Happy Summer Solstice
New Quilts in Progress…
This quilt is in the binding phase now. I started out with the intention of a functional baby girl quilt but it seems more appropriate as a wall hanging. It would look great in a girl’s room or really anywhere in a light and happy home.
This quilt was inspired by the flower design. I made a stencil for this project. I have got to try out silk screening! That orange and blue gadget in the first picture has a rotating blade that allows very easy curve cutting. It’s Awesome! I found it in a clearance bin! It’s made by Fiscars. They call it a “shape cutter”. The dots are simply stamped with the end of a dowel that is lightly dipped into the fabric paint. You might be able to see the circle that I used as a guide in pencil. (Oh, after this sample, I taped all of my edges to avoid the mistake you see in the last pic.)
I used batiks I dyed last winter and I love how they really stand out with all the black and white. The quilting is simple: White rayon thread on white, black on black, and the details between the blocks and detailing the flowers is in silver metallic thread.
detail of quilting on the back of the quilt
My quilts are a breeze to hang!
Hanging this quilt, like most of my quilts, is so EASY! It has a split sleeve on the back to insert a rod or thin strip of wood or acrylic and can hang and be balanced on one hook, nail or screw on the wall. Or it can be hung traditionally or on a decorative curtain rod with wall brackets. (see picture of quilt back below)
Like my new signature?
This quilt is perfect for custom made! I can do any motif you like! Contact me for more information or questions!
I’ve been working with circles a lot lately. I use a wonderful technique that involves freezer paper to get the perfect inset circles as opposed to applique (the shape sewn on top of the fabric).
I started hand stitching around the circles and pulled a lot of thread out because it was just boring. Then I had the idea to make stencils out of freezer paper and rub gold Shiva oil stick paint ( Dharma.com ) with a stencil brush.
And the quilting was a sudden inspiration. I just went with it and that’s how it turned into the idea of the constellation of Pisces… if that exists. It’s done with silver metallic thread.
The size is approximately 24” x 9”.
Detail of Pisces Constellations above and Split Sleeve below
New things at the Gallery on High
These are paintings that have been matted and are showing at the “Birds, Bees, Butterflies and Bridges” themed show running through the summer.
All are for sale through the Gallery on High.
Also, you can find new SkyGirl Dolls©, Tote bags, hand bags, little girl handbags, book bags by me and loads of fabulous art by other local artists in Glass, Ceramic, Paintings, Photography, Jewelry, Up-cycled Art and more!