Wednesday, April 18, 2007

Pink things and Poppies...







I haven't been on here for a few days, but I am still creating. Plus weeding the front garden bed, which I finally gave up on and am going to go get some weed killer! There are so many of them, that it is overwhelming...In between the weed are all these gorgeous spring bulbs in full bloom..It will be really pretty when done. Plus I have been walking too and combine that with my naps, errands , housecleaning...you get the idea!



I am posting a couple of pictures...The quilt is a "Belle" quilt...I cant remember who makes the pattern but I have two of them. I want to get a third which is a "Hibiscus Belle"..The one posted is "Poppy Belle" and I have "Rose Belle" all pieced and partly appliqued...They all have the flower that they are named after on their heads. The rose one looked liked she had a big pink cow pile on her head so I bought some really bright fabric with gerber daisies on it and cut them out and I am going to applique those on...It actually looks better. I have a feeling that I just chose the wrong batik pink fabrics and it was too much....live and learn. I probably will finish her tomorrow.



I also did a 4x4 piece on(fabric) canvas. then I painted it and stamped and added fabric beads and quilting. I love pink anyway so this was right up my alley. I am not very good with beads but I am slowly incorporating them since I really enjoy them on other peoples stuff. I made the fabric flower following the directions from "Cloth, Paper, scissors." I didn't use a hoop though, just did each petal at a time with free motion. Then instead of sewing beads on, I used diamond glaze which I love...I also used ribbon to wrap the stem wire since that is all I had. I might group both pieces together like I photographed it and use the background fabric on a canvas.....My granddaughter who is five, loves my art and she loves pink....She has a new bedroom in a new house and I am making her a big pink kitty quilt so it would be cute with that.....



I had so much fun the other day trading Atc's on "Fabric atc's 1 to 1"....I forgot what fun it can be, and I know I will be getting some awesome mail in the next few days...I also have another round robin book on the way...Woo Hoo.....Till next time.....

2 comments:

primdollie said...

Fantastic!!!!! love the the little quilty one with the little girl and flower so adorable!!! and if need help with sewing the beads let me know very simple all it is is doing a back stitch!!!!!! or can add one at a time very simple!!! have fun these are fab!!!
Hugs Linda
off to work now!

Penny said...

Love, love, love all your fabric art! You do such beautiful work, I am in awe! I absolutely love all your detail, your stitches, your embellishments! GORGEOUS!