state blocks

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good morning all! i find it interesting that there are quilt blocks, even from long go, that reflect where we live, where we have been, and maybe…where we are going…

currently we live in the state of virginia, and have lived in…Imageyup, California…

Imageconnecticut…Imagecolorado…Imagenew york…Imagemichigan…Imagealabama…Imageohio…and…Imageindiana….and i was born inImagewest virginia!!!!

now, can you tell me a story of your life in quilt blocks?

until next time…

remember…

fiber feel, fiber love, fiber art…create

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“apronology”

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in a jaunty group , in an area where we used to live…

the challenge for a sub-group, the art quilt group, we were to make an apron/s using new and repurposed items. well…after consideration…i decided to use this fabric that i had won as the base for the apron. i used it because it reminded me of the colors in our wedding. then the white organza apron was left from my first wedding, the servers wore these. the lily of the valley and the ribbon were attached to a box that housed our wedding cake serving pieces/utensils.and, finally, you will see the label! yes, even aprons deserve labels, just like our other works of art!!!!

do you label? tell me your story!!

…and , how does the new header for the blog spot translate? i am looking for eye catching and appealing…

until next time,

remember,

fiber feel, fiber fun, fiber art…

get out there and create!

 

denim and peacock blue!

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good afternoon! hope this finds you all well and happily quilting and crafting!!….

this lovely little clutch was made five years ago now. included in the embroidery unit programs of my machine is this gorgeous design. i am totally in love with peacocks and my hubbin’s niece was venturing out to college, studying arts, so i decided to combine the two and make her a clutch for the nights she went out with friends. inside is a pocket for her lipstick, one for her cell phone and the lining is monogrammed…waaaay too cute for words. she fell in love with the bag and i do hope she still has it! will have to ask for sure.

the weather here is typical pre-spring…windy, rainy, cool yet comparitively warm, to last week that is. my darling yard art peacock will not stay standing. guess he is hunkering down to weather the storm…sorry, i could not resist.

valentine’s day is around the corner and i have been very busy getting the valentines together for the youngest in the families, and their parents, of course. i hope they enjoy them. we are short of funds this year, but something handmade from poppi and mimi are always appreciated. and that surely beats candy for the babes, though i am sure they would disagree.LOL!!!

so until next time…

remember…

fiber art, fiber feel, fiber fun…create!

is spring in the air yet?

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ain’t it sweet? and such a lovely little reminder that spring is indeed around the corner. this time of year is the hardest on me. i am tired of winter and the cold, but mostly tired of the lack of sun! maybe i should make a sun filled quilt…think i will do just that…more to follow!!

Mother and I have had a tough winter with respiratory infection after respiratory infection…hope this next storm has spring, at least some sunshine behind it!! anyone else feel the same?

think i shall adjust my attitude and make some pretties to share with you all…stay tuned! and please share your pretties…

until next time…

remember…

fiber feel, fiber art, fiber fun…create

love is in the air!

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oh yes it is!

my DH’s sister was born on valentines day and she has settled down with a man who’s birthday is on the 15th! so one year i was just beginning the quilting and fiber art journey, an ddiscoered “snippets” . it is a fun technique and one can design many different “quilts”. they had purchased an old farmhouse setting alongside a creek bed, with deer visiting, and all manner of birds…so…nice wall hangings to begin with were what they needed to fill wall space. and as the universe would have it, this class came along and voila’!

fusing and freemotion quilting were taught in this class. what a blast! and a twofer to boot!

have you tried this technique? i have taken this a few steps further, now, with having taken a class with Yvonne Porcella. and having read many books and articles by people who use the fusing techniques for their creations. limitless possibilities…

so until next time…try fusing…you will get stuck!

remember…

fiber feel, fiber art, fiber fun…

an oldie but a goodie!!

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i love this vest…even though i have lost 80 lbs i still wear it!!! fun, pink, blue, doilies, feminine, roses, flowers, stacked vintage buttons…let’s see what other words?!

yes, i am a sap for florals, any size , as long as they are pretty in my eyes!

this was a totally fun project and i will do it again, after the last 40 lbs have disappeared…

hopefully this finds all in the creating zone and loving it. and on this super bowl sunday…i for one, sorry football fans, will be in front of the sewing machine, the computer, and at the cutting table…now that is FUN!!!!!

until next time…

fiber feel, fiber fun, fiber art…create