Posted in My Patterns, My Quilts, Quilting

Modern Wall Hanging

modern wall hanging

modern wall hanging

modern wall hanging

This is a small wall hanging I put together as a present for my sister. The inspiration was the fabric she made in a printmaking class years ago. There are two fabrics in it that she made; one is the light green with frilly circles, and the other is the “striped”  green fabric which has several colors of green in it.

The camera color was a bit off as the dark fabric you see is actually a dark gray fabric. I did some straight line (well, in my world as a free-hander it’s NEVER straight!) with some pebbled areas as well. A few triangles were left completely unquilted just to give it that “edge” it needed. I used a hi-loft polyester batting so it has some nice definition.

I love doing this type of work. Very free-form, very relaxing. No wrongs, just a lot of rights!

Happy quilting!

Posted in Life!

Merry Christmas!

18_ft_tree

Oh Christmas Tree, oh Christmas Tree! Wow! She’s over 18 feet tall. Yes, she is a live tree which we will plant somewhere on the property after the holiday.

I hope you are all having a peaceful, relaxing and wonderful Christmas! Merry Christmas to YOU!

Posted in Classes

Craftsy Class Sale

craftsy

Stuff your stocking with some sweet new skills! Just in time for your holiday “me” time, ALL Craftsy classes are $20 or less through Monday. After all, don’t you deserve a little something for spreading all that cheer?

Click here or on the image above to take you to Craftsy to see what classes might be fun for you. Enjoy!

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Posted in Life!, Studio Ideas

Studio Remodel

When you can no longer fit your fabric in the very huge fabric cabinet (made specially for my stash), it’s time to let go. I’ve been collecting fabrics for over 25 years and it’s official: I now have enough fabric! So it’s time to release some of it back out into the universe so it can be used instead of sitting in my stash.

studio purge 2016

I must admit, it was hard to get started, but once I got rolling, it was easy. All I had to do was think to myself, “will I EVER use this piece?” and after a tossing the first few pieces in the give-away bag, it got easier and easier. Part of this is because my colors and style choices have changed over the years, and part of it is because I was motivated to have my fabric FIT in my cabinet. I ended up with a very large bag of give-away fabric; not sure but I think it tops 30 pounds or more.

And now isn’t it beautiful?! And then….

I’ve been wanting to paint for quite some time, and so yesterday I took almost everything out of the studio (can you say purge?) and got out the blue tape, brush, paint and drop cloth and went to town. Because it was such a small area, it really didn’t take long. And because my husband saves EVERY paint he’s every used, we had just the right color for this spot…a sort of dark warm greenish gray. Nice! I love the half wall effect.

I’ve ordered a cabinet which should be arriving before Christmas, so the space stays empty until I put that together. So stay tuned for more exciting episodes of the studio remodel to come!
studio 2016 redo