Friday, March 23, 2018

Water marbled Peacock

Peacock on hand water marbled fabric
18" x 22"
Appliqué and beading

This piece was really what I call a squirrel. (Have to stop everything and do it now project) I have a few water marbled fat quarters with aqua, green and dark blue. The more I looked at those, the more I was sure that those fat quater wanted to be a peacock. The movement of paint reminded me of feathers and the piece was screaming at me to be made. No I don't hear voices lol (Not THAT crazy)

 You know what I mean, that impression that you know the perfect project for THAT fabric.

This piece came together seamlessly (pun not intended) I knew exactly what I wanted to do and how to do it. What perfect quilting was needed. It is a wonderful feeling that I wish I would have more often.

Monday, March 19, 2018

Finished and gifted

What fun is it to have almost instant gratification :)

Aqua and yellow baby quilt done and gifted and it will be perfect for baby boy's room. As usual I used polyester batting because it is easier to wash and dry....a must for baby quilts.

Now enough procrastination....I have to start getting ready for Quebec Quilt at the end of may.

Friday, March 16, 2018

Baby Quilt!!!!

Who can resist making a quilt baby quilt? I sure can't but I rarely have the occasion to do so.
One of my co-worker are waiting for their 3rd boy so I jumped on the occasion :)

Her and her wife told me they are painting the baby's room  Aqua! I have a ton of fabrics perfect in my stash and found squares already cut that were perfect.

I started quilting it last night but busted my last needle. Darn!

So this is a "Almost finished" Friday edition :)


Saturday, March 10, 2018

Big project done

6 months
50-75 hours of work
One great family tree quilt based on a Kellie Wulfsohn design.

Thursday, March 1, 2018

Sad and Sleepy

My Wonderful /sarcasm insurance company decided that in fact I am not sick and I had to get back to work.

There main proof is the fact that I in fact able to write this blog and do textile art. I repeated that all  the business part of what I do is all my husband doing and I am no where able to support my family. (All this is just a small taste of what my Americans have to deal with every time they have to deal with health insurance)

Le all this has been difficult and draining.

My only project that I have the energy to do is the quilt for my friend's mother 75th birthday. I plan to finish it for march 15th at the latest. This beast is 105" x 105"!!! I rarely have to battle such a big quilt lol

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 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
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 ( 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 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 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