November 15, 2011

The Bee Hive

Have you ever looked at the structure of a bee hive?

Today is the Fiberactions Art Group Reveal. 
This is the last challenge for this group and the word chosen was

Inspiration for this challenge came when we were putting away summer and found a bee hive.  
The nest was abandoned so we could take a closer look. 
Thousands of tessellating hexagons.  

 My hexagons were cut from hand dyed fabric, the edges turned and then zig zagged together. 
Initially I was going to fuse them, but on principle and to honor the hard working bees I didn't.

Lots of stitching was added with extra batting to give the hive a dimensional look.

Hand made silk fibers were used to make the leaves and tree branch.  Little snips of leather was added for leaf detail.

Here is the hive

Check out the Fiberactions site and see how all of the artists interpreted structure.
Then, tomorrow check again, when the new group is posted along with the new theme.

November 9, 2011

egad it's been awhile since my last post

-it's been busy around here - 

*with holiday quilt work by the row*

*personal quilt work by the inch*

*challenge work by the hexagon*

 *Halloween snow by the piles*

*hiking the trails by the miles*

*and taming wild animals*

all take time

Thanks for visiting, hope you are well.
Happy Quilting.

thanks to our Veterans as America celebrates Veterans Day weekend