Archive for May 2010

Snapdragon Placement

***Challenge spoiler***  If you’re participating in the flower wagon challenge, you may not want to see my progress. I knew the size and placement of my three snapdragons would be critical to the effectiveness of my design.   I did two things to help me judge this correctly.  First, I created a photo sketch.  Then I did […]

Snapdragons Sketch (Flower Wagon Challenge)

***Challenge spoiler***  If you’re participating in the flower wagon challenge, you may not want to see my progress. After examining the flower wagon photos, I decided to use just three flowers in my collage.  I sketched my idea, below. I noted some elements of the sketch that might need changing and then got started creating […]

Sketching with Silk, Piece #3 Complete

I’ve finally decided on a name for my series of silk pieces:  Sketching with Silk.   (Each one is a fabric interpretation of a recent sketch.) Here’s the latest piece, Sketching with Silk #3.  It measures 9″ x 36″. Click for a larger image. You can see a larger image of this quilt, along with a […]

Irene’s Sumptuous Embroidery

My friend, Irene Watson, doesn’t get much sleep.  Although she’s never told me this, I’ve figured it out based on the many wonderful projects she completes. Recently, she showed this fantastic embroidered and textured piece at a meeting of the Dirty Dozen Fiber Artists, a group to which we both belong.  (You’ll definitely want to click […]

Flower Wagon Challenge

I’m very excited about my new quilt project.  It’s inspired by the colorful flowers I photographed in Savannah.  Maybe you’d also like to create art using this as your starting point.  If so, I’ll post your results on my blog, along with a link to your website or blog.  (Note:  Your artwork can be made from fabric […]

Sight Seeing in Savannah

When my mom, sister, and I went to Savannah recently, we learned about the area by hopping on a tourist trolley.  After only a few blocks, we picked up a hitch hiker – a Forest Gump look alike! This guy was fabulous.  He NAILED Forest Gump’s mannerisms and speech patterns.  As you might guess, he was […]

Daylight in the Garden of Peace and Serenity

The Bonaventure Cemetery is the epitome of “the Old South.”  Located near Savannah, Georgia, it has graves dating back to before the civil war, as well as recent ones.  Many of them have impressive statues or monuments, all nestled under the branches of mature oaks.  Spanish moss drapes from the huge oak branches and sways […]

Another Silk Sketch

Here’s the sketch for the third tall and skinny silk quilt, on the right.  Click any image for a larger view. And here’s an in-progress detail shot. Isn’t the silk gorgeous?  I love it! Ellen Lindner

Sketching with Silk

My small art quilt group, the Dirty Dozen Fiber Artists, issued a challenge in which the proportions of the resulting pieces must be tall and skinny (at least a 4:1 ratio.)  I made my challenge piece and found that I really liked this proportion.  I began to have many ideas about fitting things into this […]