Wednesday, July 5, 2017

Art Quilt

For a long time I have admired art quilts and fabric collages. I did my first art quilt a few years ago by taking the Craftsy class  "Painted Pictorial Quilts" by Annette Kennedy. I enjoyed every part of the class and followed making the project until the painting part began. I learned how to do painting strokes and blending colors etc with great enthusiasm but really got intimidated to add paint to my project. I thought I was going to ruin the beautiful fused applique design. Finally when I did do it I had so much fun and was excited to do more art quilts. It's not a masterpiece but I had to begin somewhere. Since then I have been exploring and reading books about art quilts. I had so many ideas and yet didn't know where to begin until I saw a you tube video by Mariln Lee on posterizing a photo and step by step instructions on how to do an art quilt start to finish. Without giving much thought I posterized a photo I had taken and picked up fabrics mostly from my stash. It was really difficult to find exact matching fabrics to the photo. Here is my project so far:
This is the original photo
This is the posterized image
Pattern drawn on freezer paper using my diy light box.
Making progress.


Working on the lower petals



All fused and ready for painting or quilting.
I am not 100% happy with the dark purple on the lower half of the petal. I am not sure whether I should undo it and use a lighter purple or leave it as is.
Hopefully I can finish this quilt without much delay.

Tuesday, May 9, 2017

Girl Dress Simplicity

I used size 4 to make the dress, so it ended u a bit too long for the sleeves. I did fix that. 
And here is a video of the dress in action.
video


Charity Quilt 2017

My first quilt finish for 2017. 
This is a quilt kit put together by Ronald McDonald house quilting group. Has been with me for over a year before I pieced and quilted. I have one more kit that need to be pieced and quilted, hopefully doesn't take this long. The picture quality is not good. I need to improve my photo skills  as well as my indoor lighting.

Pieced top, photo bombed by my 3 year old.

Back of the quilt.

Finished quilt.

Friday, January 20, 2017

Cute and creepy eyeglasses cozy.

Sewn my much needed glasses case. Started wearing them just a few months back and it makes reading so much better. Sewn one side to be cute and the other a little creepy, at least it looks creepy to me, trying to have some fun with it. This is  # 5 on my Q1 FAL List list as well.
Cute side of the eyeglasses cozy

Creepy side 

Thursday, January 12, 2017

2017 FAL quarter 1 List

This year I want do a little bit of garment sewing, so I am going to set a goal to sew something to wear once a month. So here it goes
1. Sew a dress for my preschooler- January
2. Sew Mckenzie dress from shwin designs in stretch denim fabric- February

3. Sew a Tunic in grey fabric for myself- March ( need to pick a pattern or make one)
4. Sew sturdy tote bag with inside zipper pockets and outside flap pockets as well as side panel pockets.
5. Sew cozy for eyeglasses- January
6. Quilt the ten Degree wedge quilt.- February/March


6. Make pieced fabric book covers using scraps- two
7. Make a comfort quilt for Ronald McDonald House- February

Monday, January 2, 2017

Laptop Bag

The first New Year finish is my laptop bag with zipper compartment for cord. I used headliner fabric for cushioning the laptop. This was in my Qtr 4 Finish-A-Long list. Again I didn't get to all the projects on my list but very happy with the ones I did. As usual sewn few projects that was not on the list.

Front

Back

With Laptop and cord inside.