Wednesday, October 28, 2015

October Love Notes

I participated in the Love Notes Postcard group.  We were to send just 3 postcards in 3 weeks.  My cards went to Terilyn in Colorado.
Week 1 - I sent her a little fall watercolor.
Week 2 - a quilted house postcard.
Week 3 - a collaged flower card.

This is always a fun project.

Wednesday, October 14, 2015


I have finished sewing the selvages together.  Now to add a border.  It was so much fun selecting the colors and fabrics - I still have a lot left over though!!!

Sunday, October 11, 2015

Tissue Paper

Our weekly challenge is to use tissue paper.
I created a background on my page with acrylics and gesso.  Using artist tissue paper, I traced this drawing from a magazine then added it to my page with matte medium.  Pencils gave her face a little color.

I love how the tissue paper disappears.

Monday, October 5, 2015

Documented Life Journal

Still catching up with my journal pages, I was able to finish two this past weekend.
The art challenge was "Silhouettes" and the journal prompt was "There is no shadow without the light".  I made a collage using black and white magazine pages then added the balloons with colored pencils.
Art challenge was "Storyboard" and the journal prompt was "A week in the life".  I had a very busy week with weddings, lunches and reunions - it was easy to use photos from the activities.

Wednesday, September 23, 2015

Selvage Quilts

Ever since I discovered the colorful quilts made from selvages, I wanted to try one.  I started cutting 1 1/2" selvage strips and have saved them for several years.

It is recommended to sew them onto muslin first for stability, but I decided to break the rules and sew them directly onto my batting.  It's working!

This is a fun project and seeing favorite fabrics that I no longer have sure brings back memories.

Thursday, September 17, 2015

A Quilt For Avery

I just finished another baby quilt.  This one is for Avery, her nursery colors are turquoise, lavender and light grey.  I hope this quilt wraps her in loving warmth when she makes her appearance in October.

Friday, August 14, 2015

A Quilt For Ethan

A turquoise and grey quilt for baby Ethan.  Can you guess his last name is Fox?  It was so much fun finding fabric with foxes and other forest critters to use on the quilt.
Congratulations to the entire family!!!  Sweet dreams Ethan.