Sunday, April 3, 2016
Friday, March 18, 2016
This is a "Diva Wallet" I made in a class at Cholla Chapter of the Arizona Quilters Guild in Mesa, AZ. This purple, turquoise and green batik fabric wallet holds credit cards, bills and change. It is a gift for my daughter and only took two hours to create. The snap closure holds everything together.
Saturday, March 12, 2016
This unique blend of purple and orange goes great
together, don't you think? This spiral of colors is
really a very satisfying effect. The tulle, which is
added later, makes it appear multi-
|Stitching down the tulle|
I used my walking foot when stitching down the
|Trimming away tulle.|
Tuesday, March 8, 2016
When you look at this colorful piece of work, doesn't it inspire you to make a quilt? I love the bold, bright colors. I can imagine this turtle taking off, swimming through the water.
I named him Oscar because I worked on him during the Academy Awards show. It is a Susan Carlson project and I loved being in her class at Quilting in the Desert. I've made many of her patterns and this is my latest one in progress. You can see that he is only laying on top of the hand dyed fabric.
|Image printed on muslin|
Monday, February 15, 2016
I used the same fabrics from Jason's "Frenemies" quilt to make this smaller version for Marianne, used a nine-patch center and surrounded it with piano keys of varied lights and darks. It's 30" x 30".
Wednesday, February 10, 2016
|Day of the Dead|
for Natalie, my colorist
The piece is about 20" square.
Sunday, January 31, 2016
My dear friend Barbara and I decided on a whim to take a self-portrait class during AQG Quiltweek in Phoenix at the end of January. I have mine started, but alas not yet finished, however I'm including a work-in-progress by my friend Barbara. It's a wonderful beginning and I'm so proud of her efforts. Now I need to get back to mine.
Sunday, January 24, 2016
|Barbara Jansen landscape art|
Monday, January 11, 2016
Petunia has also been quilted by the masterful Sharon Brooks. Petunia is such a fun novelty fish. She is 29" x 22". I have included some close-up shots so that you can see how she has been quilted. This piece was embellished with Shiva Paintsticks and fern and bubble stencils over a soft pastel batik. You are familiar with my love of intense, vivid color so you must realize this was a stretch for me. I do think she turned out well, however. The plants at the bottom are fashioned from Kaffe Fassett fabrics and add an element of whimsy to the overall look. Isn't she a fashionable fish?