Saturday, August 27, 2011

8 Gilrs project

Well we met on Monday an showed our first cloth journal pages/fabric project we completed. Remember I did the dresses? Well I don't have a photo of what was done - but I do have a photo if what I did for the book I chose. I really enjoyed doing this and will have a lot of relaxing hours doing this type of thing to my little art quilt posted a little while ago. It is addicting. I will have photos of all our items/pages when we are done - that will be months from now but it will be here before we know it.

Hope you like it -

Saturday, August 13, 2011

bad girlz night

Last night I had the bad girlz over. We had fun making these dolls - First I had made up the little dolls with plain fabric. Then we decorated them in a type of fast forward roound robin type of thing. We had 7 minutes to add something to the doll then passed it to the next person until each person had worked on each doll. When we were done there was lots of laughing and stories about these little people/creatures. It was such fun. TTT & suzie glue should really use theirs as travel dolls. I think the other traditional travel dolls would be s jealous if they ever met! hahahaha

Sunday, August 7, 2011

I graduated today! - tee hee

It has been a fun and busy weekend. Yesterday a few of us met and worked on dolls, for the day. Such a nice day with friends. Then today, I became a proud graduate from "The Chicago School of Fusing". I took a class from Laura Wasilowski in Peninsula, OH. It was the Tiny Homes and Gardens class. Here is the quilt top I made today. The size right now is about 13"x11". It is nowhere near being done - I have to do all the handwork and the binding. Right now it is all fused - yep her quilts are all fused, then hand embroidering for details. My mom and I went to her lecture at the Lake Farmpark Quilt Show a few years ago and I have been following her blog ever since. (Artfabrik- see on my list of blogs). Laura dies all the fabrics and fibers for the quilts. Her work is colorful and joyful. These are Art Quilts - It is so freeing to make a quilt without all the measuring and precise-ness of conventional quilting. I LOVE conventional quilts, but cannot do the exact sewing, "piecing, etc. I was fortunate to take this class with (3) friends today too - which made it that much more fun.

If you EVER have the opportunity to take a class from Laura, try to do it. Laura is a great teacher, shares alot of information and is very entertaining too.

I am "art-ed" out....lots of creating for 2 whole days - and back to work tomorrow...... oh well - if I want to have the fun, I "gotta make the donuts".....