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Sunday, July 31, 2016

Art Quilts Around the World - Vision Board

The theme for art quilts this time was vision board.  I have made a vision board before, but not for along time.  I have to admit it took me some time to figure out what to make.  I guess I do tend to overthink these things.  Here is a vision board I made a few years ago.

Mostly it is a collage of words and pictures from magazines.  It's fairly large though and since these art quilts are only 11.5" x 16.5" I went with only one subject.  Travel!  Who doesn't want a vacation right.  My husband and I want to take a trip to Iceland and Scotland.  His mom's family is Icelandic, my mom's family was Scottish.  So it's a trip to our roots.

I decided to collage my fabric.  I cut bits from each of these fabrics to use in my collage.  Can you figure out what came from which fabric?

Here is the collage of pieces.  This has paper cutouts of the plane and the words so I could see how it would fit.

Here it is after the quilting.  I should have made the letters in a more contrasting fabric. I was influenced by some photos I have seen of Iceland and Scotland.  Can't wait to find this waterfall when we go there, or see a castle or two surrounded by trees in Scotland.

And finally with the binding. 

 Now the idea is I hang this somewhere we will see it everyday and the potential will be realized before you know it.  Can't wait to make quilts from our photos.  Don't forget to hop over to the Art Quilts blog to see the wonderful vision boards created by these very artistic people.

Have a creative day

Wednesday, July 27, 2016

Playing catch Up!

Spring/Summer is always a difficult time to keep up with my blog.  I am too easily distracted by the view out my window.

or by the Row by Row Experience
This one is from Sew With Me in Woodbury, MN.  I need some names for the book titles yet.

Had to get the license plate too!

My sister sent this one to me!

I've been doing the Minnesota Quilter's Mystery Quilt designed by Kristin Lawson.  I won't be able to show you the completed quilt because she uses this mystery with other groups.  Here are my blocks for January-July.  The background is dark brown, I really like my colors for this one.

I also did a mystery quilt with a Facebook group designed by Gyleen X Fitsgerald.  You can purchase the pattern for this one.  It is on my longarm right now so I can't show you the whole quilt.  It was all done with scraps.  It's called Bricks, Cobblestones and Pebbles.

I'll have a new quilt for Art Quilts Around the World next Monday.  Be sure to check back.

Of course when I go to look for the row by row patterns I can't just get the patterns can I?  I bought this pattern at Sew With Me in Stillwater, MN.  I am almost finished with it, have to sew the ruching and the flowers by hand and than I can make the pillow back.  I think it will really brighten up my house for the summer.  This is called 'Slice of Summer' by Kimberbell.

And last but certainly not least I did enter The Cherrywood Challenge.  I am proud of myself for finishing.  When they had the Wicked challenge I bought the fabric but never even made anything with it.  So, I was determined to get it done this time.  It didn't make it in but I have seen a few of the ones that made it and Wow!  I can't wait to see them in person.  I still have much to learn in my journey but am enjoying the process.

I have also entered a quilt for consideration in AQS Des Moines.  Wish me luck I'll find out in August.  This is a first for me so I guess it is good just to try something new right.
Have a Creative Day