Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Sharpie/Alcohol Fabric Postcard Technique

Created the background by drawing with sharpie markers, then adding drops of rubbing alcohol . The colors migrated, and blended into each other and waited till it was dry. Printed the Awesome text from Make The Cut software onto vellum, then free motion quilted over it and tore away excess paper.

A very quick and easy technique.
Serged the edges, and then top stitched  fun yarns around edges.

Can't wait to see what I get back via this internet fabric postcard swap.

Tuesday, August 12, 2014

Brass wiremesh sun postcard swap

Sewed on brass wire mesh for appliqueing a sun for a Celestial theme fabric postcard swap on the internet.
Can't wait to see what I get back.

Friday, August 1, 2014

The Shell Game

The quilt is a result of three different challenges and will definitely become larger. The paper dolls represent the illegals at our border.

The "transparent" government is playing a shell game hiding the illegals across the country in order to "protect" their privacy. But they don't inform the American citizens and communities who will pay for the illegals.

Both political parties are pandering to illegals for their possible votes instead of protecting the American citizens they represent. Just who do US officials represent?  The government is burdening the American taxpayer without their consent for the illegal's housing, healthcare, education and other financial support.
Where are the illegals settling?
Who are they?  Children? Unaccompanied children? " Refugees"? Terrorists? Gang members?
Why are illegals allowed to break US laws and get rewarded instead of being returned to their home country?
If the illegals want to experience the American dream why not come here through the legal process and earn American citizenship instead of breaking and entering?

Friday, June 27, 2014

What Goes Around Comes Around: Life’s Infinite Struggles and Triumphs

What Goes Around Comes Around: Life’s Infinite Struggles and Triumphs will be on display at the Dayton International Peace Museum from June 29 through September 14, 2014 as part of the Peace Labyrinth: Quilting the Golden Rule show.

Peace Labyrinth is a series of 17 quilts displayed in a walk-through labyrinth format, which portray the teachings of the Golden Rule, Do Unto Others, in 17 major world faiths and humanistic philosophies.

My quilt was designed in Make the Cut software .

More show info :

Wednesday, June 11, 2014

Dare to Dance

Both of these quilts were recently published in the book, Dare to Dance by Mary Kerr, Schiffer publishing

Tuesday, June 3, 2014

April showers baby quilt

The text, April Showers, Bring May Flowers and Baby,were  baby shower decorations . They were printed in Make the Cut software in wireframe on Square one Masterpiece repositionable fabric and colored  and place on a patio door.I peeled it off the door turned it into a quilt as a lasting memory.

Wednesday, May 7, 2014

A Nurturing Grandmother

As I await the birth of my first grandchild any day now, I aspire to be as nurturing as my own grandmother who sacrificed a lot and taught me so much.

 Most family and friends have told me having grandkids is much more fun than having kids. I cannot wait to take on my new role as a loving grandmother!

Materials and Techniques
Heart body, arms, head and lips designed in Make the Cut software and cut with my electronic cutter and embellished with lock washers for the eyes.

The background :  acrylic and metallic paints, gold mica flakes, glass bead gel on canvas

Wednesday, April 30, 2014

A gift for our Opthalmologist

A gift for our opthalmologist who helped 4 members of our family with cataracts and lasik surgery. Included an eye chart charm along with his name on the cuffs. Made the gift bag with eyeglass fabric.

The hands forming the heart were designed in Make the Cut software.

Monday, April 28, 2014

Pop up handshake card

Designed in Pop Up Card Studio ..learnt how to do it in the Tuesday webinar. 
Makes a fun Thank You card!

More Postcard swaps

The bikes are for childhood memories swap. The hands are for  H is for...swap.

Recycled Pillows into wallhanging

Gift bags

Gift bag/ laundry bag made with a casing and a brass closure. The hole with the drawstring gathers and closes the bag very nicely!

Wednesday, April 23, 2014

More Magnets

The last one is printed in wire frame..the others in color. 

Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Personalized magnet shower idea

Personalized last names and initials are split Regal Fonts. They were designed in  Make the Cut  software and printed 4 x 4 " in wireframe. Shower guests colored and added embellishments like pearls and rhinestones. Some of the the backgrounds behind the name were embossed and inserted in 4x6 photorefrigerator magnet holders.

More glass flowers

Recycled bowls, plates vases into glass flowers!

Saturday, April 19, 2014

Watermelon baby

Pineapple wheels, melon head, blueberry eyes, mute button pacifier!

Thursday, April 17, 2014

Baby shower decorations

The  text (April showers bring May flowers) was designed in Make the Cut software using Jokerman font and was printed on Square One Masterpiece, a repositionable fabric that we placed on the patio door.         

The birdhouse text was cut  in vinyl. 

The clouds were made with tissue paper and the raindrops were cut out of glitter card stock and sewn on a variegated yarn. 

More bead and glass rain showers dangled from the ceiling.