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.

27 februari 2015

PSE II

Min class in Photoshop Elements 13 part II has come to an end. I've learned a lot and I've enjoyed it very much!

Spider
 From my photo of a spider, which I've shown before, I've created two new pictures, really nice, aren't they - if you don't know they are spiders.

I've also made a new quilt from the same photo I've used before, this quilt is a bit larger 12" by 12" and mounted on canvas.

 
I'll link this to Off the Wall Friday where you can find other art quilt blogs.
 


6 februari 2015

PSE I

My class in Photoshop Elements I has finished and PSE II will start on Monday. I've made my first quilt from what I've learned - but it was really hard to make all photo adjustments I wanted.


This is also a small one, 8" by 8". It's a cropped and enlarged photo printed on linnen. The upper, golden part has an organza layer (synthetic) and is machine quilted, then I melted the organza and painted with Shiva sticks. The lower green part is first painted with Shiva sticks, then layered organza, machine stiched and melted. Some handstiches around the two dark lines. I'm so happy I took this class, it's really useful for me.

I link to Off the Wall Friday, hope you will take your time to visit the blog!