Thursday, March 21, 2013

~ More Painting with Fabric ~

So ... after the Octopus, I decided to try my hand (and machine) at a
Sea Horse.

Once again the fun was out of control!

Picking the fabrics, designing my little equine friend and machine quilting her down were all delightful jobs.
It's funny because I didn't used to enjoy the machine quilting part.
That has all changed.

The size is the very same as my Octopus ... 25" wide x 36" long.
That is partly determined by the relatively small size of my design wall.

The astute eye will note that the same bright green fishes are swimming (probably to avoid becoming dinner) in all three of my Deep Blue Sea series.  Just in case you might want to hang them all together.

You can see them here on my Etsy Shop.

Thanks for all your sweet comments which have only encouraged me.

I guess that's the point though, isn't it?
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Friday, March 15, 2013

~ Painting with Fabric ~

When we last saw this guy, I was still covered in a bit of Christmas glitter and my back ached from putting away the decorations.
Let's just say that a lot has happened since then.

I made the decision last September that I was going to try and make some quilts with more of a painterly effect.  The only way to do this was to let go of the concept of turning them into patterns and just go with the flow.

And boy, am I am having fun.

This guy is the first in a series of three that I like to call Deep Blue Sea.

Sea Creatures that hang around beneath the surface.

I 'm naming this one Dinner for Eight.

If you can't wait to see the other two ... head on over to my Etsy Shop.

I have to spread these blog posts out, people.  This takes time.

I hope you are having as much fun as me.

But I doubt it.
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Monday, March 11, 2013

~ Neon Sand Buckets ~

This is the last of this series of quilts that I am putting up for sale.  This one was absolutely inspired by a trip to the beach where I took note of the fact that everyone there had purchased their sand pails from the same Target Dollar Bin.

It was an absolute delight to make this little number. These happy colors brightened every single day that I worked on it.

Dreaming of pinwheels at night ... also a bonus.

And now I want you to give her a loving home.

As before ... for this week only ... if you would like to purchase the pattern, it's on sale for a mere 4 bucks!

Go here for the quilt.

Go here for the pattern.

Go to Target to get your own sand pails and go to the beach!

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Saturday, March 2, 2013

~ belly up in blue ~

Although I am happy to announce that my grandson T turned 6 yesterday, the point of the picture above is to show you how my bar stools looked before I took some paint to them ...

Ta Da! This is how they look now.

I had the choice to carry the rather heavy bar stools down a flight of stairs to the garage to paint them ... or to leave them in the kitchen with a lot of wet wipes at hand.  Plan B it was and I'm happy to announce that nothing dripped that I couldn't wipe up.

I painted them the very color of my kitchen walls ... a pale, pale aqua ... which is about my favorite color in the world.

I love how they stand out against my dark cabinetry.  Truth be told, I wasn't totally enamored of those dark cabinets when I first moved in, but now the whole thing makes my heart sing.

I am thrilled with how they turned out.

And very thankful for Advil. 
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