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Tuesday, January 12, 2010

Seeds of Hope One and Two

UPDATE: May 2010 Seeds of Hope I and Seeds of Hope II both made it into the juried Art Show at the Vacaville Art Gallery! Seeds of Hope I won Second Prize!!!

I made these two art quilts in October 2009. How I neglected to post them here I do not know.
The larger of the two is 31" X 31.5"
I enjoyed using my embellishling machine to felt the wooly bits that make up the flower heads and stems. The sky and fence are hand painted cotton fabric. A heavy textured fabric makes up the border. It is both machine sewn free motion style and hand embroidered.
Approximately 1000 beads are hand sewn on the fleece background.The Seeds of Hope I
31" X 12"

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Both art quilts hung in my Solo Show in Davis, CA in November 2009
and at Mojo Flow Studio, Davis CA in December 2009

Tuesday, January 5, 2010

Mixed Media Quilted Wall Hanging

Click to see details and colors:

A long weekend of paper bead and wire making, followed by a day of collagraph plate creating, another day of sewing beads to paper and fabric, cutting up painted c. plate, positioning them all on a rose cotton fabric; hand embroidering around it all..machine and hand quilting... happy with the textures and colors flowing thorough ...These 2nd two photos show the truest colors...
liking the way the paint dried on the crinkled paper and fabric, candy wrappers,
and snaps...

lace and Velcro,

to make up this whole of 22.5" X 17" wall hanging

On sale in my ETSY store
(see side bar)