Sunday, December 28, 2014

Just for Me

This one's for me! 

You might have already guessed that I have a bit of a thing for spawning sockeye salmon ... I have worked on this theme from time to time over the past five years and never seem to tire of it. This art quilt has been created using hand dyed fabric by Judy Robertson. I love the vibrant red-purple pieces that I used for the salmon ... and the background piece made a gorgeous non-traditional watery setting. This is an art quilt that I started in a workshop with Catherine Nicholls over a year ago and Catherine really challenged me in the design and the four light sources on the rocks (and helped out when I couldn't see where those shadows should go!).  I'm not sure that I really got it right, but I loved the effect, once it was all quilted with watery blue variegated thread.

This measures approximately 30" square and is hanging over the fireplace in our living room.

Wednesday, December 24, 2014

Merry Christmas to You

My wish for you

Merry Christmas 

Love ... Peace ... Wonder ... Joy ... Hope

Warm Thoughts ... Happiness ... Hugs

This is the "Christmas Card" that I created this year.  My intent was to make a fibre art piece and then photograph it and have it printed onto cardstock and send them to friends and family. The first three things were accomplished but unfortunately, the cards are still sitting on my kitchen counter waiting to be addressed ... and where did I put those stamps that I bought???  Well, I meant well!!!

This is a little pillow that is made from a beautiful felt that has been in my stash for about fifteen years. I stitched the vintage doily, on which I had free-form embroidered a tree, to the free-form pillow shape (do you see a little free-form theme going on here) and then added stitched stars and beads to the border.  The outer edge of the pillow has been blanket stitched with beads inserted in alternate stitches.  The idea for this came from Laura Kemshall (of DMTV), who created some delightful motto pillows using similar techniques.

I hope you have a wonderful Christmas and I will be back in the New Year to show you more fibre art that is just waiting to be photographed.