Sunday, February 26, 2012

Altering Fabric

Today I worked on the 3rd piecce of fabric from the online fabric exchange I'm participating in. I used a leaf stencil and shiva in an pearlized gold, and seta color fabric paint in pearl olive and an orange for the circles. I used the end of a cardboard roll to make the circles.

Next comes a heat press with the iron and a trip to the post office to get it in the mail Monday.

Sunday, February 19, 2012

A Little Play Makes A Fun Day

Today was a great day for guilty pleasures. I spent the day watching and listening to a tv series and making fiber layered art.

I love the feel of all the yarns and other fibers I get to play with when creating layers. I'm always amazed at the depth of color and textures created after the background is quilted heavily and the movement from the stitches. It gives me the feeling that my art is taking a new direction with each new piece.

The next step will be putting on bindings and embellishing. I might even be a bad girl and play again tomorrow.

Wednesday, February 15, 2012

A Pile Of Dog Ears

What do you do when you are bored or have a huge project looking at you but you can't bring yourself to start it? You snip dog ears. Sometimes it's those little nothing projects that save me from running around stark raving crazy.

I'm an experienced procrastinator. Today's project is a monster queen quilting job waiting patiently pinned on the machine. The machine isn't turned on yet cause I know when I turn it on I have to start working.

I had received some paper pieced half square triangles in an exxchange. Today felt like a great time for snipping while watching a favorite show on tv. Yes, I'm a bad girl.

Friday, February 10, 2012

Falling Leaves Workshop

Here is your opportunity to learn
a creative way of quilting on your longarm with teacher Norma J Riehm, award
winning art quilter and national teacher.

This art quilt will help you get
ready for all the beautiful colors we see during the spring thru fall seasons.
Students will make a fiber layered art quilt with silk leaves, yarns, Angelina,
beads, crystals and other fun fibers. They will learn techniques for layering,
hand beading, mctavishing, and making a perfect binding. This all day hands on
class will give students new techniques for using the Gammill Longarm Machine.
You will have a finished art quilt when you leave this class.

There will be a trunk show of
Norma's layered art quilts to let you see the possibilities of using this
technique. This is a very fun class that inspires fresh ideas using the

What you need to bring: Reading
glasses if you need them for hand work, a notebook and pencil, and a camera if
you wish to take pictures. There is a kit fee for this class of $25. The kit
will contain everything you need to make the wallhanging, including
embellishments and it is due the day of the class.

Confident Beginner skill level, 6 hour
$100 per Person plus Kit
Saturday, March 3, 2012
Bring your own
Call Country Loft
Quilt & Design for Reservations 651-464-6260!