Monday, August 17, 2009

World Quilt Show, Manchester, NH

I spent last Thursday afternoon, at the Mancusso show in Manchester. It was a fantastic show with wonderful fiber art from around the world. Shows like this are such an inspiration! Quilters' ideas are limitless. These shows make you want to try new mediums and expand your style. Congratulations to all who exhibited their work. Sharing your vision benefits us all.

Tuesday, August 4, 2009

Maine Seashells & Seaweed Mounted

Thanks for the feedback on the little seashell and seaweed piece. I have decided to mount it on canvas. I took 50+ digital photos yesterday, so I have plenty of new work to consider.

Saturday, August 1, 2009

Beach Series / From Photo to Fiber

Just finished a very small piece, for me. This one is about 13 inches square and I did not bind it, but did a zigzag stitch edge. I used a strand of pearl cotton under the zigzag, but can't see that it really made any difference. Someone gave this tip on the quiltart list, so thought I'd try it on a small piece. I don't know that I like this edge. I painted white fabric and trapuntoed the shells with a low loft batting. Feedback is welcome.