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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 quilting arts. Show all posts
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Saturday, April 16, 2011

And... the Winners Are...

Wow!  
Thanks for knocking my socks off with your comments.  
I'd show you a picture of sockless feet... but who really wants to see THAT... so I put them back on... 
 (aren't you glad!) 
Here's a picture of my very cool and stylin' "Duck Socks" --
 a birthday gift from my Sis Lisa.  
Aren't they CUTE?!!  
(You don't know how hard I am resisting the Quack jokes)
Anyway, she got them for me to quilt in, 
as I like to quilt without shoes! 
Okay...  on to the major feature of today's post. There were eleven comments, and so pretty good odds on winning something, I'd say! And I decided to sweeten the pot.  Cleaning does have it's rewards!  I found two extra copies of a favorite resource; free downloads from Quilting Arts, entitled: "How to Bind A Quilt: 12 NEW Quilt Binding and Finishing Methods for Your Art Quilts"  -- in color!  And great color, I might add; had them printed at Staples awhile ago, and just found that I had a couple extras from give-a-ways at classes. Three-hole-punched even!
Then... two fat quarters of my hand dyed fabrics.
One in blues and pinks (above) and one in a pinky-coral-orange combo (below):
And .... yardage of my hand-dyed rayon ribbons.  There are three of these sets in two-yard bundles, containing at least two colors, (or more!) and at least one yard of each. 
 And lastly... six YoYo's!  There are four large ones, and two smaller ones... all in spring pastels. 
It kinda started to feel like I should be singing the song "The Twelve Days of Christmas" -- but we'll just say Happy Easter! I hope these are pleasant surprises for you all, as it was sure fun for me! Oh!  YOU you want to know WHO won WHAT?  Drum roll....
1. Terri Stegmiller --- Jane Davilla's Surface Design
2. Mary Ann Van Amp---  Sculpted Threads Book
3. Noeletta --- Fenced In Pattern by Laura Heine
4. Pamela --- QA Binding Resource
5. Holly --- QA Binding Resource
6. Linda Sue --- Fat Quarter  in Blue/Pink
7. Happy Cottage  ---  Fat Quarter in Pink/Coral/Orange
8. Joanne Sharpe --- Hand-dyed ribbon
9. Semansky --- Hand-dyed ribbon
10. Robin --- Hand-dyed ribbon
11. Annette --- Yo-Yos

Remember... if you are an anonymous commenter, you must  email me your physical mailing address (through my profile on the blog) by Monday, April 18th at 8pm.  Please allow a week for me to get everything together and mailed to you, free of charge, of course.  If I missed anyone, please let me know!

THANK YOU for sharing with me; it was much joy for me, and I hope it was for you, too.  May you all know God's abundance and grace.  Have a great weekend! 


Thursday, December 30, 2010

"JOY" Art Quilt



During the Christmas season we celebrate the grand night God came down to earth as baby. And perhaps to the rest of the universe the event looked merely like an astounding humiliation...

God, the Creator of all, became man, taking the form of a human body; a somewhat ordinary and perhaps unimpressive thing to some of us. He endured life as we do; he knows our sorrows, our temptations, how broken we really are... He came to us both as God and as a man.. enduring a confining life, and more importantly, as the ultimate sacrifice for us, dying a grisly death on the Cross.  The Apostle Paul points to this death to show that God can take even the darkest moment in history and turn it into JOY.The cross, and Jesus' triumph over death, prove that nothing is powerful enough to stamp out a reason for joy. "JOY in the LORD" as Paul says. 
And so, "Joy Comes in the Morning" is the inspiration of this  art quilt. 
Razzle Dazzle in gold, on top of the painted and stamped tissue paper surface
Heavy bobbin play really lends itself to this detail of "pebble stitching" giving it much presence and... impact!

 Psalm 30:5 "... weeping may endure for a night, but Joy Comes in The Morning."

SAVE... and savor the flavor of those beautifully tinny foils leftover from candies... they are part of the fun and joy of this little art quilt, and notice them peeking out from under the fabric paper?!  I LOVE it!

My husband really thought I had lost all my marbles when I scolded him (well not really) when he wadded up the foil wrappers from the chocolate candies as he ate them... I saw all these tiny balls of foil rolling around on the coffee table, and brought them to his attention, saying: "No, No! My love, you MUST flatten them!"  Now I have to just find a place to STORE them!!!
Little Quilt... BIG joy!
This technique is part of a book "Mixed Media Explorations" from Beryl Taylor, also available from Quilting Arts.... and yes, I have found joy also in making "Fabric Paper Quilts." Can't wait to make more!  Save those gum wrappers, letters, tissue papers...what a great jumping off point in this new year for more embellishment fun and joy...
May your faith increase as you look to a new year...  knowing your JOY will come in the morning! 
Happy New Year!
May you know and live in all of God's blessings today, tomorrow and forever.




 

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