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Thursday, July 19, 2007

Lavender Fields Forever

I started work on another small piece. The inspiration came from a fellow student in my Quilt University Machine Embellishments class and my Quilting Arts calendar. It is a scene of lavender fields in France and I am able to use the needle lace technique to make the trees. I used Pellon Peltex as the interfacing so the piece is rather thick and firm. I found some really tiny seed beads and some leaf beads to embellish. It is still a work in progress.

Wednesday, July 11, 2007

Scrap Project

I decided to make a series of small works to represent the seasons. The inspiration came from an article in Quilting Arts magazine. The pieces are the size of a postcard and were made with the leftover scraps of fabric from the Habitat for Humanity quilt.




Maybe I will take them to work so I will have something colorful to look at. It has been grey and rainy this month.

I helped Rhea finish the Habitat quilt on Tuesday. In spite of her protests, I took a couple of pictures. She found an empty conference room and we sewed on the binding. I think the red really makes everything pop. All that is needed now is a label and Rhea will take care of it. The people that commissioned the quilt are thrilled with the results.