Tuesday, May 8, 2018

No progress

Remember when I hoped to finish my Wolfgang 1 quilt for the next Monday?  Well more than a week week after that it is not done yet.

In more positive news, I still didn't start a new project....me, the eternal optimist lol

That being said I was finally able to plant my balcony garden. Spring has been frigid in our corner of the country. I have one tomato plant, loose leafs salad because I can then have salad all summer, fine herbs for the same reason and finally planted some green peas because nothing taste as good as fresh peas.



So all in all I am alive!!! Just not sewing.....darn and Quebec Quilt is coming!!!! 

Tuesday, April 24, 2018

Next!!!!

Next project

Quilting Wolfgang 1

Slowly but surely one project after the other is being crossed on my list.

Number 3


I've decided to just quilt organic lines that represent the fur for my wolf. I am still unsure of what to quilt on the background that is just plain dark blue that goes great with the eyes. My goal this week is to have this piece done and binded by next Monday.

Last week I had to go to the hospital for palpitations. It took all of 30 minutes for me to endup in a bed and wired to a heart monitor. Good news is that nothing is wrong with me and my fast pulse is caused by one or a combination of my medication. It is freaky to have a pulse of 130 when doing absolutely nothing.


I do not know if I ever talked about this on my blog but I found the absolute best waste of time ever LOL
It's called diamond painting and it consist of placing millions (ok not that many) little "diamonds" on little sticky squares.Imagine number painting without the mess of paint :D

I find it very zen and meditative. It help greatly to deal with stress and anxiety.....for some people I understand that it can be a form of torture lol


Monday, April 16, 2018

Going down the list

1 - Fractured image butterfly (done)

2 - Flower of the month table runner (done)

3 - Spanish tiles table runner (done)

4- Wolfgang 1 (background done, applique in progress)

5- Fractured image bunny (no progress)

6- Fractured image Eagle (no progress)

7- Fractured image Fernando the Flamingo (no progress)

Today is an ice storm kind of day so school is out. This is what I see from the window....enough to make everything glittery but not enough to cause major problems :)




Sunday, April 8, 2018

UFO's and WIP

I will not start a new project...
I will not start a new project...
I will not start a new project...
I will not start a new project...

I have decided to be a good girl and finish a bunch of UFO's and WIP ....let see how long this last.
Those project need to be done before May 24th for Quebec quilt.

Fractured image Butterfly is done!!!



The flowers of the months are being made into a table runner



I just have to finish the binding on the "Spanish Tiles" table runner



Wolfgang1 has to be applique and quilted.



Fractured image bunny need a head then applique and quilted



Fractured image Eagle need to be applique and quilted



Fractured image Fernand the flamingo also need to be applique and quilted



Just thinking about all this make me want to go take a nap.

Monday, April 2, 2018

Butterfly quilt and silk scarves

Another UFO is getting done. I am quilting this butterfly design in order to show it at Quebec Quilt at the end of May.


I made this butterfly using Timeless Treasures Ombre fabrics but it can be done using any colors. I think it would be a great scrap buster too but I do not have the time to do it yet.

I also had a bit of fun dying some silk scarves. It is always fun to play with water marbling and dyes. You never know what you will get and silk is amazing to work with.




Monday, March 26, 2018

Pumpkin

I just finished a UFO that I started last fall. I made the pumpkin pattern but was unsure how to finish it. Since finished is better than perfect I just appliqued it on a fat quarter and quilted it. There is a few UFO'S I need to finish before Quebec Quilt at the end of May.




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 sigh.....so 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 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!!!