Archive for June, 2011

Maryland on My Mind

Monday, June 20th, 2011

They say there’s nothing better than Maryland’s Blue Crabs in the summer! Here’s my version of this indigenous treat!

Its a little less messy this way!  Pattern available here.

First Opening Complete!

Friday, June 17th, 2011

Doing an Art Quilt Exhibition is a very different thing for me. But we’ve had our opening – and the show hangs til August 12th at the Elkton Station Gallery.

Here we all are – Pictured are Barbara Tinsman, myself, Karen Schueler (wonderful paintings on silk!), Ginny Abrams and Ruth Oatman (still life and landscapes created with fabric!). Mickey Irr (weaving) was unable to attend. We are an eclectic group of fiber artists, to say the least, but the great differences in our styles make for an interesting display of creativity! If you are in the area, I hope you get a chance to stop by and see the show!


New quilt in gallery – and its off to a show!

Wednesday, June 8th, 2011

Midnight Flight!

These fanciful geese are finished and heading out to a Fiber Arts Show.  Its the Summer Sampler Fiber Artisans Show at the Elkton Station Gallery, Cecil College; 107 Railroad Avenue, Elkton, Maryland.

I had a lot of fun with these feathered friends. The white areas of the quilt were created using shadow-trapunto. Each goose is made out of a white craft felt. Some have more than one layer to add dimension to the wings however I’m not really sure that layering made a difference. Then the geese were applied to a dark blue fabric and covered with a layer of sheer white Batiste fabric. The quilting was completed using a variety of decorative blue threads with occasionally using two threads at once in the needle to enhance color blending.

There is a beaded fringe across the bottom edge. I found those blue “feather” shaped beads while this quilt was still a WIMM (Work In My Mind), You just never know when you collect fabric and beads and such for a quilt if all those collected things will work in the finished product. It was a pleasant surprise to see that those very expensive beads would enhance the quilt and get to stay! If you like to see this quilt in more detail, click here.

Beading away on those Geese!

Thursday, June 2nd, 2011

Just adding a little bit of beaded fringe now – took lots of thought and planning and a little ripping off and starting over but I think its going to be a nice compliment to this Midnight Flight quilt.


I have to say I did my first knife-edged binding and really like the look of it. It was much easier that I thought it would be and the technique I used gives a nice finished edge to the corners. I’ll have to share it with you when I’ve got more time. Still have lots of beading to do right now! I’ll let you know when its finished!