Thursday, August 12, 2010

Inner Artist Project

The August Inner Artist Project is done and quilted...the theme was "Flight" and my interpretaion was moonlight..Thus the title "Dragonflies in Moonlight"...Angelina fused to fabric and fused to the background...added yarn for the moon glow in the water and yarn in the grass of the forground..

Friday, July 16, 2010

Back From China

Wow what a trip. Nine cities and 21 days in China. Quite the experience. 7000 years of history and inovation....hard to imagine. I'm going to take you through the trip a little at a time...wouldn't want to freak out those who know me ;0). We spent the first day traveling to China from Chicago. It took about 15 hours. I got some cool shots going across the Bearing Strait. There was a 12 hour time diference from Ohio to Hong Kong. Must say I was quite impressed with the international flight. Movies were in play the whole trip and food and drink was pleantiful...The first few days were spent in Hong Kong independent district. I had already gotten money through AAA so I got to play banker for the first day. The days were foggy and humid. The clouds often floating at the tops of the tall skyscrappers. This first picture, the glass one is on the back of some of the money in Hong Kong..It is by architect I.M. Pei. He is the one who designed the pyramid at the Louvre' and the Rock and Roll
Hall of Fame pyramid in Cleveland. The is one of the financial buildings in downtown Hong Kong. The other is the city tourist logo with the city skyline and dragon at the end. Passed it in the airport on the way in.

Thursday, March 11, 2010

Inner Artist Project

So our guild Inner Artist Project was to take our exchange fabric from Christmas and create a wall hanging with it. I took the three; asian, green and purple and added the black. All said and done not too bad. Gave it to the guild to sell in their boutique at the guild show in May.

Saturday, March 6, 2010

3Creative studios block of the month #6

this should go well with the BOM from last month. Next gotta get to work finishing the Inner artist project for guild Tuesday....wouldn't want to get done too far in advance ;0)

3 Creative Studios Technique of the Month-Feb

So I finally got a change to play with my fabric paints. I found 3 FQ of this pastel pink, yellow and green that I'm not sure how it got into the stash...Proceeded to wet it down and paint it up. The darker blue is Zim blue/ Jacquard Periwinkle/ metalic bronze; the lighter blue is Zim light blue/ pearl violet and metalic bronze; green is Zim Green/ Jacquard yellow/ met russet.

I turned the lighter blue into the tool carry all

Tuesday, February 23, 2010

3 Studios Challenge is done.

Well here we are, just put the finishing touches on this. May need to finish some more...we'll see. The theme of the challenge was "puzzle" I figured the convergence quilt was a good puzzle. Things blending and mingling. Reminicent of family and people converging and blending in puzzle like formation. The cranes flying overhead seperate yet in still in the picture. The flowers add a soft touch to the picture..kinda like how nature softens the edges of our structured lives by reminding us of the beauty that's out there. Enjoy.

Tuesday, February 16, 2010

I'm so excited

I am so excited. I just won the 3 Creative Studios Block of the month prize package. It's the bomb!! It includes a package of Misty Fuse, Art + QUilt by Lyric Kinard, package of hand dyed by Vicki Walsh, art print and hand knit clutch by Terri Stegmiller, fray check and a spool of wonderfil thread.....I'm just's better than getting a bunch of birthday squishies in the mail. Now I'm so jazzed I'll have to get the next block done at retreat this weekend...woooohooo. Everyone should come join the fun. See appropriate links on this page. On another note we have off school today because of another 7 inches of snow. I warned people that February would kick our collective butt and it is surly doing a good job of it. Will post snow dying photos after I do lesson plans for school....(thank God for the extra snow day so I can formally put those plans to paper );0)

Sunday, February 14, 2010

Maria Elkins Class

Yesterday had class with Maria Elkins,

really cool.

Learned this cool new technique and I think with some more time and tweekage this could really be cool. Great for Chirstmas maybe. Right now I've got snow all ready to go in totes for snow dying..more on that in the next few days.

Wednesday, February 10, 2010

My Inner Light in progress

Ok so before I broke my foot I managed to get the arcs done for my Inner Light quilt....and there is a picture of what the top will look like kinda sorta eventually. So there are eight sets altogether. Not too bad. Could have used a little more transition from yellow to orange...Maybe I can get the rest done at retreat next weekend.

What a challenging couple of weeks

Ok so I've got this air cast on my foot now..been close to three weeks and I'm ready to stop feeling like i'm 15..hate the inability of just getting in the car a going somewhere...have to plan On top of that I haven't been quilting like I'm used to..arrgh. But alas in the last few days I've managed to get a few things accomplished. The one of the left (red)is a sneek peek of the the 3 Creative Studios Challenge due Feb 28...the one on the right (purple) is block 5 of the 3 Creative Studios clock of the month...

Saturday, January 23, 2010

So have you ever played Redneck Life???

Went over to a friends house to be silly and play Redneck life...ended up married to Billy Bob Gunch along the way...had 8 kids (3 of which were named Darryl) and broke my foot. Now not to be sued for false information, the game didn't break my foot. I did that all on my own..... Did you ever come off a step and come down wrong?? Yeah me too...last time I just tore a ligament..this time broke the right metatarsal on the right foot sprained the left while hopping around trying not to drop the stuff I was carrying...then of course came tumbling down into the middle of the street...oh yippy me..... so after spending several hours in the hospital they sent me home with a half casty-splinty thing and told me to stay off it till I see the specialist next week.....Oh joy..... Once I get my car back (couldn't frive home) I'll post pictures from the inner light project I was working on and We'll see where I go from there. Peace

Sunday, January 3, 2010

The word of the year is "Focus"

So my Quiltart word for the year is "Focus". It is really something I need to work on. I have a lot going on this year and the only way it will get done is if I get to focus. So the goal here is to create a 15X15 wall hanging with this word as its "focus"...humm So my brain was thinking about it and I started to sketch a bit and thought I would post this as the process goes along. So is this how everyone's brain works or is it just me? Have a good week. Lesa