Friday, November 30, 2012

Daniel's Quilt with lots of Black

Daniel wanted a quilt and wanted lots of Black!  Music and celestial images would be good.  So I went through my stash and put this design together.  He loves it, and I love going in his room in the morning and seeing him all wrapped up in it.
Size 87x104.

Luke's Soccer Quilt

I made this quilt for my grand nephew, Luke.  I wrapped it up for Christmas and sent it in November, I love Christmas in November. 
Size 70x90

Brooke's Twister Quilt

I made this "Twister" Quilt for my grand niece, Brooke.  I sent it at the first of November all wrapped up for Christmas.  I Love the idea of Christmas is November!
Size 72x72

Monday, October 15, 2012

Barbara's Visit and Table Topper Madness!

While my sister Barbara came to Visit me here in Florida, we decided to do a quilt project so we did this Table Runner made from oriental fabrics in a nine patch on point.
We also made this Table Topper.

Susan's Birthday Quilt

I made this quilt for my BFF Susan for her Birthday!  I used a Tonga Layer cake and a pattern called "Delectable Cabin Cakes".  70x54.

Batik Quilt-my own design

When I made the Batik Quilt for my mother, Anne, I had alot of scrap triangles left so I put them with squares and created my own Batik design!  84x72.  This quilt is for Sale if you are interested please contact me.

Council Fire of the Star Nations

At a women's spiritual retreat in June we all created an art piece that would then become a part of a larger art piece.  This is my contribution.  2012 Summer Solstice, The Medicine Wheel, True Speaking, Star Nations, Elders teaching the Young, The Spring Green of innocence the elders Carry in their heart. These were things I was thinking about and tried to incorporate into the Painting.
8x10 Acrylic
This is The Clan Art Piece as a whole.

Wednesday, August 29, 2012

Barbara Dancing the Cosmic Tides

I created this Fabric Art Piece for a friend that is being challenged with cancer.
The finished work is 14" x 14", quilting, embroidery and bead work.
I had a dream and in this vision Barbara is the Ankh with her face as the Crown Chakra, she has pyrope garnets on her hands and feet and in her heart and she is dancing through the Milky Way and the cosmos.

I see the symbolism this way:
·         ANKH:  A symbol of everlasting life, of power, wisdom and great strength.
·         CROWN CHAKRA:  The lotus flower for pure consciousness, the cosmic consciousness center.  Violet is made from Red (matter) and Blue (spirit).
·         PYROPE GARNET:  Bestows vitality and charisma, and promotes an excellent quality of life.

In every stitch, there is a prayer with love and a wish for quality of life.

Tuesday, June 26, 2012

Button Blanket - Rainbow, Raven, Bear 58x66

I made this Button Blanket for a Clan Sister.  Rainbow-Raven-Bear.  This blanket is 56x66, made with Melton Cloth wool and Wool felt, Abalone Buttons, and glass seed beads.

Quilt- Batik Bonanza 77x94

I made this Batik Quilt for my Mother Anne.
I finally got to use all of the beautiful batik fabrics I have been collecting for the past two decades!

Quilt- Oriental Attic Window 84x102

I made this queen size quilt for my Sister Barbara, for her Birthday.
I use all Oriental fabrics in an Attic Window Pattern.
For the back I started with a panel and then added strips until it was the right size.
Two quilts in One so to speak!

Wednesday, May 16, 2012

Meadow Life Wall Hanging Contest Results

Well the voting is over and while I did not receive first place I did get second!
Thanks to all my friends and family for your support!

The lucky winner Is!
There were a total of 383 votes. (names to be announced)
First Place with 91 votes goes to number 7 (NORTHCOTT FABRIC Quilt kit and $50 gift certificate from Buttonwood Quilts)
Second Place with 79 votes is number 10 (NORTHCOTT FABRIC fat quarter bundles and $25 gift certificate from Buttonwood Quilts)
Third Place with 64 votes is number 8 (NORTHCOTT Fat Quarters and prize value $15)
Forth Place with 50 votes is number13 (NORTHCOTT fat quarters)

Tuesday, May 1, 2012

Meadow Life Wall Hanging

I made this quilt/wall hanging for a challenge at the local quilt shop Buttonwood Quilts in Greenacres, Florida.The challenge was to purchase two yards of Northcott Solid Fabrics, I got eight different colors of fat quarts, we could use as much or as little of the solids.  I finished this project in three weeks.  Hours of design work, machine applique, and machine quilting.  Very fun but i have never entered a contest before.  I give my work away generally. So if you like this please go to the Buttonwood website and look at all of the entries and vote for your favorite.  BTW mine is number 10.  :-)  I decided to do a wall hanging in the style of Jane Sassaman, I took a class with her at a quilt seminar back in , i think 2004. I made a wall hanging titled "Life on Mars" (see below).


Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Quilt - Steffy's Window Pane 68x80

It is Steffy Sister Mine's Birthday today!
I made this quilt for her, Window Panes.  Green for the Walden Pond of her youth, Blue window panes for her blue eyes.  And a sunny border and backing, for rememberence of good times, past and good times in the future.  Love you Sister Mine!

Saturday, April 7, 2012

Quilt for Kids - Cats

At my monthly Quilt Group called the UFO Club (un-finished objects), I heard about a charity called Quilts for Kids.  So I went onto their website and signed up to make a quilt!  They sent me the fabrics and pattern, I provided the know how, threads, and batting, and return postage.  It was a lot of fun and what a great cause!

Monday, March 26, 2012

Quilt- Cathie's Crazy Cat Quilt

Way  back in 2003 mu BFF Susan and I went to the Empty Spools Seminar at Asilomar in Walnut Creek, California.  We took a class with Sandi Cummings called "Beyond the Block".  Of course we pick the brightest colors we can find, screaming orange and green, blues and purples!  Well I got quite a bit done, then felt like I was painting my self into corners, so I put the UFO (Un-Finished Object) in the cabinet and periodically would bring it out continue on, paint into corners and put it away. Well in the summer of 2011 I decided that this was not going to get the best of me, and persevered and finally finished the quilt!  I call it my Crazy Cat Quilt because of all the Laurel Burch fabrics!
I learned various techniques and use them in other quilts.  The finished quilt is fun and I am so glad I completed the project.

Monday, February 27, 2012

Elba, Italy

This is my try at the February Challenge from the Virtual Paintout .  My BFF Susan and I decided to paint from the same street view, way cool.  I Can't wait to see hers!  Here is a link to the street view of 6 Via Gaspare Dussol, Marciana Marina, Tuscany, Italy.

Tuesday, January 31, 2012

New year 2012

Work has been getting in the way of my fun, but, I will be back to more art SOON!