Our 2010 quilt show is behind us and I've spent the past few days catching up....
Below is my Machine Quilter's Expo piece which has been waiting for some of my attention. I'm almost finished and when I am, I'll post a photo. Don't forget to check out Machine Quilter's Expo at their new
Providence, RI location.. It's always an inspiring show.
This past Monday was the Fiberactions theme word reveal.
Below is one of my entries that I decided not to go with.
The patchwork background is a communication board. My background is in Speech Language and Special Needs Education...
I patched squares together and then used letter stamps to stamp out words which would be typical on a communication board. Below you can see the word happy. Over the board I stitched a layer of tulle and pink cheesecloth.
Using my hand dyed fabrics I die cut the flower shapes then layered them with batting to give them dimension. They were stitched to the background and the dyed lace was used as an accent.
My inspiration was the same... Communication through fiber and stitch, but I think this piece looked backwards while the other looked forwards. so I went with it....
I bought a package of Lutrador from Friends Fabric Art; a vendor we had with us at our show.
I want to make some cards, so this morning I painted a few sheets of the Lutrador and put them out on the step to dry.
When I went to check them in the sun, I found this babe. My guess is, she is trying to get a jump start on spring like the rest of us.
Happy Spring Day!