Saturday, October 24, 2009

Recent work

After making the quilt for the Ronald McDonald House Charities, I've had requests to see some of my other quilts in this series.
Dancing in the Rain
This quilt has the quote "Life is not about waiting for the storm to pass, it's about learning to dance in the rain" embroidered on the borders. A whimsical woman dancing in the flowers in a rainstorm. Fusible applique, bead embellishments.

Flower Garden
A whimsical and happy spring flower garden, complete with a little bee in the upper left hand corner!
Fused applique, bead embellishments.

Fractured Flowers
Flowers were made, then sliced and put back together to make this piece.
Fused applique, bead embellishments.

Flowers for Me I & II
These quilts were made together, with complementary color schemes. A nice bouquet of flowers that always look happy and whimsical, for when you need a little 'pick me up'!

Red Flowers
This small quilt was made specifically for an auction, using only red fabrics for the flowers.

Peter's Flowers
A friend of mine is a greeting card artist, and one of his cards inspired this quilt. Check out Peter's cards on Etsy  - they are amazing!

The Neighborhood
This is the second of my quilts with houses on it - the first was made and donated to an auction, and I didn't take a picture of it.

House 1 and House 2
These quilts are just about trying new techniques. On House 1, I tried layering sheers with matte medium and on House 2 I layered sheers by sewing. Interesting techniques to play with, you'll see them more as embellishments in the future.

August Anemones
Trying more techniques . . .this one the flowers are actual images of flowers in my garden, printed on both cotten and silk chiffon. Then, embellished with thread and beads.

Postmarkdt Art

I finally finished my postcards to trade. I joined two groups this year, both Leaves and Spring. The intent was to make and trade fabric postcards based on a theme. Here are picture of the cards I made.

I've really enjoy seeing how everyone in the group translated the theme. It's like getting a present in the mail!


Monday, October 12, 2009

House Built with Love

Today I finished my quilt titled "House Built with Love" which is being donated to the Ronald McDonald House Charities of Western Washington & Alaska for their annual auction on Saturday, October 17th. (size 32" x 32") My friend Tara is very involved in the organization, and this is the second quilt I have made for the organization.

The top background is a cut piece from a wonderful Judy Robertson hand-dye fabric . . . the remaining fabric is purchased print or batiks. The piece is heavily embellished with beads and sequins, and quilted in a spiral motif. A few embroidery stitches outline the walkway to the house - made with love!

Here are some close ups of the beading on the windows and roofline - full of bling!

I wish them best of luck. This quilt was made with love and thoughts of all of the families that Ronald McDonald House touches.