Gallery

June 28, 2012

blog hop stops here!


Treasured Feathers
is one of the many pieces featured in
The Sketchbook Challenge book 
by Sue Bleiweiss


There is a huge blog hop going on to help Sue Celebrate her new book release.  
Each artist in the book is hosting a stop along the hop with tons of giveaway prizes.
See the list of stops at the very bottom of this post, check the dates and be sure to visit each. 


Sue's book is loaded with great sketchbook themes to get your sketchbook fun started, strategies for turning your sketchbook pages into art, photos, tutorials and much more.

Available at

Leave a comment on THIS post and be entered to win 
And
 And 
3) the pattern of your choice from Sue's website
Retail value $80.00! 

I will be picking the winner
July 2, 2012 Monday.




From sketchbook page to art quilt.
In the book there is a tutorial on how to make Silk Fusion
or sometimes called Silk paper.
This technique was used to make the bird, flowers and tree come to life.


- - - - - 

Blog hop schedule:
- - - - - 
Blog hop Sponsors

140 comments:

elle said...

It is indeed a treasure. Amazing portrayal.

Coral said...

How lovely! This piece really does come to life.

Harmony Hopes Studio said...

I cannot believe the beauty of the quilting. It has been fun stopping to visit you.

Anonymous said...

Your free motion work is phenomenal! LOvely work. Can't wait to see the book! Debbie Bein

Lynda said...

Wow! What a lovely piece.

Teresa R said...

What a beautiful piece! That cardinal looks like it could fly

dwright33055 said...

wow, that quilt is so beautiful, now I know I have to get the book, I want to try that.,thanks for sharing, and please add my name to the drawing.....

Genie said...

Beautiful

Dale Kathryn said...

Fabulous free-motion quilting.

Lou said...

Simply beautiful work! Thank you for sharing this with us.

emprint said...

The bird is beautiful and I'm so impressed with your quilting.

Tom and Candy said...

Beautiful piece and I am amazed by the quilting. thank you. Glad I stopped here.

Sue Daurio said...

that is a work of art! Goodness that is beautiful.

Jeanelle McCall said...

Wonderful bird!!!!

sewbeit said...

What a hop! The bird is gorgeous.

WoolenSails said...

I love that quilt, beautiful design and subject.
It really inspires me to create art pieces.

Debbie

Meg Fowler said...

Absolutely lovely quilt ... as usual, Kay!

Anonymous said...

Such lovely and intricate work! Looks like it's about to come to life...! Thanks so much for the giveaway!

--Mina

Hilda said...

Wow, I love your cardinal. It really does come alive. Great giveaway.

AJ said...

The best way to start a day is to feel inspired by something beautiful. Your piece is sending me into my own studio today excited about making art. What a gift! Thanks!
Anne Jones

tink-ink said...

What an amazing quilt. Such texture!

Ronni Hunter said...

Your quilting skill is mind blowing! I really enjoyed looking through your blog.

Jo D said...

Your work is stunning. I loved visiting!

Peggy Mascher said...

Thank you for joining in the Blog Hop. What fun to get to see everyone's wonderful work, especially the Cardinal executed with such verve.

Lori Wostl said...

Beautiful work! Can't wait to get my hands on the book.

Deb Levy said...

It's is a beautiful piece Kathy, and your quilting makes it so elegant!

Vivian Helena said...

Beautiful quilting, feels like your bird will fly off the page.

vicki said...

Love your piece. The quilting is amazing.

kamiguen said...

Love the gorgeous colour of your birdie! Have really enjoyed seeing all the different sketches that have come up on the blog too.

RoseofSharonStudio said...

Love your Cardinal. Sew beautiful! And love the beading embellishments. Cant wait to get the book.

Leslie McNeil of MarveLes Art Studios said...

Amazing Quilting! So inspiring! I may not win, but the book is definitely high on my wish list; thanks for the opportunity!

What Comes Next? said...

What a beautiful little quilt - I;'m going to have to learn that Silk Fusion technique, as it does bring real life to the cardinal. Gorgeous quilting on this piece.

M. Austen said...

Enjoying the blog hop! Your work is lovely - especially like the cardinal.

Donna Stewart said...

I love the cardinal. It's fantastic!
The entire composition is beautiful.

McIrish Annie said...

You know I am one of your biggest fans! congrats on being included in the book. will definitely be purchasing.

not interested in the drawing cause I got all that stuff! doing a class with sue in two weeks, can't wait.

go sox!!

Sandy said...

I Love your Cardinal Piece! This is so beautiful! I definitely want this Sketchbook! I can't wait to make a project!

Debra said...

What a beautiful piece! I love the cardinal. Thanks for the opportunity.

Ross Overcash said...

Cardinals are one of the most beautiful birds, your depiction is amazing! Thanks

deana said...

That quilt is AMAZING.

Stacey said...

Beautiful piece! Looking forward to checking out the book.

Sketch Gurl said...

The colors and intricate quilting are amazing.

Sandy said...

I love cardinals -- my mom's favorite bird. This is truly beautiful.

primdollie said...

what an awesome blog!! thnx for sharing your wonderful work! the book will be a hit for certain!

Pamela said...

Beautiful work. The quilting is amazing.

Heather said...

Lovely to meet you on the blog hop. This is an amazing piece of work WOW What more can one say. I follow the Sketchbook Challenge and am so inspired by all the work. Your sketch book is also a treasure. Thanks for sharing and for all the prizes offered.
Heather B Cape Town South Africa

imquilternity said...

Beautiful, beautiful piece and such stunning quilting! You must have more patience than you know what to do with. :) Anyway, thanks for such a generous giveaway....I would love to win!

Jamie said...

What an amazingly beautiful quilt! I love cardinals! We have a pair nesting in our backyard right now and they love to come down for a quick visit.

Shirley Pando said...

The quilt is stunning! I'd love to learn how to make such a beauty!

Tammy Murdock said...

Absolutely stunning!!!

WillowDudley said...

Breathtaking - I love cardinals and this is such a beautiful portrayal!

Unknown said...

Beautiful quilt. Thanks for the chance to win.

Mary K. McGraw said...

Your beautiful quilting really highlight the cardinal and bring it to lifr.

Dotti said...

The silk fusion in this quilt is exquisite!

Shar said...

This is GORGEOUS!

Sharon said...

Gorgeous workmanship. You really brought life to this piece.

Debbie said...

Beautiful cant wait to learn all this fun stuff from all the blog hops! Thanks

Connie Rose said...

What a fabulous quilt, Kathy!

Donna said...

I really appreciate professional artists sharing with and encouraging other artists.
Donna

Redonna said...

Very pretty. TFS.

Jill Holmes said...

Count me in!

LindaD said...

It is great to see someone actually turn their sketches into finished projects, especially done in fibers. Wonderful job and I look forward to reading your experiences in Sue's book.

Jeannie said...

I love blog hops because it introduces me to blogs I have never visited. Your artwork is glorious! I shall return!

Steph said...

Absolutely gorgeous quilting! I just got my book yesterday and have skimmed through it. Looking forward to the time to read it. Thanks so much for sharing your ideas and techniques. Will encourage and inform me as I turn my sketches into art quilts. Thanks!

Unknown said...

Love the Blog Hop! It's great fun finding so many wonderful blogs.
Your work is exquisite!

Sandy said...

What a beautiful quilt. We need to know how to get from idea to product.

Roxanne said...

Beautiful quilt! My book came today and I can't wait to curl up on the couch and read it. Thanks for the chance to win.

Quilter422 said...

so beautiful!

Quilt Rat said...

I have ALWAYS admired your sketchbook(s)......Sue's book looks like it is full of wonderful inspiration......your work is a fabulous addition. I love to see how you can bring your sketches to life!

RuthArt said...

oh how I wish I had the patience to make something this lovely, all the detail is incredible. I would love to be added to the drawing.

Sue Pelland said...

I adore your work Kathy! Thanks for sharing such a lovely blog. I looked at many of your older posts and am inspired by your work! I am so happy to be a sponsor for this great hop to celebrate an outstanding book.

Jean said...

I am enjoying the Sketchbook Challenge! I can dream that some of my sketches will translate so beautifully into a quilt!

Cathy H said...

What a beautiful piece......love the designs in the free motion quilting....

Kira said...

What a beautiful quilt! I don't imagine that I could ever create something like.

Eileen said...

I am inspired by the images and colors.What creative work you create.

Fibreartist said...

Lovely quilt! Love the vibrant bird!

Unknown said...

Each stop makes the book more and more interesting. Should could enjoy the inspiration.

Anonymous said...

Your piece is wonderful!
Great Inspiration

Szamóca said...

Your picture is awesome...

Kristin said...

I love the Cardinal!

Hands to Work, Hearts to God said...

Glad i found your blog through the blog hop. I will take a better look around. Your quilt is amazing! Patsy from
HeARTworks

Kathleen said...

What a marvelous, primo, sensational, superb quilt. Color choice, textural design work, skill you've got it all! WOW. Thanks for the opportunity.

Leisurely Lesley said...

Excellent! and thank you for this opportunity.

MV Pat said...

The quilting on that piece is inspiring.

Jennifer Schildknecht said...

Lovely work!

Elizabeth said...

what a nice give away and a gorgeous piece you have made.

Sharon said...

one of my favorite birds, beautiful quilting. Cant wait to read how to do the silk fusion.

Anonymous said...

Beautiful, beautiful!

lindaschiffer said...

I am really enjoying this blog hop - so much beautiful work! I love your quilt! :)

Linda

Joy Manoleros said...

Your quilt is absolutely amazing! Beautiful!

Gayle Dowell said...

Love your blog! I'm enjoying finding new art sites to follow!

Unknown said...

This is a really fun hop!

Especially love the treatment of the cardinal
and the branch it is sitting on!

Cheryl Gebhart said...

Your cardinal quilt is amazing! The book sounds really good and what a lot of generous sponsors.

SewCalGal said...

OMG This quilt is amazing. Show stopping, stunning! Love it. Thanks for sharing insights on this book.

SewCalGal
www.sewcalgal.blogspot.com

elamma said...

Your work is beautiful!! I've added you to my bookmarks so I can check back often.

VLW said...

The detail in the quilt is incredible! Beautiful work! Thanks for the opportunity to enter the drawing.

Debbi said...

Beautiful quilt! Can't wait to see the book!

Njeri said...

One word? Wow!
This has to be my favorite piece so far.

upstateLisa said...

I love your piece! Vibrant color!

Jenny Williams said...

I am fascinated by the idea of silk fusion - the bird and flowers in your piece are beautiful and I would love to learn the technique. I will buy the book anyway, but it would be great to win your generous package.

dolores said...

Ack! I can't wait for this book....all this blog hopping is getting me excited!

thesewinggeek said...

This is such a fun blog hop!
Thanks for sharing.

Lynn said...

What a great give away - a book full of beautiful quilts is definitely a winner!

Meg in Albuquerque said...

I've been following the challenge and enjoyed the 1st book, looking forward to #2. Keep up the good work.

I love your work.

Sandy said...

Everyone's books and houses and sketches are so different, yet all are very free. Very inspiring. I could look at this all day.

Eileen Lockard said...

I love your designs. What a lovely post.

Linda Dunn said...

whoa. That cardinal looks ready to fly away. Amazing stitching.

Sallie said...

Gorgeous! Thanks for the giveaway!

Jan said...

Wow is all I can say. Thank you for the give away.

trisha too said...

Beautiful.

Really, one of those stop-breathing- for-a-second-it's-so-lovely moments.

:)

Judy Nolan said...

Thank you for offering a giveaway! Your silk fusion piece is absolutely gorgeous...I cannot even imagine how many hours went into that piece.

Lisa Chin said...

Such a beautiful piece! Thanks for the great giveaway.

Marcia W. said...

Your design and execution of the stitching is gorgeous. Thank you for the giveaway to celebrate.

mamatkins said...

Would love to win! Thanks, mamatkins@hotmail.com

Carol Kunnerup said...

oh my gosh. that was gorgeous. think I am going to have to get that book. dipping into vacation savings is hard, but...wow.

Barb S said...

Great give away! Thanks for the chance to win.

Magpie's Mumblings said...

I love cardinals so your work definitely caught my eye! Thanks for a chance to win, and for giving me one more reason to buy the book!

terarla1 said...

I love your quilting. Beautiful bird.

ale said...

The cardinal is wonderful.

creativedawn said...

OH MY GOODNESS! This is FANTASTIC! Stunning...

hjs said...

WOW! stunning quilt; love the quilting, I aspire to create something similar and still practicing.

charli said...

absolutely gorgeous!

Elisabet said...

That cardinal quilt is just stunning! Those tiny feathers you quilted are exquisite. Just completely beautiful!
TFS
Hugs,
Beth P

Susansews said...

Absolutely beautiful!

Diann said...

What a beautiful cardinal!

Sandy said...

What beautiful quilting.

Valerie r said...

Your quilting is gorgeous. I love this blog hop because it makes me aware of so many talented people I probably would not otherwise find. Thank you.

Judith said...

Beautiful quilting! Judith, Texas

Erin Fish said...

I have just received the book and it is fabulous. One to read over and over and over again. Lots of wonderful ideas!

Larissa said...

Wow! This looks absolutely gorgeous!! And definitely a book to add to my "wish list"!! I LOVE this FMquilting!!

Lynn Majidimehr said...

Your quilt is gorgeous!

emma-alittlebitofeverything said...

Lovely piece, I'd love to work with silk paper.

Linda R said...

This is soooo exciting - thanks for the opportunity ;-)

Judy Applegarth said...

Beautiful work

Judy Applegarth said...

beautiful work

Kim Rae Nugent said...

Hi Kathy,
Just stopping by to congratulate you on your feature in the Sketchbook Challenge book! Beautiful and inspiring artwork!

Deonn @ Quiltscapes said...

What a beautiful piece of art!! Your silk fusion technique intrigues me, and your quilting is superb.

Yvonne said...

It's gorgeous!

Anne-Marie said...

Wow, it's beautiful. I love the quilting!

JackieW said...

Your work is truly amazing!
I've never taken a class in fiber.. now I definitly have to!!!!!

Anonymous said...

This piece is amazing :)