Quilting

…and make a quilt from scratch.

I've been feeling a bit frustrated by not having a more narrow "focus" in my art. I found this quote and it brought me comfort: "A human being should be able to change a diaper, plan an invasion, butcher a hog, conn a ship, design a building, write a sonnet, balance...

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Undersea Quilt – “Worlds Apart”

This one finished up quite nicely! (read the other post about this quilt if you haven't already.) Click the photo to enlarge. See that seashell in the very middle at the bottom? ---it's "lid" lifts up to reveal a pearl tucked inside! It literally makes me giddy...

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Beast in the Box – fabric/oil painting

When making this particular artwork (which can be displayed as a triptych or as separate pieces), I was a bit influenced by my 10 year old step-son... We had just purchased several musical instruments for our household, and he spent a great deal of time composing his...

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Undersea Quilt-In-Progress

I'm experimenting with some sheer fabrics to help suggest light/shadow and create the illusion of 3-Dimensional space in this underwater scene. I'm also practicing some trapunto in areas of the wave, which is working out very well! As usual, I seem to be designing...

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The aliens are coming (a quilt)

In my first two quilts, I really wanted a painterly feel to them, with no obvious visual structure. So I relied largely on appliqué, and did not use blocks or geometric shapes that fit neatly together. Well, this time I've decided to give in. I've been resisting it...

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She swims with the horses: a quilt

Swimming Solo is my newest baby, which I'm quite fond of! Here's how it all happened... The process began when I sorted out the recycled pieces of cloth that were given new life from my dyeing adventure last week. I had to pick a few of my favorite swatches for use in...

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Swimming Horses

Today I'm sketching out a few ideas that have been floating around in my head, future projects that I'll be doing soon. I've ordered supplies for fabric dyeing and am very anxious for them to get here so I can start! But until then, here's what I'm thinking:

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there’s no FABRIC but it’s still a QUILT

I've been viewing some other fabric-related blogs, in a very wide range of topics, from personal progress in fiber art to industrial management of textile shops. In reviewing these sites and searching for motivation in my own artwork, I have also decided on one or two...

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