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 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 you know that like the lady!!!!

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

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

Acrylic on Canvas
12" x 18"

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

Monday, December 11, 2017

Wow long time no see

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 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 :)

Tuesday, October 31, 2017

Wolfgang & Theodore

First here is a picture of Wolfgang in Houston!!!!!

Theodore is done and should be applique in the next few days :)

I love him!!!!

The pattern and a kit will be available very soon :)

I am also playing still with water marbling on fabrics and paper. There is a lot of satisfaction into pulling the fabrics and seeing beautiful patterns. I am still learning and playing but hopefully soon I will use those fabrics into my pieces.

I also started piecing my "Splash of color! QAL"

I just started randomly join strips of fabrics and putting a color strip from time to time :) it is very relaxing and mindless sewing :)

Tuesday, October 24, 2017

Theodore the tiger

This hansom beast is on my design wall This week and growing nicely :)

and I finally have everything on hand to start experimenting with water marbling on fabrics

Those  are my first results :)

Making pin cushions with those fabrics. My next step is marbling fat quarters!!! I need a bigger tray.

Friday, October 20, 2017

Tigers and strips

This week, in the "Splash of color QAL" It is Cutting your fabrics week. After a few minutes of petting said nice fabrics, I just decided to cut 2" strips. My black and white bin of scraps is pretty much empty....

Those are the strips, and here is the tiger. I got the bundle from Bali Batik Iki and they are making a kit for those that want to produce this fierce Tiger :)

This is the start of the Tiger. I can't help myself and put eyes as soon as I can. It always bring the personality of my pieces :)

I think he will be amazing (if I can say so myself) 

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 is the baby elephant finish!!!