Monday, October 16, 2017

Down the rabbit hole

A few weeks ago, my daughter had a day off school and with her best friend, we decided to try paint pouring technique. We had a load of fun and the girls results were very interesting for a first time. I still have to varnish before we can hang





It made me think about what I could do to bring colors to fabrics. I started Googling and looking at Pinterest!!!!

Big Mistake!!!!

I found water marbling and fell in love......hard. Both of these pieces are on paper from artist Susan Pogany




Can you imagine making quilts with fabrics looking like that! OMG!!!

Now those are professional made. I am just starting to get my toes wet. It is a lot of trials and errors because I am still trying to find the right consistency for the "water" and for the paint. I've ordered a few things and asked my dad to make me a few tools. I am determined learn this art and include it in my artworks.

And for a finish....here is the baby elephant finish!!!






Sunday, October 8, 2017

Art with Fabric Blog hop





"Every quilted project is a unique piece of art, full of love, creativity and inspiration.

However, have you ever thought about how "traditional" art could be reinterpreted in a quilted piece?
(by "traditional" I mean anything that a non-quilter will label as art, like paintings, drawings, sculptures, architecture from all countries and all time periods).

To explore the endless possibilities of art-inspired quilted pieces I decided to organize another edition of this Blog Hop!

This edition has a special theme...

MOTHER EARTH!

When I saw that Alida choose Mother earth as the theme, I knew exactly what I wanted to do. Lately I have been attracted by sculptures because it is link to my own work on shades, lights and perspective. 

Enter the Australian Artist, Donna Marcus and her sphere work :)


This piece is called " Steam". I adore the work of light on the sphere shape and used it for my inspiration for my piece


"Vessel" 








This piece for me, represent Gaia.....the mother that feed and support us against this unforgiving universe. 

For this piece, I used my own "fractured image" technique using shades of blue to represent light and darkness. 

This piece has been FMQ by myself using my Q'nique 14+ mid arm and I used 40 w embroidery threads 

Please visit the other participant of this great blog hop!!!!


This is the current schedule

Monday, October 9th, 2017

Tuesday, October 10th, 2017 

Wednesday, October 11th, 2017 

Thursday, October 12th, 2017 

Friday, October 13th, 2017 

Monday, October 2, 2017

New Flower of the month - October




Busy hands quilts quilt along is starting !!!! Today is the fabric pull and I choose those fabrics. I Emptied my box of black and white fabrics, got a few more than pulled my favorite color combo, chartreuse and aqua. For the pattern, I choose improvisation!!! I hope you will join us on the fun quilt along.








Here is my October flower of the month available for free on my web site

No it is not finished quilting :) Story of my life right now. Usually I post on friday for finish or pieces I am finishing but last friday I came empty as to what to write about.

Edit : Finished Quilting!!!! 


That being said! Today is  #HappyBatikDay and for this occasion I partnered with @balibatikiki for an international giveaway!!!! Where you can win a kit to make my next Quilt of this awesome tiger. Go to Facebook to participate!!! 




GIVEAWAY!! Win a Collaboration Kit between @balibatikiki Indonesia and Yanicka Hachez a quilt designer from Canada. This Giveaway open world widely so, don't miss it.. 
There will be 2 winner, 1 for international winner (yes, we will send it to where ever you are, dear…) and 1 for Indonesia home base.
To enter :
- repost or share this photo, mention Bali Batik IKi, tag a friend and use #BatikDayWithBaliBatikIKiYanicka
- don't forget to mention where you live(city/country)
Giveaway will be end on Wednesday, 4 Oct at 11.30 pm (Canada Time) and the winner will be announced on Monday, 9 Oct 2017. 

Thank you and good luck!!


Monday, September 25, 2017

Another week!!!!

On this very unseasonably hot Monday, let me show you all the yummy fabrics I got over the weekend.


Somehow I got very attracted toward the Chartreuse color and aqua....always place for more aqua in my stash :)



I also got sucked into the very yummy Tula Pink and Some Carolyn Friedlander



I also got a few fat quarters and half yard of black and white fabrics to add on my black and white scraps for the SPLASH of Color Quilt Along! Organised my Myra of the Busy Hands Quilts blog. I rarely do Quilt along because I like creating my own work but this one has so few rules that I could not resist and I can't resist doing a black and white background for one of my piece.






I have different projects on my wall, but they are secret sewing :) So nothing to show for now.....sorry :)

Oh, my and my husband went to eat in the best Asian restaurant we know and this one was in my fortune cookie....what do you think :D 


Saturday, September 23, 2017

Blogger Quilt Festival





Amy's Creative Side is hosting Blogger's Quilt Festival, in which quilters get to share their best recent work. My best finished work for this year was "The baby Dragon" 


I have done more intricate pieces but as far as I am concerned, this one has the most "awwwwww" factor and the scrappy black and white background is just perfect. 

He is a great representative of my Fractured image technique :) 

Friday, September 22, 2017

it's a boy

Meet Elijah the baby Elephant!!!



He is a big boy, 48" tall and weight 200 pounds LOL

He is the prototype and it mean there is a few things I would change but in all, I am very happy.

From conception to finished to = 2 months
Fabrics = Background Bali Batik Iki
                Elephant = Northcott Fabrics
Top stitches = SuperB embroidery thread.

Monday, September 18, 2017

My husband win

As my husband and many of my followers suggested, the baby elephant will have a body this week.



Bali Batik Iki was nice enough to send me a second meter of the batik background directly from Jakarta.

I am also doing some secret sewing for this blog hop!!!!!