Thursday, February 14, 2019

SAQA Spotlight and Benefit Auction

Studio Art Quilt Associates (SAQA) has two auctions a year, the Spotlight Auction is held during the annual conference and the Benefit Auction is held in September. I have both of the pieces I'm donating ready to go, I just have to go to the postoffice.
Oak Leaf
This will be mounted behind a mat with a 5 x 7 opening and is for the Spotlight Auction.

Pink and Grey Abstract
12 X12
This one is for the Benefit Auction.

72  days of Landscapes 

This weeks landscapes actually reflect what has been happening here. First snow, several inches, then melting snow and the last two are of the current grey skies rain and mud.

Day #39
hand dyed fabric and hand made paper

Day #40
A snowy day
cotton eyelet and hand made paper with botanicals

Day #41
White fabric, hand dyed tissue paper, dyed fabric and hand stitching

Day #42
hand made paper, one in blue the other with botanicals added

Day #43
dyed cheesecloth, handmade paper and hand stitching

Day#44
Hand dyed cotton and cheesecloth 

Day #45
Hand dyed fabrics and stamped trees.

2019 Weekly Leaf wk#7
A botanical print on a piece of vintage damask tablecloth





2019 Daily Stitching Days 39-45






I'll be linking up with "Off the Wall Friday" and "Slow Sunday Stitching".

Thursday, February 7, 2019

Halfway Through the 72 Landscapes

I've now gone past the halfway mark on my 72 Days of Landscapes and they still surprise me everyday, I keep pulling things out of my stash and they keep inspiring me.

Day#32
watercolor crayons and hand dyed fabric

Day #33
handmade paper, hand dyed fabric and pen

Day#34
hand dyed fabric, screen print 

Day #35
watercolor crayons and discharged fabric

Day #36
hand dyed fabrics, screen prints and painted and melted tyvek 

Day #37
dyed paper towel, hand dyed fabric, chenille threads

Day #38
dyed paper towel, discharged fabric, white gel pen

I also used up some more scraps for another donation quilt top. A very generous friend gave me some fabric to back this one and also for a border and backing on the one I posted last week. It's forecast to snow this weekend so it may be a good time to get them quilted.

2019 Weekly Leaf wk #6
One of last weeks Solarfast prints.



2019 Daily Stitching days 32-38




I'll be linking up with "Off the Wall Friday" and "Slow Sunday Stitching"

Thursday, January 31, 2019

Taking advantage of a sunny day


I had a pack of 5 inch squares that I had purchased for a donation quilt so I spent some sewing time getting it this far. I need to add some borders to make it a bit larger.

 We've had sunshine and unlike many parts of the country it's been quite warm (at least for January). I took advantage of that sunshine, used some black solar fast and printed a few leaves. At least one of them will show up soon as a weekly leaf.
The top two are on vintage silk drapery fabric, beige on the left and pink on the right. The bottom one is on a handed gold cotton. These were in my pile of fabrics that I keep ready to print, all torn to size and ready to go.

2019 Weekly Leaf #5

A botanical print on silk noil




2019 Daily Stitching days 25 - 31
This is how it looks after one month.





72 Days of Landscapes, days 25 -31

day #25
watercolor crayons, stencil, paint sticks

day#26
hand dyed cottons

Day #27
recycled security envelopes, hand dyed cotton

day #28
hand dyed cotton, painted and melted tyvek, heavy threads

watercolor crayons, embroidery stitches

hand dyed cottons, silk and cheesecloth

hand dyed cottoned silk, silk has burnt edges, stitches

I'll be linking up with "Off the Wall Friday" and "Slow Sunday Stitching", do check out what others are creating.