17 april 2015

Thread skeching

As I said before I really enjoyed the Pixeladies classes in Photoshop Elements, it's very interesting to see what you are able to do when you manipulate a photo. I've tried to make some sketches of buildings typical from the Southern part of Sweden. This one is 12" x 12" and doesn't fit my ink jet printer but I managed to print on Soluvlies which I then attached to soft linen. It's machine and handstiched and then the Soluvlies is rinsed away.



 
 
I also made adjustments on a flower (don't remember its name) which I printed on an Inkjet Fabric Sheet and finally made some thread sketching.
 
 
 
I link this to Off the Wall Friday, hope you will take your time to visit Nina Marie's blog.

10 april 2015

Exhibition

My Art Quilt Group had an exhibition during Easter. We hang our art quilts in an old orangery and it was extremly cold and no heating. But apart from that the exhibition was a success and we had around 1400 visitors during these four days. Our exhibition was part of a lager annual one which take place in the area between Uppsala and Gavle. I was lucky to have two art quilts sold and we all had lots of positive feed back.

Today I was very happy when the postman arrived with Leni Levenson Wiener's book Thread Painting, very much needed as I'm starting a new project.

It's Friday and I link this to Off the Wall Friday, hope you will take your time to visit Nina Marie's blog.


Keyed Fiddles were played in front of my shimmering quilt (Söderfors Brukskapell)


"Linjer III", handdyed and discharged
 


27 mars 2015

What's going on

A couple of weeks ago I started to make an One Block Wonder. I had seen some very beautiful on Facebook and decided to use Philip Jacobs Brassica in gray. But I must admit it's no hit. I've just put some of the blocks on my design wall but they are very dull and the hexagons are boring to make. I've decided to make all blocks even though I'm tempted to stop now and let it be for a crib.  I'll be lucky when the quilt is finished.

One Block Wonder
Perhaps the reason is that I've picked out some fabrics for a Shimmering quilt? I Think the colors are great!

Another shimmering quilt?

My first one is ready, longarm quilted by Kerstin Andersson Sybutiken Pastellen, binded and labelled.

"Shimmer"

13 mars 2015

Shimmer

This might not be an art quilt but I want to show my finished top inspired by Jenny Bowker's quilt. I started in the beginninig of November last year before her pattern was available to buy and I can tell you I had a hard time to understand how to make the top as there is no regular block. Later I bought her pattern and it's very easy to follow her instructions and there is a faster way to sew all the halfsquare triangels which I made one by one.

Cropped, 64" x 80" in total
The top is now at my friend's as I have asked her to do the longarm quilting. Later I'll make another smaller one following Jenny's pattern. All the printed fabrics are Kaffe Fassett Collective and the rest from my handdyed stash.

It's Friday and I'll link to Off the Wall Friday, hope you will take your time to visit Nina Marie's blog.

6 mars 2015

Vårbäck

I've been finishing some art quilts as there will be a local exhibition in our library starting tomorrow. Three of my quilts will be exhibited. Then  during the Easter I'll have about ten art quilts in another exhibition Konst på väg. Six of the ladies in my art quilt group, Konstkvilt, will get together and show some of our quilts. This is an annual local exhibition and usually there are many visitors. I've just mounted "Vårbäck" (Eng. Small Spring Stream) for this exhibition. It's made from handdyed fabrics, discharged, stamped and finally hand- and machine-quilted.

"Vårbäck", 12" x 12"
 I'll link this to Off the Wall Friday, hope you will take your time to visit the blog.