Postcard Prints

Wednesday, 2. September 2015 5:58 | Author:

I love postcards. I’ve been wanting more prints of my art quilts. I tried them on fabric and they are okay but not quite what I was hoping for.
These postcard though are adorable. Perfect for sharing joy with friends and family or keep them for yourself and display them in your home or office.
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Finds Peace Hiking

Tuesday, 1. September 2015 6:47 | Author:

boots and walking sticks – this girl is ready to go
A floral long sleeve shirt and a pretty kerchief on her head.
She finds peace while hiking (5.5” x 11”)

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Put a Bird on It

Monday, 31. August 2015 5:33 | Author:

This is another quilt inspired by a bird themed guild challenge.
I sketched the girl with wavy hair and a bird in a nest of flowers upon her head.
I love Anna Maria Horner fabrics, she has a fantastic print with this bird on a tree limb and there are oh so many flowers in her prints to fussy cut. I used my large handwriting print for the girl’s skin and hand marbled fabrics for her hair.
Put a Bird on It (11” x 15”)

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Creates Her Own Fun

Sunday, 30. August 2015 5:24 | Author:

play every day : : she creates her own fun
keep a happy heart : : dance and be silly
greet each day with a smile : : be brave
These paper girls have a long ribbon hanger attached to them so they can be hung from a door knob. Way better than a do not disturb sign, these remind you to be fabulous or have a fantastic day.

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Commission – Baby Quilt

Saturday, 29. August 2015 6:40 | Author:

A local lady asked me to use her grandmother’s embroidered linen and my usual style to create two quilts.
This one is for a baby. Her grandmother had created 7 nursery rhyme pieces that seemed perfect for a baby.
Since the baby is named Ford, we discussed adding trucks to the quilt.
Baby Ford’s parents are journalists so I used a text print for the trucks and the sashing.
The quilt is backed with this Dr. Seuss print, quilted with concentric squares and bound with rainbow stripes.
I call this quilt Newspaper Trucks and measures approximately 45” x 50”.

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Tasting the Berries

Friday, 28. August 2015 6:15 | Author:

A basket full of berries
This girl just has to sample a few
Tasting the blueberries is part of the harvest (9” x 12”)

Blueberry seems has come to end here but I’m still enjoying blueberry jam!

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Blue Heart Bike

Thursday, 27. August 2015 6:03 | Author:

A basket full of hearts – a few blowing out
The background is quilted with words like “ride happy,” “joy on a bike” and “bike happy” before the bike appliqué is added.
Blue heart bike (14” x 9”)

This is what the back looks like. Some day I hope to stitch a bike like this without the appliqué on the other side.

You can make your own bike quilt with a Bicycles pattern.

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Tiny Art

Wednesday, 26. August 2015 6:40 | Author:

joy : adore : hello
adventure today : wish : hope
true : dream : bloom
love : explore : hi

Each tiny art quilt measures 3.5” x 4.5”. They doodle stitched with thread and free motion stitching, colored with pigment ink pens and heat set.

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Soul Sings as She Dances

Tuesday, 25. August 2015 6:40 | Author:

She pauses in motion
as she dances across the floor
Her soul sings as she dances (8” x 10”)

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Share Joy

Monday, 24. August 2015 6:25 | Author:

This was created for a bird theme challenge. The bird fabric makes a great shirt on this quilt, but I think I’d like a whole skirt of this.
I like seeing the finishing quilt next to the sketch. I decided to use my handwriting fabric instead of a stitching on blank fabric as I thought I might when sketching.
Share Joy (12” x 12”)

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