Friday, June 19, 2009

An Array of Cowgirl ATCs!

When I found out about ATCs, I dove right in. Finally, something I can finish in an hour or so! And what a great way to use my beloved cowgirl pictures from ArtChix Studio!

The only problem was, what do you do with a bunch of ATCs when they are done? I decided to string them together with leather laces and hang them on the wall, kind of like a little paper quilt! Yippee kai aye aye!

Friday, June 12, 2009

Mixed Media Wallhanging

A few years ago, I had the privilege of taking a class with D.J. Pettit. She is an excellent instructor who is very generous with her knowledge. If you ever have a chance to take a class with her, sign up! This little wallhanging is what I made in her class. We learned how to transfer pictures using liquid Sculpey clay and then we hand colored them. The rest is just hand stitching lots of fabrics, trims, charms, fibers, etc. together to make a little mixed-media quilt. I think it turned out rather nice!

Monday, June 8, 2009

The Scrap Quilt

The scrap quilt took about 10 years to make. Not that it was that difficult; it just spent a lot of time idle. The pattern came from a block-of-the month calendar (1996, I believe) and I thought "what a great way to whittle down my stash of fabric!" The plan was to make a block a month, but soon other projects got in the way. Years later, I finally completed it but I didn't like it. Back in the closet it went! One day, I got the idea to put sequins on it and that's exactly what it needed to go from ho-hum to wow!

The crow block was the first block I made.

July's block.

Cat and sewing notions.

A few more squares!

My favorite square.