too many petals]. I hand paint each one on silk using a combination of Pueblo Seta Paints transparent and art colored inks. I’ll show you in a coming post how everything is appliqued down,. The size of thisContinue reading “Update on the art quilt – Sunflowers part 2- raw edge applique”

Something I’ve been working on

Just out! Original hand painted silk abstract art quilt with applique in dreamy colors[ how’s that for a run on sentence?].  It’s purple, lime green,-blue and turquoise. The un-conventional quilting mimics the abstract background in shapes and colors. It’s 32 X 16. And..it just happens to be for sale…so contact me if interested. It’ s for sale at a veryContinue reading “Something I’ve been working on”

Sneak Preview-Susan Brubaker Knapp

Susan Brubaker Knapp is a fiber artist whose work has gained a great deal of recognition. We  see her often  in magazines like Quilting Arts and many others. She has several excellent DVDs & books, which offer practical help & are  “must haves’” for your quilting library. Her thread work is phenomenal. Her art quilts live up to all the attention they receive & thenContinue reading “Sneak Preview-Susan Brubaker Knapp”

Playing the sympathy card-is it working yet?

I’ve been a slacker lately as to writing blogs. I have too much going on to tell you the truth. Not bad,  just busy. Two  large commissioned pieces, daughter moving out of the country, and on & on. It is all good, but even with my minuscule sleep habits, it’s getting hard to keep up. I wasContinue reading “Playing the sympathy card-is it working yet?”

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