Monday, November 23, 2015

on my design wall :)

Life has been extremely busy ... school is about to do this "old lady" in. 

I did sneak into my Sewing Dungeon this past weekend so I could have some time that was not studying, writing papers, or finishing a painting.

I altered a purse that was too large and got the border sewn on this Round Robin :)

This quilt top will soon be on its way to the owner (I think) as we had one person drop out of our group ...

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Saturday, October 24, 2015

Art Explorations

I am teaching a class at Axxess, our homeschool co-op, called Art Explorations. In this class of 6-12th graders, we are trying many different techniques to apply the basic Elements and Principles of Art/Design.

This week we looked at Positive/Negative space by making our own Japanese Notan pieces.

They all turned out great! The only issue was that some of the tiny pieces were hard to cut out and find again when gluing the pieces down.

I might just have to play around with Japanese Notan for a quilt design ...

Monday, October 19, 2015

Design Wall Monday - October 19th

Where is the time going???? October is already drawing to a close!

On my design wall is the Round Robin - it finally spoke to me and I'm working on the border. It needed a dark border and, since it is a chicken quilt, needed Flying Geese to be in this border :) The chicken was lonely.
I have the rest of the geese made and will be putting them into the other borders and finishing up this week :)

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Monday, September 21, 2015

Is it Monday again? already?

There is nothing new on my design wall, but I have been spending some quality time with my machine :) 

I cannot show you the project as I was testing some instructions for a friend who is proofreading over the book directions.
 These are some close up shots of what I chose for quilting of one section ...
I think next semester I am going to be scaling back my credit hours. I am not getting enough time in the Sewing Dungeon this semester!

More design wall links are found at Patchwork Times ...

Monday, September 14, 2015

Monday September 14

I'm SO excited! Jenny Doan is coming to our area and tonight I will get to see her at a guild presentation!

On my design wall this morning is a round robin challenge. It arrived on Saturday and so far it has remained silent. I am listening as hard as I can ... It will eventually speak to me and I'll add the next round and send it off :)

I have also pulled the fabrics for this month's Focus Through the Prism Challenge.
I have a working title, just need to get out the rotary cutter and cut the fabrics into submission ...

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Monday, September 7, 2015

Design wall Monday

well, nothing new, so no picture :(

BUT I did have something on my frame last week :)

My mom and sister appliqued the rows and assembled the quilt top, I quilted it and mom is going to bind the quilt. It will be auctioned off at the Northern Michigan Christian Building the Future Auction on September 26. So if you are in McBain, head on over to the auction to see this fun quilt (and bid!).

I hope to have some time over the next couple of days to spend in the Sewing Dungeon ... and then I will have more to share next week ;)

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Saturday, August 29, 2015

A little bit of art ...

... fall semester has begun and I did not get everything done that I was hoping to accomplish over the summer. So far, I have 15 credit hours and I am hoping to pick up one ore 2 credit hour class (a trip to Belize! that meets a science requirement).

One thing I took on was working on a piece of art for the Muskegon Lake Project. Earlier, all participants were given a box of stuff that was collected during a clean-up of Muskegon Lake.
I really like the clear piece with its fabulous texture ... but it fell out of my design as I couldn't figure out how to work with it as it is bulky and rounded.

I envisioned a tree by water (the clear piece), but ended up on a different note in my finished piece.
I have named the piece Unbounded.

All of the pieces will be displayed in the Red Lotus Gallery here in Muskegon. There will be an opening reception on September 11 - find out more details on the website for the Muskegon Center for the Arts (if you can't read the info below).

The pieces will be offered for sale with some of the proceeds to benefit the Muskegon Lake Project :)