Wednesday, December 13, 2006
This is my first journal quilt. The first weekend of June 2006 my quilt guild had its first retreat. We found wonderful accommodations at Rose Creek Center just out of Franklin, NC. The classes were very informative and we had a great time getting to know each other. My class was quilt-as-you-go and I completed a lap quilt that weekend.
On the way to the center there was a field with an abandoned construction. It apparently had been a barn type structure. There were several large vertical poles in the ground. They were all are different angles. The image left an impression on me. This was the basis for this quilt.
These purses were made for my nieces. I tried to capture their image and personality with the rendering of the face. The fabric gives a little clue as to what each girl is like.
This is Savannah who is a scholar athlete. She is a tall, thin blonde beauty. She is insightful and has a very kind heart. Maturity and grace are just a few of her many qualities.
Lauren is the cute girl next door with a bouncy personality. Her laughter is contagious. She loves water sports and stays very physically fit. Her fashion sense and style is amazing.
Kyle is the youngest and has developed into a classical beauty. She is much more into sedentary entertainment. Her dark hair and eyes are a contrast to her blonde, blue eyed sisters.
Saturday, December 2, 2006
Finally took a photograph of this quilt that I tried some new techniques to achieve. I discharged some black fabric with fern fronds laying on the cloth as I misted it with a solution of 50/50 clorox and water. After processing it to stop the bleach, I did some rubbings of the fern fronds with the shiva sticks. I continued this technique on the hand dyed bluegreen fabric. After constructing the quilt, I decided to add some copper sheeting that I changed the patina by soaking it in ammonia. I cut the metal to make a fern frond and sewed it on the quilt with my machine. I used pieces of the left over copper to form into cylinders that I had hand sewed on.
Monday, November 27, 2006
Our newest grandbaby arrived November 20, 2006 weighing in at 7 lbs 8 oz. She was born in Insonata, Mexico so we have not held her yet. This has been an emotional week with Emma's birth. Our other grandchild and his parents came for Thanksgiving.
Friday I received my copy of Quilting Arts Magazine with my self portrait in it. Finally it was published. It was left out of the printing of the quilts that had been selected from the challenge. What a wonderful photographer they have.
Monday, November 20, 2006
is an avid fisherman when his schedule allows. When his family visits the north Georgia mountains, he enjoys the trout fishing.
Preparing for a busy week. I am trying to do some house cleaning, but there are many distractions and creative work that I had rather be doing. I love the statement about a clean house represents a very dull woman. I know that is not exactly the quote, but it has the same meaning. My husband's birthday is Wednesday, November 22. We are eating with friends on Thanksgiving day. Our oldest son, his wife and the adorable grandson will arrive on Friday. "Our" Thanksgiving meal will be on Saturday. Just so we are together...that is all that matters.
This is a close up of a quilt I finished last year for my brother's birthday. He
Wednesday, November 15, 2006
This quilt has had quite an adventure. It was accepted by Quilting Arts magazine to be part of the traveling exhibit. It was created by using a batik method on the fabric. Free form quilting drew the lines for the features on the face.
It will be in the 2006 winter edition of Quilting Arts Magazine.