Archive for October 2010

More Double Reverse Applique Apples

Identical patterns.  Identical fabric/color list.  VARIED results. It’s always amazing to see how different the DRA apples are, even though everyone starts with the same pattern and color suggestions. Peggy’s speedy results: Rachel softened her piece with different background colors. Shawn was busy with her duties as hostess, but still found plenty of time to complete […]

Teaching in Texas

I’m just back from a teaching trip to Texas, where I learned a new term:  high five.  In this area of dense traffic it refers not only to a high hand slap, but also to a stack of five freeways crossing in various directions.  However, the workshop venue was in a beautiful wooded spot, well […]

Paint, Play, & Poisson (Fish)

My Dirty Dozen Fiber Artists group just does the most fun stuff!  Recently, we met at Ruth Anne’s “barn” for a day of experimentation.  Most of us worked with synthetic materials, painting them and then cutting them with a soldering iron.  This was too much fun!!! The idea was to paint this synthetic material to use […]

Challenge: Mixed Media Art Book

I recently challenged my fiber art group to make mixed media art books.  Although I’m pretty new to this myself, I’m really intrigued by the creative possibilities they provide!  One way to make such books is to alter an existing book.  That’s what I’ve done on the two I’ve created thus far.  My first altered […]

Painted Quilt Finished

I really enjoyed working on this painted quilt. Click any image for a larger view I’m very happy with the combination of the textures, the layers of color, and the little bit of embroidery. I’ll definitely make a quilt in this style again.  But the next time, I’ll plan better! I had a very hard […]

“Blue Roofs”

Recently, I had some older work professionally photographed.  Since this piece is not currently on my website, I thought you would enjoy seeing the results.  It’s called Blue Roofs.  Click any image for a larger view. This piece was inspired by the hurricane season of 2004.  My area was hit by two of them, three weeks apart.  A huge […]

Fractured (Sliced) Quilts

Have you seen the great pictorial quilts made by several different quilters? Although each quilter is working from the same photo and pattern, their individual choices of fabrics and techniques make these quilts very interesting and unique. These quilts, called fractured or sliced, are lots of fun to make. However, they also pose some unusual […]

Dirty Dozen Fiber Artists’ Exhibit

There was lots of excitement in Melbourne, FL, yesterday, for the opening of Dirty Dozen Exposed 2010!  This is the annual exhibit of the Dirty Dozen Fiber Artists, of which I am a member.  We had a whopping 86 pieces on display this year! I’ve put most of the photos on my Facebook page, but […]