Friday, June 12, 2015

A walk through my yard.

 I love the summer. My garden continue to share
their beauty with me.
 Day by Day new flowers emerge from the yard.
It is amazing that the flat brown expanse of my
gardens erupt with green than colorful flowers.
A miracle every year.

Thursday, June 11, 2015

My new big quilt

 Here  is the beginning of my newest endeavor.
80 inches wide by 65 inches tall.
An explosion of color. A flower garden.
 Big sunflowers full of texture and color.
I will make 7 sunflowers, 9 hollyhocks, cone flowers,
chicory and brown eye Susan's.
 The beginning of the hollyhocks.
 The sketch of my idea.
 This is a fun project.
I worked the background at home before I went to Ohio.
Now for the fun part COLOR.
 Slow but sure I will build a garden full of color

Wednesday, June 10, 2015

More Quilt Nationals

 This one looks like a pattern for a pair of pants.
The detail below was interesting. 
Looking at the quilt from a distance it was
all black and white but close up were these
little vignettes.
 This quilt was all silk and glowed.
 The detail of the stitching was awesome.
It shows me I need to slow down and concentrate
on making a finer product.
 Almost looks like the moon.
Well I am so far behind I need to go to work in the

Tuesday, June 9, 2015

More from Ohio

 I loved this quilt featuring a photo and leaves
at the Ohio Craft Museum. It brings to mind 
the older generations and a family tree.
 This bright piece is by on of the instructors
Cynthia Corbin. I especially like her finish
of closely stitching the quilt. This was a bargain
at $400 and it sold.
 Another quilt by the instructors and I like
The look of this one.
Than as I was leaving West Lafayette I had to take
a photo of the old vehicle in the bush. It has been my 
dream to have an old pick up filled with flowers at
the end of our driveway. Maybe someday.

Monday, June 8, 2015

I am back home.

 This was the view out my window for the
last week. I was at QSDS 2015 learning
something new. I attended the Masters Class
along with 18 other artist.  we were led by
Rosalie Dace from South Africa. A delightful
woman. Warm and witty. The artist were an unique
group of men and women. Clever, intelligent,
very talented and fun. Several of them have had
works in the Quilt Nationals. One of them 8 times.
Patty Hawkins. The nicest person I have ever met,
 I thought this was fun the mirror image of the 
sculpture across the street. The first quilt I am
showing you did not make the quilt nationals but
was in the Ohio Craft Museum. This artist was 
 in the Masters Class with me.
She has had work in Quilt Nationals, various
 museums and a very talented artist.
 I thought the back was just as interesting.
 I was sitting in a chair and glanced across the room
I thought the shadow was as interesting as the sculpture.
Over the next few days I will share some of the art I saw.
I would encourage everyone to go to QSDS.
There is an enriched group of artist  and teachers
to learn so much from.
Maybe put it on your calender for next year.