Friday, August 28, 2015

New Projects

I've been playing around with a new jacket design and the two fronts are finished and I am about to start the back. The drawing is the back's design. It will continue to have the vertical lines and miters at the hem. I was standing in the light which made the left side in shadow when I shot this picture. Live and learn. Silk Garden and periwinkle superwash merino. At this point I think there will be a button band added to close the jacket.
I've also gotten the bug to sew some more tunics, since I recently found a bunch of great comfy leggings, the new replacement for sweatpants! No sweatpants allowed in my wardrobe. 

 I have all these new batiks (and some vintage ones) which I can use for the tunics I plan.
 Notice the little toes standing on the stool to photograph the stash.

Saturday, August 22, 2015

Layerings #3

Layerings #3
Hand dyed cottons, stamping, stencilling and ink drawing, fused, machine quilted and mounted on a painted wood panel. $100 Email me.

 Some time ago I made a bunch of black and white fabrics, just for fun, and now I am having that fun using them.

Friday, August 21, 2015

Layerings #2

Layerings #2
Hand dyed cottons, silks, ink on cotton, fused and machine quilted, 10 x 10". Mounted on painted wood panel.
$100 Email me.

This shot was taken in daylight vs. indoor light. A slight difference in color. 

Thursday, August 20, 2015

Layerings #1

Layerings #1
Hand dyed cottons, silk, painted fabrics, fused, machine quilted and mounted on painted wood panel.
$100 + shipping. Email me.

 This marks the beginning of a series of small works based on improvisational composition, using layers of color, shapes and movement, supported by quilting.

Wednesday, August 19, 2015

Mitered Diamond Jacket #18

Jacket #18. It is made from Tupa silk/merino and Cascade Casablanca wool/silk/mohair. The drape is lovely, and it is lighter in 'warmth' making it better for wearing indoors. $125 including shipping. SOLD

Monday, August 17, 2015


Hand dyed cottons, fused, machine quilted.
12 x 16" mounted on painted wood panel.
$100 plus shipping.
Email me.

Saturday, August 15, 2015

Hot Cakes #2

Hand dyed cottons and silk, commercial prints, fused, machine quilted, and mounted on a painted wood panel. 12" square. $100 plus shipping.
Email me.

Friday, August 14, 2015

Yellow Affair

Yellow Affair
cottons including hand dyes, machine pieced, unquilted, 47x62".

I disassembled yesterday's effort and used the pieces as highlights to design this larger work. As I look at the cropped sections above, I can see these are individual art quilt designs.  So with this top one gets four compositions in one.

Thursday, August 13, 2015

Scrap Play

 I sewed lots of scraps together and it left me with one thought: What a mess!
While colorful, it has no focus, and so I finally remembered Less is More.
But there are interesting small compositions within this piece, and if I disassembled them and balanced them with some plain color in larger pieces, I could have the start of some better work.