I have often read about Copic markers on various art blogs. So when I was in an art supply store recently, I decided to make the investment in a new media to see what they were all about. I love the saturated color.
I felt like drawing today. This started as just a black on white doodle. I discovered how to add some color in PicMonkey. It’s needs to be cleaner, but it’s a start. One of my goals is to do more art on the computer.
I thought I would share a few more pics of my quilts that were in the show last week. First is one I call French Baskets. The blocks were made by friends in my guild for my birthday. When I was deciding how to make them into a quilt top, I found this great fabric (sashings and border) in my stash. I was so proud of myself for using fabric I already had! I designed the swag appliqué on the sides because I didn’t have enough of the striped border fabric to go all the way around. I really like how it turned out. The primary color scheme is reminiscent of French Provance. For the back, I incorporated a vintage tablecloth I got off of eBay that had the same colors. Then I did some fun free motion quilting.
Also in the show was a quilt that I designed and made for my son Scott’s wedding to Robyn (I’m ashamed to say how long ago that was–but it took we a while to finish). Now that it has been in the show, I can no longer come up with any more excuses not to hand it over to them! The color scheme is a traditional blue and white, but I was sure to leave a lot of negative space for quilting.
I recently quilted this small wallhanging for my friend, Marge.
I quilted a variety of feathers, circles and straight lines to add interest.
More freehand patterns in the red.
Marge added this three-dimensional fabric flower.
Small projects that can be finished in a reasonable amount of time are fun to do.
The last several weeks I have been working on a wedding quilt for my niece, April. I finally finished just minutes before I left for the airport to attend the wedding in Las Vegas (my hometown). The wedding was last Saturday and everything was beautiful.
Her colors were blue and salmon so I picked several blue prints and designed an elongated monkey wrench block. I didn’t want the quilt to be too “girly” so I just adding a touch of salmon in the corners of the blocks.
I presented it to the happy couple a couple of days before the main event. They seem very pleased with the results!April and Brandon on their wedding day, August 17, 2013. Best wishes to the happy couple! I know they will appreciate the quilt and that makes it all worth it.
Sue wanted to honor her father by having a quilt made out of his old suits. Her friend Brenda did a wonderful job piecing a quilt top that was very pleasing–adding a floral print that softened the look. I recently finished quilting it. It’s a large bed sized quilt.
Here is an incredible quilt pieced and appliqued by Abby W. from New York state. She said it took a year and a half to complete the top. I’m not surprised. She did a wonderful job! The pattern was a block of the month offered a couple of years ago on The Quilt Show (with Alex Anderson and Ricky Tims) on the Internet. It was designed by Sue Garman.
I did my best to compliment the top with combination of straight line quilting , stitch in the ditch, and freehand flowers, leaves and feathers. It took a while, but the results were worth it. The back side (last pic) looks like a whole cloth whitework quilt!