Saturday, November 21, 2020

Baby quilt

Made a quilt to commemorate the birth of a new grandchild for a friend.

Baby gift

Wednesday, October 28, 2020

October Surprise...Censored In The USA!

 


On October 14, 2020, a major news story from the oldest continually published daily US newspaper (founded by Alexander Hamilton in 1801) with the fourth largest circulation today was censored. The New York Post could not even post their own news story nor could their news be shared by Facebook and Twitter users. Never before has the freedom of the press and freedom of speech been silenced in the history of the US.

 Materials: Paper, foam, cotton and metal.

 Techniques: The jail, computer and umbrella were designed in software and cut with an electronic cutter. Printed paper and fabrics were layered underneath. The paper was fused, stitched and glued with matte medium.


Friday, October 9, 2020

America’s Wheel of Fortune

 

The 2020 vote will determine America’s future and freedom.

Made a list from A to Z of each political party, designed the quilt in software.                                          Some text is printed on fabric, some are diecuts.

Cotton, net, charms, trims

23x46





Handyman gift




Made a gift for the handyman with his business name

Friday, June 26, 2020

COVID-19 Frenzy








COVID-19 Frenzy

There was a new vocabulary including Social Distancing, Flattening The Curve and Herd Immunity. We made many, many face masks to donate as well as for our family and friends. We were grateful for our First Responders and our health. We lost some of our freedoms when confined to our homes during the quarantine. We hoarded toilet paper, hand sanitizers and washed hands frequently. We had Coronavirus anxiety, uncertainty, fear and worried often about the pandemic, jobs and the economy. We wondered how long it would last if there would be a vaccine or cure.

Beads, charms, sequins, paint, lace, trims, cotton, lame, net

Designed in computer software, some shapes were cut with an electronic cutter. Applique, hand embroidery, machine quilting

Sunday, June 21, 2020

Journaling Corona Virus from A to Z



Keeping a journal helped me cope with my emotions and record this long quarantine period. There were so many questions and exclamation points during this surreal time.
The constant media hype made me wonder and worry if it was everywhere and when it would end!

Materials: Beads, charms, sequins, paint, trims, cotton, lame, net

Techniques: Digital journaling, some shapes cut with an electronic cutter, applique, hand embroidery, machine quilting.

Monday, June 1, 2020

Iguana : Monochromatic challenge

Designed in software, cut with an electronic cutter
Applique, free motion quilting


Saturday, May 30, 2020

Skull Fabric Postcard









The skull theme cotton fabric postcard has lame eyes with flower beads.

Thursday, May 14, 2020

Corona virus ornament






The 4.5 inch ornament was designed in computer software, cut out of canvas with an electronic cutter and painted red. Hand embroidery. Machine quilting. Text printed on fabric. 

Ornament Hanger: Vertical blind cord
Canvas, Lame, cotton, mask ties, button eyes.
Created for the Spots challenge, PQ2020-Q4 Spots
May 2020

Monday, May 11, 2020

A Tribute To John




The quilt is based on a computerized picture that was taken at the Detroit Auto Show in the 1970s. I assigned  fabrics of about 30 values from beige to brown to black each letter and number of the alpha numeric portrait. My mom and daughters helped me label each individual square of the fabrics. I cut out one inch squares from the fabrics... so many of the finished squares are half an inch! The occasion for the quilt was my husband John’s 40th birthday.


51” high by 40” wide
QIMS-002

Sunday, May 3, 2020

Heart Topiary






Two groups I belong to issued challenges with a vintage theme.

The heart topiary holds memories, clothes and symbols of 4 generations. Included are my mom's wedding saree, my husband's brown jacket and tie for the flowerpot, my wedding dress, daughter's wedding dress, 2 leaves to represent our daughters, 3 doily flowers for the grand kids, and a butterfly from a handkerchief. Appliqued them onto my favorite runner to create something special and meaningful that can be displayed as a wall hanging or table runner.

Sunday, April 5, 2020

Quarantine quilt


Memories
The object of inspiration of this weekly challenge is the tennis shoe.
It is embroidered with cancer ribbons on my late husband's lab coat pocket that shattered our big dreams of the rest of our lives together.

We used to go for hour long walks daily for almost 4 decades to enjoy the fresh air, discuss the day's events and share laughs.
I miss him so much as I now walk alone.

The two combined weekly challenges that inspired this quilt is Textile Artistry week 2, Memories, and

Project QUILTING Quarantine 2020

Wednesday, April 1, 2020

African Safari challenge quilt

 

For the challenge, African Safari this is my quilt, On My Bucket List
Techniques: Trees designed in software and cut with electronic cutter.                                                                                          Animals were cut with thin metal dies. Machine Quilting.
Materials: Cottons, felt, net
Check out the other quilts created for the challenge:

Sunday, March 29, 2020

TextileArtist Stitch challenge single stitch

 TextileArtist.org issued a Stitch challenge this week using a single stitch.
We had to divide our workspace in 4 parts and vary the single stitch, direction and thread thickness in each section.

Sunday, March 22, 2020

Vibrant Flowers



Fabric postcard created for Project Quilting 11.6

Friday, January 31, 2020

Sunrise, Sunset

Challenge for Art Quilts From Around The World Facebook Group

Friday, January 24, 2020

Grief Postcard



The challenge was to use team colors. Living in Michigan, maize and blue, Go Blue came to mind immediately. In grief, the color blue has a whole different meaning for me now. The blue tragedy mask is for the loss of my best friend of 45 years. The yellow comedy mask is for his fantastic sense of humor that I miss the most and the wonderful, happy memories of our short time together.

Saturday, January 11, 2020

90!






Project Quilting CHALLENGE 11.1 Notably Numeric


Shhhhhh! This quilt is to celebrate and honor my wonderful aunt who turns 90. The knitted heart and time pieces symbolize her personality and her shop that sold yarns, sweaters, watches and clocks.

Figured out the time in minutes, days, etc in a birthday calculator online. Designed the quilt in software, text printed on fabric, applique, beads, sequins, lace, charms, lame, and cotton fabrics.   
                                                                                  Hand embroidery and free motion machine quilting.

Check out all of the entries at Project Quilting - Notably Numeric                                                              Click the link and then scroll down the page to find all the entries

#pqSeason11  #projectquilting 

Wednesday, December 18, 2019

Saturday, November 30, 2019

Song Bird- "White Peacocks"


The quilt was made for an online Song Bird challenge for the group, Art Quilts From Around The World. 

 I was so impressed when I saw several stunning, unusual white peacocks in person. I have made several peacock quilts with blues and blue greens. Creating a white peacock was new to me. I added beads and sequins to its feathers and used tone on tone cotton and satin fabrics.                                                                                                                                                                                   
The challenge song is the White Peacock Song by Sachin Kumar   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9NxorAkSUuM

Friday, November 8, 2019

International Miniature Quilt Exchange



The beautiful quilt on the top was made by Jean Ameduri of St. Louis, Missouri. I am the lucky owner in a quilt exchange.
I created A Journey to India over the past year and included hand embroidery, buttons, beads, sequins, shisha mirrors, and trims.

I met Jean at the International Quilt Festival in Houston last November while admiring The Quilt Show special exhibit of The International Miniature Quilt Exchange. Jean has exchanged over 300 quilts!

Friday, August 30, 2019

Just When The Caterpillar Thought His World Was Over...

The quilt depicts the caterpillar to butterfly life cycle includes the leaf, leaf with eggs, the eaten leaf that feeds the caterpillar, Chrysallis and emerging butterfly.
The circle represents the world and the bar code is to count blessings!
It was designed in Make the Cut software. A circle and bar code were Boolean joined. Node editing from lines into curves provides a path for caterpillar to transform into a butterfly. It was cut with my electronic cutter and free motion embroidered and quilted.
12”x 12”

A 3D Star's Undulating Path





Created for Curated Quilt’s Black and White Mini Challenge
13.5”x13.5”  

Saturday, August 17, 2019

The Cancer Journey




The difficult Cancer journey from diagnosis to treatment is both a physical and an emotional roller coaster ride. It requires courage, faith, strength, support, and hope as patients also deal with anxiety and uncertainty. Counting blessings and living now can provide a greater appreciation of life. The dragonfly signifies strength, and the wishing well anticipates a cure.

Materials:
Cottons, fiberglass window screen, lace, lame, net, silk tie, ric rac, and trims.

Techniques:
Applique, die cuts, hand embroidery, machine embroidery, machine quilting, painted dragonfly, stamping. Text designed in Make the Cut software and printed on fabric.

16”x 20”