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I love creating art. I love the Creator! And through that love, I find a little slice of heaven on earth and I give Him all the glory! It's a great adventure and I'm excited to see what's around the bend! Come join me, won't you?
Showing posts with label Rachel. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Rachel. Show all posts

Thursday, March 17, 2011

Give Thanks

In honor of St. Patrick's Day! And a verse from Colossians 2:15 which my hubby is studying. (bonus!) It says "Let the peace of Christ rule in your hearts, since as members of one body you were called to peace.  And be thankful."  That is the verse that is embedded into this piece.
leftover paper towel used to wipe up paints, foil from candy...bible verses and a thank you note!
Black King Tut thread is used for the hearts, and around the motif "enjoy."

A thank you note from my 'Rachella' aka Rachel is underneath the hearts, and the inspiration for this piece.

"Joy is the feeling of grinning on the inside!"




May you know and live in the peace of Christ!  Amen. 


Tuesday, January 4, 2011

REJOICE for RACHEL

"REJOICE for RACHEL!"

This is the first quilt in a series I am planning... dedicating an art quilt to each of several Sisters and Friends.


REJOICE!  That's what I feel everytime I see this lovely young lady, RACHEL. I rejoice! So this art quilt is dedicated to her!  (And it is her birthday gift too!)  This young lady was part of a girls basketball team that won their school's first-ever Class C basketball championship several years ago - their highschool has only 32 kids in it!  She now plays college basketball at MSU-Bozeman, MT.  (GO BOBCATS!) Charming, warm-hearted, strong, faithful, and FULL of  vibrancy our Rachel is... beautiful, athletic, and a good friend to others;  she's a hard worker,  (see how she can help her Uncle John vaccinate cows!)  

That vaccinating gun is "hot!"
Charming, and warm-hearted!  I am so fortunate to know her, and we and the rest of the girls have an awesome blessing of spending time together at Flathead Lake whenever we can. Moms and girls... we've had the huge blessing to share some absolutely fabulous memories together! I love you Rach! 

It's a fairly small quilt; approximately 8x10" is painted on a muslin base using tissue paper, and acrylic paints.

Free motion couching adds dimension and texture in a very free-wheeling way!  Lovely fabric flowers are fused on.  Heavy bobbin play in pink for added visual interest.  By now you know there is lots on this blog about Bobbin Play, couching, metallic threads! 

I loved this sweet little birdie posed on a "wire" or branch of decorative stitches! This quilt is finished with a very "free" bound edge... the fabric is simply folded over, and stitched somewhat randomly!  FUN FUN FUN!
Detail of Bird and Decorative stitches in "RACHEL"
I really had to challenge myself to get out of that 'perfect box' --- it truly is entrapment!   So I let my stitches BE imperfect, meandering, and decided I could just do a decorative stitch and STOP in the middle of the line if I felt like it!

OH... AH... how I really ENJOYED doing it!  Couching... bobbin play... no 'perfect' plan... just being... FREE!  Much like Rachel!

I love her freckles and pearls... right at home on the ranch!

Detail of Free Motion Couching onto the Fabric Flowers --- HOW FUN IS THAT!


Thank you Lord, for Rachel!  Bless her as she continues to grow, learn and be your LIGHT! Amen!

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