Monday, December 23, 2019

Finished Quilting Marbled Fabric Quilt

I finished quilting my Marbled fabric quilt. This quilt came together so fast for me. Keep in mind I created the fabric in 2013. I could say, I've been planning it for the last six years, 
but you know that's not true. 

At first I had no idea how to quilt it. Outlining the shapes didn't really appeal to me.

Below are two closeup shots of the quilt.

I laid some clear plastic over the whole quilt and started doodling with an erasable marker until it showed me where it wanted to be quilted.

Friday, December 13, 2019

Marbled Fabric Quilt

I started a new quilt this week using some fabrics I marbled in 2013. If you have never experienced marbling fabric, I highly recommend it. It is a magical experience! When I was teaching art at the middle school, I loved seeing the students' reactions as they lifted their papers off of the marbling tub and flipped them over to see the beautiful designs they had created. They used the marbled papers to line the inside covers of small books they created. The outside covers of their books were hand stamped from blocks they carved and inked up.

Wednesday, December 4, 2019

Showing Scarves at Studios on the Park in Paso Robles

Studios on the Park will have their opening reception for the  "Hand Crafted for the Holidays" show this Saturday from 6 to 9 PM. There's lots of great hand-crafted gifts in the show, including some silk scarves made by me. Hope I'll see you there!