Wednesday, July 31, 2019

Work in Progress Wednesday

I have made a good start on my crazy quilt block for August.  I decided to use all silk fabrics again.  I needle felted them onto a wool base.  I love the texture that creates.  Now for the fun part, the embellishing. 

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http://www.esthersquiltblog.com/
https://needleandthreadnetwork.blogspot.com/
https://www.quiltfabrication.com/

Monday, July 29, 2019

I heart Macro

"Find a place inside where there's joy, and the joy will burn out the pain."
~ Joseph Campbell

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Friday, July 26, 2019

Water

My water explorations are so much fun for me.  This is my latest one.  It features an agate slice, mica flakes, beads and microbeads.  All but two of the fabrics are my own surface-treated fabrics.  I am still pondering how I will put these six-inch squares together.  It is not really an immediate concern as they are not all created yet. 

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https://ninamariesayre.blogspot.com/

Wednesday, July 24, 2019

Work in Progress Wednesday

I had a lot of fun with this one.  I think it is done but I may add a few more embroidery stitches to it before it is sewn to the other blocks.  I am especially pleased with the texture created by needle felting the silk.  I have no clue what I will do for my crazy quilt project for August.  There is still a little over a week to figure it out though.

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http://www.esthersquiltblog.com/
https://needleandthreadnetwork.blogspot.com/
https://www.quiltfabrication.com/

Tuesday, July 23, 2019

Postcard Art



I saw a call for postcard art at WKP Kennedy Gallery in North Bay.  I thought it would be fun for the seniors that I teach to participate and have their artwork on display in a gallery.  They were excited to join in the fun.  Pictured above is what they came up with for the show that has the theme home/belonging.  I think they did a terrific job.

Friday, July 19, 2019

Water

This weekly exercise of depicting water in some way is quite enjoyable.  Eventually, all these six inch squares will end up together.  I haven't completely decided what that form will be but I know the idea will come together.  This week I used fusible web and embossing powder on silk.  I totally love the way it turned out.

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Wednesday, July 17, 2019

Work in Progress Wednesday

Supposedly there are no rules when it comes to crazy quilting.  And yet I did find myself reading some rules about CQ not that long ago.  I am a challenger by nature.  Admittedly, there are times when I feel like I should fit into the box but I usually come to my senses.  This crazy quilt block some will find objectionable as it doesn't quite conform to those rules so I have hesitated to post about it.  I have needle felted silk onto the base fabric instead of piecing them together.  I love the texture that happens with needle felting.  I have begun the embellishing process but there is still a fair amount to do. 

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http://www.esthersquiltblog.com/
https://needleandthreadnetwork.blogspot.com/

Sunday, July 14, 2019

July Bead Journal

This bead journal was quite fun.  It is big, bold and colourful.  I had fun creating different flowers for this piece.  As always, beading is slow stitching and meditative for me.

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https://kathysquilts.blogspot.com/

Friday, July 12, 2019

Water

I used rovings to create this depiction of water.  I wet them with a watered-down white glue mixture and applied them to a texture plate.  Once dry, I removed them from the texture plate and had this lovely textured piece.  I added some beading. 

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https://ninamariesayre.blogspot.com/

Thursday, July 11, 2019

Journal Page

This journal page is dedicated to my two-year-old granddaughter, Juniper.  She loves making marks with crayons and I love creating with her.  We had fun collaborating on this crayon garden.  I am going to have to remember to take a photo of our sidewalk chalk collaborations.  They are equally as bright and cheerful. 

Wednesday, July 10, 2019

Work in Progress Wednesday

I have been creating leaves to go into an altered book.  I have adhered fabric scraps to paper with a watered-down white glue mixture.  Once dry, I cut out the leaf shape.  There is a certain pleasure in using up the tiniest of scraps.  Using up rather than throwing out is really important to me.  When you think about it that is what the original quilters were doing.

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https://www.quiltfabrication.com/
http://www.esthersquiltblog.com/
https://needleandthreadnetwork.blogspot.com/

Tuesday, July 9, 2019

Take a Stitch Tuesday

Sharon B challenges us with the Linked Double Chain stitch this week.  I feel like I have done this stitch previously but could not find a record of it.  Nevertheless, I feel quite comfortable with the chain stitch and many of its variations.  I decided to not stitch it in a row as per the instructions.  I stitched it to form a flower and used beads so that it would work on my bead journal this month.  I am actually kind of pleased with my creative take on this one!

Monday, July 8, 2019

I heart Macro

Ah, don't you just the texture I captured here!  I do.  I may have to print this one onto fabric and add some stitching to it.

One of my I heart Macro blog posts from about 1 1/2 years ago has been getting a constant barrage of spam comments for the last two months.  I don't want to take the post down because they will just start in on a different post.  This has happened previously.  I do not understand why this happening and I do not know how to make it stop.  Any suggestions?

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Friday, July 5, 2019

Water

My weekly water experiments are quite enjoyable.  Six inch blocks are fast enough.  I like that I water is rather easy to depict.  I have not put any undue restraints on myself.  This is just playing although it could turn into something, that is not the main concern.

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Wednesday, July 3, 2019

Work in Progress Wednesday

This project got sidelined.  I had done most of the stitching when I hit a problem.  My machine acted up, snarled the thread and created two holes.  So disappointing.  I was chatting with a friend yesterday who had the same problem.  It made me think there must be some way to rescue this project.  I should be able to come up with a way to cover those mistakes.  I had not planned to do any hand stitching on this project but now I believe that might be the way to redeem this.

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http://www.esthersquiltblog.com/
https://needleandthreadnetwork.blogspot.com/

Tuesday, July 2, 2019

Take a Stitch Tuesday


Sharon B challenged us with the Beaded Fern stitch and the Zig Zag Coral stitch this week.  It has been a while since I have had the time or inclination to participate but both stitches appealed to me today.  It was lovely to have the time to stitch both of them.  The beaded Fern stitch works perfectly with my July bead journal.