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I like the warm bone with the cool stone Hebron and the ceramic bead. A nice length, falling to the heart and over the stomach, would look great with about anything you wear, no matter what the weather, and special enough to stand out boldwithout shouting,like a sculpture at the MOMA. [...]
Wed, Apr 23, 2014
Source: LaTouchables
After my first post today below .... I made some good progress on the details of this sweet fellow. So now he is ready to be quilted. I changed his placement on the background from where he was originally positioned with the tracing paper. By having his beak overlap the border you get instant 3 dimension. A good trick to use from time to time. [...]
Wed, Apr 23, 2014
Source: BSL Art Quilts
From the peaceofpi fabric collection available at Spoonflower, these fabrics include blackbird silhouettes on a background of a turquoise kaleidoscope with coordinating abstract designs in orange-red, orchre and turquoise.The designs are created from original paintings, and the colors are true to the original - bold bright and crisp. While these fabrics are cotton, the designs are also available in knits, canvas and crepe de chine. Lots of sewing and quilting possibilities. [...]
Wed, Apr 23, 2014
Source: peaceofpi studio
Working on fusing the major parts of this bird. I hope to add the details in today and then most of the shading will be done with thread. Lots of quilting on this sweet fellow. [...]
Wed, Apr 23, 2014
Source: BSL Art Quilts
I have been working on Bear Creek Bunnies this month along with a few snowmen.  We only have two ewes left to lamb and then I should have more time to dedicate towards felting.  I would like to work on a larger project soon.  I haven’t decided what it should be yet though.  I need […] [...]
Wed, Apr 23, 2014
Source: Bear Creek Felting
Commencing today. On the move. Moving. Going. [...]
Wed, Apr 23, 2014
Source: Arlee Barr
Camera Ready Style Camera Ready Style by amberkane featuring a wrap bracelet Spring Style Perfection Spring Style Perfection by amberkane featuring brass jewelry Black and white and a lot of leg Black and white and a lot of leg by amberkane featuring gold jewelry Sexy Mamma Sexy Mamma by amberkane featuring analog watches Lovely Lady… →The post Style for the lady that likes to show some leg appeared first on Amber Kane. [...]
Wed, Apr 23, 2014
Source: Amber Kane
Photo by Karen D. Miller
What:   A spring robin collecting grasses and twigs to build its nest. Why did this catch my eye:   I am so glad that spring is here and I can feel motivated to do these posts again!   Watching this robin go about its seasonal tasks of material gathering to build its nest just seemed to raise my spirits.  And I thought about how great this bird would look hooked, with lots of textural yarns used to capture its beakful of straw-like grass.   Spring is such a marvellous time of renewal, growth (both literal and figurative) and inspiration. Karen ****************************************************************************** I committed to posting 40 [...]
Wed, Apr 23, 2014
Source: Marzipan Road
Next Thursday will be May 1 and on that day I will be posting the next steps for making your quilt to have on your bed next winter. Just a reminder that you should have your quilt pieces cut out and arranged and sorted into stacks with the pieces you will need for each block of the quilt. Obviously we will begin sewing the blocks but I have a few thoughts about how to approach that process. This photo is a quilt I made in 2001 and it's called the ocean waves pattern. This was a long piecing [...]
Wed, Apr 23, 2014
Source: Christine Predd
Quilting on fabric treated with Inkaid or Digital Grounds
This entry is part 4 of 4 in the series Printing on Fabric with Inkaid and Digital GroundsIf you have ever printed images onto fabric using Inkaid or Digital Grounds, then no doubt you’ve discovered that once fabric is treated with any of these products it becomes quite stiff to rigid depending on the product type that you use. Sometimes this isn’t a problem if you’re going to sew the fabric using a sewing machine, however it can be a little tough on the fingers if you want to add some hand embroidery or embellishment. There is a way however, [...]
Wed, Apr 23, 2014
Source: Linda Matthews
I do admit that I sometimes have emotional difficulties with the area I am currently living in. But on days like yesterday, when the air is crisp, the sun is shining, and the clouds are shaped like this, everything is good. (Even attending a soccer practice session with nothing else for Mom to do than take pictures.) [...]
Wed, Apr 23, 2014
Source: Uta Lenk- justquilts
Maybe you noticed the past few days you have not been able to connect to my blog. There was a major problem with my blog hosting service but it is finally corrected and I have not gone away. You may want to scroll down to the previous post which demonstrates some of my current tapestry weaving practice techniques. Thanks for hanging in there with me! Chris [...]
Wed, Apr 23, 2014
Source: Christine Predd
It is Earth Day celebration at I am the Diva czt. This is my submission, done on Kraft paper which gives the impression of flowers on a stone path.Thanks for visiting. [...]
Tue, Apr 22, 2014
Source: DharmaKarmaArts
Tue, Apr 22, 2014
Source: Bear Creek Felting
I love henna and I am always looking for opportunities to incorporate the rich, warm orange brown of the henna color into my work. I found a wonderful use for it in the carved white bone components that I have been accumulating for a while. These carved bone components make for fabulous jewelry designs but one of the disadvantages of using them is that they tend to yellow over a period of time due to exposure to air and contact with the skin. I had tried to polish them in various ways but could not bring back the original whiteness. [...]
Tue, Apr 22, 2014
Source: DharmaKarmaArts
Received that always longed for email this morning........ Bella Camellia has been juried into "In Full Bloom" a Special Exhibit of floral quilts at International Quilt Festival in October 2014. The show will debut at Quilt Market the week before. This may mean a trip to Houston this Fall! The quilt is a digital image of camellias in our southern California garden, manipulated on the computer and iPad , printed on fabric at spoonflower, then painted, stitched and quilted. [...]
Tue, Apr 22, 2014
Source: Sally Gould Wright
Slowly, but surely I’ve been losing myself, and becoming a grown up. I’m not sure if was turning thirty or the piece of mail sent to me addressed to Mrs. Daniel Kane, that brought this to light. Or perhaps it was a combination of time off work, sunshine, warm weather, and wine that set me… →The post Stop checking email and start laying in the sun, here’s how. appeared first on Amber Kane. [...]
Tue, Apr 22, 2014
Source: Amber Kane
flight
In March, my husband went on a work trip to the far reaches of Northern Quebec.  They made stops in the towns of Kuujjuuaq, Kangiqsujuaq  and Puvirnituq.  All are very small communities with a primarily Inuit population.  While there he had the opportunity to dog sled, ice fish and search for mussels under the frozen ocean.  He saw the Northern Lights and learned a great deal about Northern life.  There are some things that you have to experience to understand- it is not enough to just read about them- and I think that this would fall into that category. These are [...]
Tue, Apr 22, 2014
Source: Marzipan Road
Was sort of stuck after my last art quilt....nothing coming to mind to inspire me to begin a new piece. When this happens I always go to the birds. Birds inspire me and I have thought of doing a Puffin for a long time. I love how graphic the markings are on this bird. I have had this in my "Ideas" folder for a while and it appears today is that day to make him into art.So I made my background and border and quilted them both. I had sketched the puffin first so knew how [...]
Tue, Apr 22, 2014
Source: BSL Art Quilts
collecting-sap
Outside, the birds are singing, and lettuce is up in one container despite eight inches of new snow last week. Inside, I’ve been plugging away at the New Age looping e-book, with breaks for one of my area’s rites of spring. Our neighbors tap trees and cook the sap down into syrup. Bill and I show up to help collect the sap, pouring it from collecting bags into buckets then transferring buckets to barrels on a trailer that are then pumped into holding tanks until Mike fires up the cooker. During sapping, the woods can be snowy or slushy, and slippery with [...]
Tue, Apr 22, 2014
Source: Donna Kallner Fiber Art

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