Sunday, January 24, 2016

New Itajime and Arashi Shibori Quilt

Here is a picture of my newest quilt all sewn together.  I can see lots of great places for hand stitching on this one.

Below is a closeup.

Monday, January 18, 2016

Reversible Tote Bag

The other day, Saturday to be specific,  on Laura Kemshall's blog, she had a great post on making an easy reversible tote bag. Instructions are here:

Here's a picture of mine. Since I was using two lightweight fabrics, I added interfacing to one of the them so the bag would be more sturdy.

Tuesday, January 12, 2016

Elephant Seals, Beautiful Stenciling and Family

Sorry I did not get to post a blog this weekend.  Nor, did I get to any artwork. Oh well, I did have a great time however. My oldest brother,  sister-in-law, and nephew from Michigan were visiting us.  They had not been out here for about 9 years.We took them to two missions, three wineries and the show at the SLO museum where my art quilt is hanging as part of the "Off Kilter" exhibit by the Cutting Edge Fiber Art Group. We also took them to see the elephant seals on the beach near Hearst Castle.  They were really incredibly interesting.

Here's the whole group of us at our house.  We had a wonderful, long overdue visit. 

 Some beautiful stenciling from the San Luis Obispo Mission.

The largest Elephant Seal we saw on the coast.  They can get up to 5,000 lbs.  Watching the interactions between them, the females and the pups was really incredible.

Saturday, January 2, 2016

Planning New Shibori Quilt

This is what I sewed together late last night, thinking it was pretty good. 

This morning it didn't look as exciting as it did last night, so I did this:

Then I pinned up this variation:

Followed by this last variation:

So if you are looking at this, please give me some feedback as to what you think is most interesting, 1, 2, 3 or 4.  I'm leaning towards 3 or 4.