Wednesday, November 28, 2012

A Re-Do

There was just something about the High Priestess top that bothered much so, I couldn't bring myself to stitch down the applique.  I finally figured out my issue with it,  so I ordered more fabric from Vicki. Then I  took the whole top apart and re- did it.

Tonight it is done and I am happy with the way it looks. So, tomorrow I'll start stitching  down the applique.  Still on track, to have it loaded before I go to Virginia the first week of December.

I'll post photos after the applique is stitched.

Sometimes, you need to listen to that little voice :)

Sunday, November 18, 2012

Sampson and Clyde

I finally got around to binding Sampson and Clyde, so I thought I'd post the finished photos.

First, Sampson

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and a close up

and Clyde

[caption id="attachment_2948" align="alignnone" width="300"] Clyde[/caption]

and his close-up

This has really been a fun series for me ...two left to go and Harvey is on the frame being quilted now.

Thursday, November 15, 2012

The Watchers

Today is the reveal for the Fiberactions group challenge "Neutrals".  The color palette could include black, gray,white, brown and beige. I wondered if with this shoulder injury I would be able to get mine done, but thankfully I made the deadline! The only things left to do are the label, sleeve and blocking. I also need to get better photos...these aren't the best.

A painted wholecloth: 41" x 40"

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Painted with fiber reactive dyes and Liquitex professional artists inks. Quilted with Superior and Wonderfil threads and filled with 2 battings...Quilters Dream Wool over Quilters Dream Puff.

I did take some photos during the process starting with the freezer paper masks on white PFD fabric

background color added

masks removed

Inspector Bouree

looks like he approves ;)

painting the details

and more

and painting done

on to the quilting...lots of threads tails to bury

and the details

notice the thread painted "ghost" birds? You may need to enlarge the photo to see them

and the back

Be sure to head over to the Fiberactions blog to see the others.