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

Friday, November 17, 2017

Batting, fabric and threads oh my!!!!

This week I was able to finish this little Christmas wall hanging. Let just say that the bow is not doing it for me. I might try some tulle bow. I will get back to you :)





I did the quilting with my walking foot using the book "Walking foot Quilting Design" by Melissa Martinget. It is full of great idea!!!! I used a variation of her design called Burst.

This week I once again had a bit of fun with my marbled fabrics and added a block to the previous one.


Water marbling is quite an experience.....and it can be very frustrating because a million things can go wrong. Some days you love what you created and some days you hate everything. Hopefully with time I will get more that I like and less frustrations.

I also started quilting Theodore the tiger quilt. Those are the threads that I pulled.

So many yummy colors. 


And finally, I have to test all those batting and do a video for one of my sponsor :) I will play with those and see how they react. Never tried fusible before. I also want to pre shrink them and see if there is a lot of difference. 

Should be fun.


And a little update on the splash of color QAL. Still sewing :)





Friday, November 10, 2017

Theodore the tiger pattern available!!!!



I am happy to let you know that Theodore the tiger pattern is now available!!!! You can find him on my web site or on Craftsy. (Hint....he is less expensive on my site ) You can also buy the kit from BaliBatikiki, an amazing place to get your batiks directly from Jakarta from the artisans instead of paying for all those middle mans!!!!  I am not sure how much the kit is so as soon as I know I will let you know.

This week I was finally able to start using my own Marbled fabrics and combined it with this awesome Carolyn Friedlander fat quater :)


I also was feeling like fall and made this cute wall hanging / table runner. The leaf is 3D


I also made a video tutorial to make "flower" FMQ pattern. I love this fast pattern and the texture is amazing :)