Monday, July 22, 2013

Progress on Big Bird

As I add more elements to this composition, I get more ideas. I'm nowhere near done, but that's okay, I don't have any deadlines hanging over my head right now, and I'm able to take my time and explore with this one. The close-up picture shows an applique of reddish organza with a sharpie drawing of a seed. When I stitch over the lines they're nicely emphasized. I'll just keep adding layers until it looks right - hopefully I'll know, and won't overdo it. Stay tuned!

Wednesday, July 17, 2013

Big Bird

This will be a whole cloth quilt, all one piece of fabric. I drew the sparrow, and started spritzing dye through stencils for an under layer of design. I'll add semi opaque paint over the top once it's heat set, then moisten and drop color until I'm happy with the way it looks. More later - I'm not sure where this is going beyond that!

Thursday, July 11, 2013

Packing Up for Granby

We'll be painting on fabric in a few different ways - stencils and stamps are among the most fun and easy. They're a can't-miss, no-fail way to create pretties. The best part is that if you don't like part of the finished swatch, you can cut it off and use the good part. Creatively edit!

Saturday, July 6, 2013

Great Stuff in Store for the Grandby Quilters

I'll be in Grandby this weekend at the Peaks -N- Pines Quilters group doing a workshop. There'll be opportunities for the ladies to try fabric painting, stamping, freezer paper techniques, stencils, and basically a surface design overview.
I was there last July to do a presentation, and loved the spirit of the group: so ready to see, to learn, to do the techniques themselves. So, here I go again! Grand Lake is a beautiful area in the Rocky Mountains of Colorado and near Hot Sulphur Springs, a wildlife viewing area, and I'm looking forward to a great weekend for Bob and I!

One of my new transparent collages

Summer Dance

Summer Dance
One of my collages