Sunday, May 21, 2017

Ceramic Ethnic Masks

Here are some of the first fired masks of my students for this year.  More to come in the next week or so. I can only fire about 25 in each kiln firing because they cannot be stacked or they fuse together from the glaze.

Makes me want to make a mask quilt.

Sunday, May 14, 2017

Quilting the Latest Project

         Happy Mothers' Day to all my readers who are moms. Both my sons visited today and my sweet husband did all the cooking  I had some time to start machine quilting my newest project, which was a great mothers day present in itself.  Finally got a variegated thread  I liked to work.

I'm machine quilting the dark fabric with many circles and am planning on hand quilting, and/or using embroidery stitches in the lighter inserts.  Not sure it that will work, but am giving it a try. Sometimes when the amount of quilting is not even, the quilt puckers funny.

Monday, May 8, 2017

Gold Quilt for PIQF Cutting Edge Show

Here's a picture of my quilt for our Cutting Edge's display at the October 2017 PIQF (Pacific International Quilt Show)  The theme for our exhibit is "Montana de Oro" but with a very loose definition. Quilts need to have gold color in them. I have not quilted it yet. The quilt is done using reverse appliqué technique.

The design in based on a photo of world's largest gold, copper and silver mine in Indonesia, the Grasberg mine. It consumes one half million acres of land.  I saw a story on the Rachel Maddow show months ago about the huge environmental issues with this mine due to the dumping of waste associated with mining.  Guess what?  Trump has ties to this mine and business conflicts. No surprise there. If you want more information on that just google Rachel Maddow Grasberg mine and Trump ties.