Wednesday, June 11, 2014

Iris Summer

So, since I'm having a busy month anyway, I thought I'd finish this one this morning.  One of the pieces in my exhibit at the library sold and I need to ship it tomorrow, and of course I wouldn't want to leave a blank space on the wall.  The largest flower features hand-coloring with Inktense colored pencils.  Gotta love purple!

This one's available on my etsy site here.

Tuesday, June 10, 2014

Phoenix Quilt Layout

Moving right along, here's the phoenix quilt layout.   Still need to cut out the last two birds, but I'm getting a bruise and callous on my thumb, 'cause I use right-handed scissors in my left hand. 
Everything is fused in place, and I'll be stitching down all the raw edges and adding a small border.

Friday, June 6, 2014

Phoenix Quilt

This is my other current project - a quilt inspired by a favorite Quilter's Newsletter Magazine cover from back in 2006.  I'm designing my own blocks, with a similar layout but featuring birds instead of fans and scrolls.  Here's my basic block design, and the cover of the original magazine. 
some birds will be red, some gold, some pink, some orange, the background blocks will be blues and purples

I've got a ways to go, but I'm having lots of fun!

Monday, June 2, 2014

Artist in Residence at the Jones Library

For the month of June, I'm the artist in residence at the Jones Library in Amherst.  Samples of my work are on display in the atrium, and I'll be there in person on select days, working on some of my current projects.  Stop by and take a look!  The glass ceiling is gorgeous. The room was a tad bit warm when I hung my quilts today, but the staff were fantastic!