Friday, February 9, 2018

Button Art Koi finished

My little mixed media button art is done and hanging at Atelier Fibers Art. The fabric have been hand dyed and I added some black glass beads to fill the holes between buttons. The first of many more I hope :) It was fun to just dig in my button stash (that live in a tin cookie box as expected by tradition)



Do you know Cathy jack Coupland?

She does amazing work with million of colorful stitches. I highly recommend you take a look at her work. It is amazing!


I decided to take a few minutes and try her technique. Let's just say that she make it look easy :P




This is one of my quilting squirrels.....I had to stop everything and make this piece! The handmade marbled fabric look so much like peacock feathers! Thinking about a pieced border. On my design wall for now.



My week was mainly doing work for other people. I am almost done quilting this Red-black and white quilt.


The last border has big loose feathers.....my favorite!


And I also did a binding. I am a weird one that love doing hand binding in front of the TV. This is a gift for the owner's  mom. I am sure she will be very happy.



Sunday, January 28, 2018

5 years late one penny short

First I want to let you know that "It's all gone Pear Shaped" pattern and kit are available at
https://www.facebook.com/bill.locke.96
Bill Locke sell all over the United States and Canada. The fabric Kit is 25$ (can) and the pattern only (paper) is 12$ (can) (prices in US$ will be available) This little wall hanging (or table runner) is awesome and easy to do. There....self promotion is out of the way :)



I made a scrappy basket!!! It was quite fun and easy in fact! I wanted to make one for a friend that is opening a sewing store in Montreal (https://www.atelierfiberarts.com/) and she has a big bolt of the piping cord you use to make those bowls. What a better way to display her product? Ok it is the first one but I am quite happy with my uneven little purple basket lol. I just need to finish it!!! It can't stay a WIP



Second my Button art koi is growing too. It is my first time doing button art but it is such a nice way to use all those buttons!!! Hopefully by the end it will look more like a Koi fish and less like a black blob.



What else? Oh yes! I also posted a few water marbling videos!!

There is not a lot of explanations but I made videos using the same colours but different techniques and the results are very interesting.






Since my sewing machine is back from maintenance I will work on my medallion quilt!!! The due date is coming fast!!! ahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh



Have a great week everyone!!!!

Friday, January 19, 2018

Josephine in maintenance

but it does not mean I am not creating :)

My Janome 8900 is having her bi annual maintenance so I had to manage without her. First I am happy to announce that I will soon have a kit available for the pear pattern! This table runner or wall hanging is adorable. It is 18" x 22". Missing the sewing but I love it.



I started a button art that include one of my hand marbled fabric....it will be shaped as a koi!!! I am not that good at hand sewing buttons if you can believe it lol





And I did a few hand marbled Fat quarters that are curing as you read this. I have one quilt store that would be interested into selling those. Maybe it could be interesting! Each one is unique.


And finally I painted tiles and put resin on the kitties. Coasters maybe? All my little pieces worked fine but my big pieces were a mess this week. That is one thing with acrylic pouring. Sometime it work and it is the greatest feeling in the world, or everything suck and you feel you can't do anything good. :)





Friday, January 12, 2018

No finish this week

Hello dear friends.
I have no finish this week but plenty of balls in the air.

First my friend quilt is growing :) Lot's of work but I love this quilt. The bottom row is the start of border no 4.



I also went back to water marbling fabrics and made this reversed appliqué



New fabrics marbled curing for the next 2 weeks :) 


And finally more paintings. Oh so inspiring!!!!



kitty coasters!!!


Thursday, January 4, 2018

New year !!!!!

Welcome 2018.....I am so happy to see you!!! While 2017 was very interesting Quilting wise, it has been hard for me looking at the news. Even if I am not an American, I can't help but be worried and touched by what is happening in the USA with Trump Administration,  so many having to fight for Obamacare.

I finished 2017 with a bang by finishing "Theodore the tiger" What an hansom boy if I can say myself. He is on his way to Indonesia to the lady that helped me do a kit for him :)



Still working on my friend mother's 75th birthday quilt. I've pinned every elements I had on my design wall to have a better idea of how it is going. This is usually when I start having self doubts lol Oh the tortured soul of an artist



And I sent my husband to the art store and the exact list of what I wanted for Christmas! Not romantic but efficient lol.

I was able to get more quality supplies to paint. I am having a lot of fun and inspiration even for my textile art.


Purple dream......my latest favorite color and pantone's color of the year!


No name.....the leafs are little silver heart confetti lol


And "SnowStorm" it was an happy accident and I love it. Could probably not reproduce it if I wanted to lol

I also did this one.......and it inspired a modern wall hanging....Maybe I should try a stitch and slash method to reproduce the effect? Anyway I like it.



I have to look at my UFO's too....but for now denial is working for me :D

Wednesday, December 20, 2017

Making a quilt for a friend

One of my friend asked me to do a quilt for her mother's 75th birthday. Her mother is a sweetheart and I said yes right away. She showed me a Pinterest picture....so I had to play detective to find the rightful owner of this pattern. Turn out is was an older Kellie Wulfsohn. Pay the designer people!!! It is important.  I ordered my favorite fabrics form my favorite Company: Northcott Fabrics. 2 very yummy layer cakes.






It will be an applique medallion and below is border number 2.


I am even doing turned edge applique.....so you know that like the lady!!!!



and more painting....because it is my blog LOL



"Sea Glass"
Acrylic on Canvas
12" x 18"


"Falling"
Acrylic on Canvas
12" x 18"


"Follow your Dreams"
Acrylic on Canvas
12" x 18"

Monday, December 11, 2017

Wow long time no see

Hi,
you might remember me from former blog post such as "Sewing machine at the repair shop" and "I should not have used those 2 fabrics together"
I have not posted in almost a month. It is not that I didn't do anything creative, it is just that I changed medium for a bit. Sometime it is necessary to re kindle the creative process.










Some of them have fabrics so I never stray very far from my favorite medium :D

That being said I did some sewing. Quilting on Theodore the tiger is pretty much done.


And I am working to finish my "Spanish Tiles" Table runner



There.....you are up to date :D