Category Archives: Hand work

Tree Work

 

IMG_9007.jpgHello,

I am feeling a bit sad today as the tree men came today to do some necessary tree trimming and removal.   As this shot shows the oak was rubbing on the roof as was the white pine.    I love trees and have done many works celebrating them so having two cut to the ground is the source of my distress.  One,  the ash in front of my studio window was suffering the effects of the  ash bore beetle.    I did do a drawing of IMG_9023 a short branch.   The second was a Maple that was greatly distorted because it was growing in the shadow of a second tree.    There is a lot more light in the yard and house now.    The roof will  be  better for the cutting, one can see the street signs again and walk the sidewalk without ducking.   All this is positive and I will concentrate on those positive things.   One can always plant more trees.   IMG_9011.jpg And there are always more quilts to build using trees as there themes.

IMG_8979As if a week of dyeing with Kerr was not enough, Liz and I did dye on Monday.  This is a sot of the dyes we have to choose from on the work table.   What fun.IMG_8978Some of the  altered fabric on the line.

I received a wonderful gift this week too.  My friend Marilyn stopped with a bag full of trims and linens from her Mom’s attic.  IMG_9020She said I knew you could and would make something wonderful out of some of this.  What a fine vote of confidence.  I can see several things I want to work with already.

 

owlProgress Report:   Owl   I am to the quilting step of this work.     But I have also decided I like it with a vertical layout better then the horizontal way I had it laid out.

IMG_9019That means I will need to change the title as one can not “read” owl with this change in orientation.   But it is still a work in progress so things could still change.

IMG_9021.jpgPond Water  I am still adding hand work to this piece.  The end is in sight however.

IMG_9014Glyph  IV  I am quilting the background of this piece now.  I want to bead the actual Glyph now that I have removed the interfacing I put in last week.    I  did some stabilizing quilting every 2.5” out from the center in both directions.   Those quilting lines will stabilize the piece.     

 

IMG_9015.jpgLabel Blocks     I finished up two more blocks this week.  The pile of black squares is getting smaller.

Enjoy the trees in your life and

Keep Quilting

Carol

Travel plus

 

IMG_8279 Hello,

We hit the open road to test out Eric’s new car.  It was fun but we spent a lot of time in the rain.  We went to the Baseball Hall of Fame in Coppers Town first. IMG_8260.jpg Then on the Norman Rockwell museum.  We saw Edith Wharton’s newly restored gardens were a sculpture show was going on. The sculpture was mixed among the woodland paths too.  We did the Emily Dickinson  home  and then moved on to Shaker Village in Canterbury.   I really liked all the wonderful innovative machinery there.IMG_8269  These machines were in the wash house.    We made it all the way to the Maine coast before we headed back west.IMG_8272  This model boat was in an old boat house that was converted into  restraint where we had dinner.    We stopped in the Adirondacks  for the night and then went to the Adirondack  Experience museum and had a good time looking at the treasures there.   The travel was great but as always I am glad to be home with many great memories, lot of photos and the ideas are flying in my head.

Tue as the  the QuEG’s meeting so I got even more stimulation.  IMG_8324Corrine has been doing a lot of beading and the results are beautiful.

Linda's top Linda C showed us this beautiful top.   There is a lot of hand work on it.

Liz is finding lots of UFO’s as she dose some spring cleaning.  She shared three.  IMG_8328 I look forward to seeing the finished work too.

IMG_8331  Linda H shared this hand printed fabric that she has started doing hand work on.    We all had stories and lots to share.  It was a good time.

 

IMG_8338   I have such great friends .   Yesterday I got a treasure box from   Debbie.   I love all these little bits of trim and ribbon.    She knows me too well. They will all go into the next batch of Creative Assistants that I will begin as soon as QBL is over this year.

White Iris's 15" X 19Progress Report White Iris   This work is 15”w X 19”h.   The white blossoms where originally created for the 9 Blue Iris quilt that I showed in the last post.  But they were too pale and faded into the background.

IMG_8356So  I did a felted and fabric wall and used the flowers on top.     I do like the shape of iris and hope to do some more of them.

ButtonweedButton Weed    I did a little rework on this piece.   IMG_8366It needed a center of interest so I added a dragonfly.   IMG_8364The body is three cords twisted together and then zig -zagged over with a  satin embroidery thread.  The wings are a florist’s ribbon.

 

PodsPods  These are the last two pods.   I have 36 of them and I have had a good time.  I also have all my little Christmas Favors done for this year.

 

Prayer Flag Pins

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Prayer Flag Pins   I made these after reading the June/July issue of “Quilting Arts Magazine”.    The  article made it seem so simple and it really was.   This shot makes them about life size on my computer.  I will make a lot of these little guys as they are fun too.

Spring Jacks

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Spring Jacks    When I make felted backs I try to do more then one at a time.  I did three when had the felter out  and this one is going to be my support for the third Jack In the Pulpit  project.

Rainbow Tree

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Rainbow Tree This is the third of the felted  pieces.   IMG_8337I am having fun using my many clear beads to embellish this work.

Pond Water

IMG_8353This project is also done with a lot of hand work so it usually does not get much attention.  I did add the gold units and a lot of stitching this week because I got a head on my Label Block project while traveling.

JellyfishJellyfish  I continue to struggle with this work.  But I keep at it.  I sliced the top layer of the organza and did hand work on top of that.   I like the texture and will continue to work on all the Jellies in this fashion.

 

 

 

Green DragonsGreen Dragon   This work is all assembled and I have done the stitch in the ditch step on it.  Now to move to the dragon quilting.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Flags- Play Time   IMG_8250I worked on the flag project from my trip to Florida this week too.   I only have two more images to alter.  I used oil paint sticks to add color  to the works this week.

IMG_8248Flag- Monkey Business   With this flag I used a paint marker to do the lettering.

Flag –Along the Shore    IMG_8246 With this piece I used the oil sticks for the water.  The lettering was done with markers.

4 Label BlocksLabel Blocks #123, #124, #125, #126   This was the only hand work I took on the trip so every night I worked away on these blocks.    The pile is getting smaller.

Keep being Creative

Carol

Falling Back

LeavesHello-

The winds of autumn are stripping the trees of their golden bounty now.  I have been out  raking for two days.   It is cold and soon days will be spent inside.   This last week has been a busy one out side the studio for me. IMG_6845 I spent Friday mixing dye with my friend Liz.  We will be a part of open studio at the Schweinfurth during the up coming weekend.   Play is in my future.

Then this week end I was part Wall of workof and Exhibition and Sale at John Doweling’s studio  for two days.  I sold three little framed works and I am very happy about that. The work is still hanging there although I am not in attendance.  It will be there until the middle of Dec.

 

IMG_6817Progress Report: Hand Bag  I did put together a hand bag this week so I guess I did finish one thing.

close up of pond waterPond Waters   Because I was away so much there is not a lot of progress to report.  I continue to work away on this project in the evenings and it is building.   Hand work is just slowbut very calming.

 

IMG_6822Circle Play  This is my self challenge to play with faced circles in a creative way.   I have  a lot to learn with this process.    I have challenged myself to do seven works using this striped circle as the main unit.

wool II Wool works 1 2 3    I started these works last week but did not put too much time into them yet.   This work is # 2 only because I numbered my sketches as I did them.  I am sure it will get a better name with time.  This one is just about ready for some machine stitching.

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#3   This one is ready for fabric and machine work.   It really is not much different than last week.

 

 

 

 

 

#1 is still at the prep for wool stage.IMG_6834I have drawn the areas our for the color changes but that is all.  I will get to that later today I hope as the felting machine is out on the desk and waiting.

landscapeFelted Landscape I did make progress on one wool piece though.     This too is in an early stage.  I will keep you posted.

IMG_6824New Work  I did pull fabric for a new pieced work too.  This one will be a lot simpler then the pieced work I have been doing of late.   I hope I can stick with that attitude.

Label # 92-93Label Blocks # 92 & # 93  I can see the end of this project.  There are only 27 more blocks to complete.

Keep Creating

Carol

Leaves Change

 

Red Leaves  Hello-

It is really starting to be colorful here in central New York.   I have seen all shades of green, yellow, orange and red this week.  Mother Nature has been busy.IMG_6566  I went off to a Fiber Arts show  on Sat.  There was lots of weaving, spinning and roving.  I came home with a back pack full of new colors to work Cheri.jpgwith.  The yarns were beautiful as well.  It almost made me want to knit…. then I remembered all the yarn I already have so I walked away.    I also went off to the Rock Garden Art Group  Show.  Two Fiber arts friends had work in the show  Cheri and Terri.  It was great.     I so enjoy seeing the work of my fellow fiber Artists in gallery settings.Terri

 

 

IMG_6583Progress Report:  Ethel’s Nine Patch  I got all of the quilt  put together with week.  I am working on the binding and that is about one third done.    I  am sure it will be completed this week.

 

IMG_6572.jpgBirds  I am making progress on this work too.  I have not put much of it together but the layout is getting more and more complete.

 

 

 

 

 

Land Fall IMG_6576 I did work on this piece this week but this is the slow stage were not a lot seem to be happening in the over all image.

IMG_6570.jpg Orange Wool  This work is like the other wool based piece.  Lots of time but little difference on the surface.  I am pushing myself to go more toward a fire like image.   Time will tell if I can make this work.

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Queen Ann’s Lace  I did work on the heads of the steams on this project.   I have been so busy doing hand work on other things that I have not really spent much time on this project.

Thread Painting IMG_6574 At the QuEG’s  meeting Angela talked about doing thread  painting on  wash away.  Well I tried it this week.  I like the concept, but I need to plan more carefully with the grid I put down to build on.  I also marked the pattern were I wanted the white in red washable marker.  I turned the thread pink.  Not my plan at all.     Mistakes are what we need to move forward.  Then today I re read the instructions and it said to do the machine drawing on both sides.    A second mistake.

Blocks#84 #85 Label Blocks # 83 and # 84

I  just keep working  at the little daily blocks.

Keep Creating

Carol

Summer’s Ending

 

Mill SightHello,

As the nights get shorter and a few bits of color are starting to appear in trees one is reminded that summer is fast coming to an end.    I went off to Mill Sight Lake along with  other FAB gals for a weekend of talk and quilt work.   We did swim in the lake too, but due to a much needed rain on Sunday we did not get any boat work in.      We talked and discussed all sorts of things including the projects we where working on.  Patti made Pillow cases and Judy and  Nancy worked on Disappearing Squares- a block with lots of possibilities. IMG_6261 The food was great and we had  a good time.

Progress Report: Deep JelliesDeep Jellies   This work is 37” long and 41.5 “ wide.    I did stay true  to my vow to do hand work on it every day for and hour and it got done this week.   I sure enjoy the mixing of the orange and blue.IMG_6279 The dyed blue green lace and the deep blue ribbons  represent the  parts of the jellyfish that capture the food and pull it into  IMG_6281the center so digestion can begin.    IMG_6282  I still find the idea that these colorful fellows live in total darkness.

Tall TextTall Text  This quilt is 49” long and  32.5” wide.    started this project in Rosalie Dace’s class at  QBL.      I did reflective quilting in the negative spaces  around the text in this work.   IMG_6269IMG_6273It has been a good week to finish things up as I  prepare for my  travels.    I like to come back with a clean studio as I am sure I will get lots of new ideas on this trip.

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Far Off Forests  Far Off ForestsI am now done with the free motion work on this piece.  I need to get new stretcher bars to finish it as the machine work has so distorted it that it will  not stretch to fit the ones I have.

 

 

 

 

 

Ethel’s Scrap Nine PatchIMG_6290  I inherited this box full of leftovers from Ethel.   I took it on the camping  weekend.  I had one idea about how to use these colorful pieces but the other gals have convinced me to make a nine patch quilt with them.

IMG_6274.jpg   This is a shot of all of the parts I put together  over the weekend that I am now ready to cut into 5” squares and mix with solids for this project.     I know I would not have done it in this fashion without the influence of the other gals.

 

 

 

 

 

Label Block # 75  Label Block #75 I only got one block done this week.  I have several near completion though so I will keep my numbers correct.

I will be traveling with Marty for the next  few weeks so the next post will be Sept 15.

Happy Trails to you as well.

Carol

Work Week

FawnHello-

I saw this young fellow in the cematery on my walk this week.  Later I watched in horror as he ran across Comstock Avenue  dodging cars  and into the woods behind Manley Field House.   Good luck Bambi!

This week was one where I got a lot of studio time and although I have not finished much I feel good about what is going on.      Uneventful  weeks are good for reflection I find.   In class with Rosalie Dace at QBL she stressed the importance of Values in our work.  Now I have heard that many times but I just never really got the concept.   One of my fellow class mates showed me how  to see it more clearly and although I have not got the whole idea yet I am seeing what they both meant.

IMG_6234  Here is a photo of a group of fabrics that I think work together.  In color they seem to have a wide range of values. ( this is were my eye needs training) because when the same fabrics are viewed in black and white it is easy to see there is very little middle value in this collection.   So now I need to go back in to the stash and fine a few more  pieces in the middle range like the grayed oranges to have more values in this work.

 

B&W1  It is good to always be growing.

Progress Report:Going Deep  Going Deep  I added the backing to this work after I stretched it yesterday.    I really enjoy the building up of the layers of these wool based projects.   This is the first one where I do not have a canvas under the fiber piece and I think that allows for more a feeling of buoyancy.   IMG_6242The thread build up on these works takes a lot more time then I think  will when I start.  But the final effect is well worth the efforts.IMG_6244  Sometimes it only takes such a small bit of fabric or yarn to really add color to an area.   It is like building a puzzle with flexible pieces.

IMG_6248Deep Jellies   I am still doing the hand quilting on this project.  I have been putting in an hour a day on that process- but it is a big quilt so I have about one third of it done now.

Tall TextTall Text   I started this in Rosalie’s class.  The top is all assembled now and I am in the quilting stage.  I am doing reflective machine work around the  cut up letter units with variegated thread. IMG_6247  I think the textural interest will add a nice dimension to the work.

Ivy Wall     Ivy WallThis is an early stage for this work.  The butterfly will all be done in thread painting with the machine.  The image is mounted on organza with tear away stabilizer on the back.   I did the brown leaves as a rubbing with pastels  last summer.   IMG_6252There is a little machine work at the bottom so I know this technique will work.

Far Off Forests- wool work   IMG_6256     From this corner one can see that it only takes a  small scarp to build up an area with a different color.

New WorkNew Project  This is my current three challenge piece.  It is all one unit now and I am pondering ways to quilt is as well as the way I want it oriented.  This shot is exactly upside down from the original,  But some how it works better for me.

 

 

 

 

Label Blocks #73 and #74

IMG_6236.jpg  I am pushing my self to get a few blocks ahead as I know I am going away for a three weeks at the end of August.

Keep Creating

Carol

Full Summer

Hello,

IMG_6207Summer is proving to be hot and dry here in central New York.    I am still washing out fabrics form Carol’s class at QBL.IMG_6224.jpg      The top half of this photo is stuff from the class.    The bight bottom half is what I did at the play day  meeting of the Mixed group on Sat.  We did discharge work and paint printing due to the water shortage.   IMG_6194 The day started out with Pat showing us the simple process of using watered down bleach to remove color. IMG_6193.jpg We watched and then went to work applying the knowledge.

 

This shot is of Anne and Anne working out in the sun.

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The drying lines quickly filled with beautiful fabrics.IMG_6195

Not all of us worked out side.

 

 

IMG_6197.jpgPricilla and I both  work away in the barn with  paint  and acrylic ink.     I did my printing with shaving cream and inks.   I tried using shaving cream and water color too- but it ran when I heat set it as I sprits it with water. IMG_6223 The yellow is ink and the red is water color and it ran.   I was experimenting and when one does that there are no guarantees.

 

IMG_6225.jpg   I was very successful with the other pieces  however.          The fabric was beautiful and   we had fun.

 

 

 

 

 

IMG_6205.jpgYesterday  I went off to Susan’s and played.    She was busy cutting stencils and working on a big layered project.

 

 

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Sally was there as well doing paper clay figures.     She is marring the paper lay with drift wood to create her figures.

 

Regina was doingIMG_6203.jpg hand work on her projects that are due for a show by the 29th.  I did hand work on my Deep Jellies quilt.  We talked and worked all day and everyone made progress on there various projects.    It is good to work with others some times.

 

 

 

 

 

Progress Report:   Deep JelliesIMG_6220.jpg I did a lot of quilting on this on Wed.  and I tacked down the fuzzy orange around the big jelly fish. IMG_6221   I made an assignment for myself  to do and hour on this every day for the next few weeks.

Class project  IMG_6233  This project  along with three others also need hand work attention so that is part of the reason I though I should start to dedicate an hour a day to hand work.

IMG_6232.jpgFelted Wool works   I keep moving forward on these projects.   The gold one is ready for stretching.  This close up is just one small section of it.

 

IMG_6229.jpgGoing Deep  This blue wool one is almost done too.  I discovered that it is longer then my stretchers so I will lose about six inches of it.  Again I am learning.      I do not know how much the wool with shrink when I do the machine workIMG_6228.jpg  because this green one will not fit the stretchers already and I have just started the machine work on it.

 

 

 

 

 

New workIMG_6219  This is my new three challenge piece.  I  have barely started it  so there is not much to see yet.  I do like using the collage as my starting place for work.  Looking with more intensity seems to stretch me more then my typical approach of responding to what is on the pin wall all the time.

IMG_6222.jpgLabel Block 72  And the beat goes on with this project.

Keep Creating

Carol

Summer Begins

 

IrisHello,

My iris are blooming.  These are the last ones from Dad’s garden on the farm that have survived the upstate winters.      I feel like summer has truly begun as we celebrated Memorial Day this week.   The weather has cooperated with that attitude too as it has really gotten warmer.   The week has been a full one starting with last Thursday as I went off to the Schweinfurth Art Center after I wrote last weeks   blog and helped hang the new fiber show from the Surface Design Association.  It was wonderful to see how folks designed there work up close and really check out the backs too.  It is a great show with lots of variety from weaving to sewing on x-ray  plates.     Then I ran home and off to a  pop up  dinner, were we learned how the chief prepared  food for presentation.IMG_5806  We each followed the instructions on how to present our plates.   This is mine with  pea sauce and egg dots.  I forgot to take  a photo of the final before I ate it.  It was very good.

The other event of this week really starts tomorrow with the opening of the Quilt Diva 15 show  in Ithaca.

IMG_5822.jpgProgress Report: Lion King- Coming Home    This work is  20” X 20”.  The quilting is all done on the machine.   I used a wiggle ray  type of pattern for the sky and  a  serpentine pattern to show the heat on the ground.  IMG_5823

The giraffes   were out lined and then a spot pattern was added to bodies.   IMG_5825

The masks all got out lining and free motion work to show off the shapes of the areas.   IMG_5824  I was glad I had this little stamp of a bounding lion to add to the edge  of the work.

Generational Whispers IMG_5814  It took a bit of work to find images of all of the women in the family that I want to use in this  quilt.     Now I need to do the drawing so I can begin the machine work on this project.

 

Deep JelliesDeep Jellies   I am beginning to put down the parts of this work.  I made the stunners  for the jelly fish out of  a metallic fabric and lace I had painted the aqua color on the  photo.

 

 

 

New work Sachiko SashickoThe  white on blue hand work of iris’s is done now.  So I pulled fabrics that I thought would go with it.  I had a pack of ten stamped Japanese  words that I though might go with it.  There is not a real clear vision for were I am going with this one yet.

New WOrk

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

New work     I used one of the collages from last week to build this work.  It is about half way assembled now.  Finding a title is proving to be a challenge however.

Label  Blocks # 60 and #61 Label Blocks #60/#61  Now I really am half way through with the creating of the blocks for this project.

Enjoy summer and Keep Creating

Carol

Active time

IMG_5773Hello-

Do you see the four leaf clover  on the right in this cluster  I was out in the yard the other day and it just jumped out at me.  Had to capture the image to share.   I hope that everyone enjoys  the out doors on this Memorial Day Week End.
BarbaraThis week has been a full and active time.  It began last Thursday afternoon when I went off to Turquoise Street Studio to play with Barbara.  She worked on her pastel of beach folks and I did hand work on my own.  It was a pleasant time.Pat Pauly's Piece

Saturday was a meeting of the mixed group folks.  This quilt is by Bev Kondolf.   We talked of many things, but most important from my point of view was about how  museums like the detentions of works to be presented in  high  first and then width.      So I will be using that system in the future. Anne work

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

This work is  by Anne  Garrison.   It is always such a stimulating time and I always go home so worked up with ideas and thoughts.IMG_5777.jpg

 

 

 

 

This work is by Noel Keith and is one of her entries for the Diva 15 show That opens on June 3 and runs until July 29 i n Ithaca NY. The round circle at the bottom is rust stained silk.

Regina's piece

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Regina brought this piece to the meeting to show Pat what she had done with some  of the fabric that she altered in her class in the fall.  As a teacher I sure appreciate seeing finished results and Pat did too.

 

 

IMG_5782 On Monday  Noel, Victoria and I went down to have a play day in Regina’s studio.  This shot is if Noel and Regina looking at one of Regina’s new yard sale finds.   It is so kind of her  to open her space to us to play.  I like the way she has starts hung on the wall like I do.  I find this one epically exciting.

IMG_5783   Regina’s computerized machine gets a real work out .   This is a great example of that.

We were dye painting.Victoria This shot is of Victoria carefully painting symbols on the fabric with Dye Magnet.   Hope to see this when it is done. IMG_5785Noel really played.  She started with this blank .   The end piece looked like this.IMG_5786.jpg    So much color!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Then on Tues I had the FAB group here.   Judy is working on finishing up old started projects.  This soft summer quilt is a real beauty with its mix of black and deep  blue centers.

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Nancy is working on a quilt for her Mother that has daises  and blue birds on it.  She is a real wiz when it comes to medallion quilts.   NancyShe had lots of boarders and always makes a great challenge for her self with these projects.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Yesterday I went off and spent my time with Joyce who is a collage IMG_5805artist.  I did three little works- two are suitable for starts for quilts I think.  The top two.

Memory Map Columbus JunctionProgress Report:  Memory Map: Columbus Junction   This work  is 21” l X 14” w.    I am calling it done although I do not think it is a good piece.  There are too many things that are the same size I feel.IMG_5799The images  tell the story but it is weak.   I may show this to some other folks and see if they have suggestions.  I will do much more drawing and pre planning for the next piece in this series. IMG_5800

 

 

IMG_5794.jpgThe Heron  This work is 16” l x 16” w.      I got the heron printed on organza from Ethel a few years ago.  It hung on the pin wall and made me feel good, but I could not place it.    Then this week it all came together in one afternoon.  Using Ethel’s fabric’s and her style , plus my love of texture.  IMG_5796  I am quite happy with the results.

IMG_5802.jpgLion King:Coming Home   No one but me will see the differences here.  But I did take off the lion and redo him this week.  Thats done and it is pin basted and ready for quilting…    A whole different challenge.

 

 

 

Purple Pleasures IMG_5804The triangles just keep filling up the surface of this work.  It is very slow however.

IMG_5791.jpgNew Work This is what I worked on at Turquoise Street.  All the raw edges are tacked down with hand stitches and I have done the paint step on this work.  Now I need to begin the machine drawings of my grandmothers on organza.

 

 

Label Blocks #59.IMG_5772I finished # 59 on Friday last week.  Two more blocks and I will be half done.

Keep Creating

Carol

Blooming

 

Hello,Flowers

My world is really alive with blossoms now.  Blue bells, buttercups, violets, lilacs, as well as many I do not know the names of carpet the ground.  Flowering crab apples and tulip trees color the air.  The dandy lions are are in seed and they join the  Oak, Maple and Beech as they dump there pollen on the wind- my world is awash with wonderful sensations.    I am enjoying spring.

IMG_5765  I did a little ice cube dyeing this week.  I wanted to play with some oranges and that is a color I do not seem to have a lot of in my stash.

Blue StoneProgress Report: Blue Stone This work is on stretcher bars and is 24” X 36”.     It is based on a photo of a rock face that I took a few years ago in Washington State.IMG_5755 I enjoyed working up the color changes with yarn and threads on top IMG_5753.jpgof the scrunched fabric pieces.  There is nylon netting, taffeta  and silk paper in this work as well as a bit of flannel.  I sure like mixing my textures.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Along the Shore   Along the ShoreThis work is 20” X 15”.  It started with the photo image that Ethel had transferred on to fabric.   Not knowing anything about the setting I got to invent it to suit myself.   IMG_5769I painted the edges of the photo on the fabric so it would have a softer edge  and stitched across the edge as well to make it blend into the  top.

The quoteIMG_5768 is from Vincent Van Goth.  I find it to be very true for my life.     Creating the pine tree branches  was an enjoyable process for me as I have always been attracted to them.IMG_5767

 

Memory Map JunctionMemory Map- Columbus Junction  I am working on the details of this piece now.Adding the plants in the garden is just one part of this process.  I am considering adding a bit of text to this work.

 

 

Purple Pleasures Close upPurple Pleasures   I am to the quilting stage on this work now.  Deciding to quilt triangles was a good idea, but it is very slow work with lots of stops, turns and starts.   I am trying to use the triangles in the piecing as my guides, but sometimes I am just filling in with that same shape pattern.

IMG_5762.jpgLion King-Coming Home  I have added the masks to the bottom of this work.  Then I put the stamped lions on under that  boarder.  I think I am now ready to begin quilting on this work.

New Work IMG_5759  I want to do a entry for the Layered Voices Challenge for SAQA.   This is my base, using Valerie Goodwin’s base construction method.  I  am now  ready to tack down the open edges by hand.  I am also gathering images of my mom and  my grandmothers to use as a part of this work.

IMG_5748Deep Jellies  I saw a beautiful image of Jellyfish on the web and I was captivated by it .  I started a piece based on the wonderful use of color and texture from this image.

Label Block #58 Block # 58  Working away on these little blocks sure reinforces the idea that the whole is bigger then the sum of its parts.

Keep Creating

Carol