Fall Wall Hanging Created During Pandemic

  • I completed this fall wall hanging during the lock down. The confetti foreground had been completed and sitting in a container.  I started out by using Nancy Zieman and Natalie Sewell’s book The Art of Landscape Quilting  for technique ideas.  They used glue sticks to attach the pieces but I didn’t find this to my liking so used misty fuse rather than steam-a -seam-2 to back my fabrics so the quilt  wouldn’t be too stiff.  I rough cut several fabrics for the distant leaves and made some detailed close-up leaves using inktense pencils. My figure was also painted using inktense pencils.

 

Book of Animals for Upcoming 1st birthday of my Granddaughter

I spent the month of January having fun working on an original book to give to my granddaughter, Madeline, on her upcoming first birthday, May 14. I used applique for most of the creatures and added a bit of background here and there with inktense pencils. I was especially pleased with my red cardinal made with inktense pencils.. I was not pleased with the fusible interfacing I used so if advising anyone, I would suggest backing the pages with a sew-in-interfacing. I used Avery printable fabric sheets to print the text. To hold the book together I made two sets of eyelets through each page and laced it together with cord.

The Journey

This is a slide/trunk presentation of my journey as a fibre artist for the Oxford Quilt Guild in Ingersoll Ontario. It will include photos of my inspirations, my progression and my methods.

Thread Painting

sampler for word press landscape Thread painting word press

Learn the basics of free motion embroidery to create  landscapes. Complete a sampler as you learn to make grasses, leaves, flowers, weeds, trees, etc.  You can spend the entire day perfecting your skills or  start a simple landscape. Comprehensive notes are provided.