Tuesday, December 29, 2009

Jungle Kitties

Moose outside and Oslo hiding in the houseplants





And three of the new baby, Rocky as is Rockette, Rocket J. Squirrel, and Rocky Raccoon.  Currently wearing the Cone of Shame, as she had a fateful trip to the Vet last Wednesday, and would not leave the stitches alone.  She's a growing girl, although she would not appreciate a little watering!

Friday, December 11, 2009

Vote for Me! (My 100th Post!)

Oh Christmas Tree jacket, size small, is entirely pieced. NO cheater cloth here! Interestingly enough, only 2 solid fabrics in the whole thing: Dark green in the lattice areas on the front, and metallic gold lame'. All other fabrics are prints. A few details below:


There are two categories, Small Projects (which the jacket is in, although it was NO small project to make), and large bed-size quilts.


Here's the link to the main contest page with thumbnails or larger photos in both categories:
http://quiltinggallery.com/quilters-fun/holiday-traditions/


Here's the ballot itself:
http://quiltinggallery.com/2009/12/08/voting-now-for-the-holiday-traditions-quilt-contest/

Sunday, December 6, 2009

It's Snowing Down South

Or at least it was Friday night.
Banana trees across the street.



Roof tiles make a pattern across the other street.





Southern Magnolias with snow on the branches.


Snow creating patterns in the plantings at the Saturday Art Market. It was COLD! Not many shoppers out and about.

Frosty camellias.



By mid-morning, snow was sliding off the roof and into the plantings below.
Don't be surprised if it's 80 degrees next week. Stranger things have happened.

Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Triple Play

King of Pain

Quiltart's annual online journal quilt show here:
http://www.quiltart.com/triple_play/
Each participant made three 8.5 x 11 quilts with a common theme, hence the Triple Play title.
See the others at the link above.
I made three quilts back in January for the Quilting Arts "Rock On" Challenge, and had plenty of other ideas, so my three pieces in this online show are inspired by three more songs.

AND it made my day Wednesday when Karey Bresenhan, International Quilt Festival's Founder Extraordinare posted to QuiltArt, "...It's hard to pick a favorite, but three of the entries really captured my attention: Ellen Apte, Wendy Starn, and Els Vereychen. ..." What an honor to be singled out by Karey B. (She was also the juror for 500 Art Quilts, so I am doubly honored)!

Friday, November 13, 2009

Uh Oh another new baby


She appeared in the yard one day. Of course, my son picked her up and brought her inside to show me. She immediately decided she had a new daddy. Saturday, she managed to get in between the interior and exterior walls of the house where the water pipes go in for the washer. Apparently she got scared and started to climb until she was between the first and second floors. An extension ladder was required to rescue her and nail the siding back on the house.

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

A bit of fall color
















Not much color here yet, but a little bit is starting to come out. Most of the trees that change color will hold off for at least another month. All photos: Bluebonnet Swamp, Baton Rouge, Sunday, 11/8/09.

Saturday, November 7, 2009

Vote for Me!

http://www.handmadelouisiana.com/2009/11/vote-for-october-craft-long-winner-here.html

Vote at the above link for my scarf, Autumn Glory, pictured in the post directly below this one. this month's theme was Happy fall ya'll. Colorful leaves sunprinted in fall colors and overprinted in metallics are the epitome of autumn. This scarf also won a blue ribbon for miscellaneous handicraft at the Rapides Parish Fair.

Wednesday, October 28, 2009

New Scarves




Hand painted, sunprinted, and overprinted.
vote for this article in the Handmade Louisiana Craft-along, beginning Nov. 9. Theme: Autumn




Hand dyed velvet rainbow!

Friday, October 16, 2009

Eye of the Quilter





Looks like I was not accepted into this year's show in Houston, so I'm having my own little Salon des Refus├ęs.

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Bloggers Quilt Festival

The name of this piece is Vanishing Wetlands: Legislative Compromise.
I chose this piece because it is mounted on stretcher bars, and ineligible for many shows because it is mounted. It is made of black cotton. layers of green and brown netting, and 434 adhesive bandages, 1 corn pad, gauze, adhesive tape, spanish moss, and acrylic paint. It has 3 layers held together by stitching, and meets the definition of a quilt. Yes, it's an art conservationist's worst nightmare. But at the rate things are going here in Louisiana, it may last longer than the wetlands. This piece was originally made for a show at the Bluebonnet swamp Nature Center in Baton Rouge entitled Save Our Swamps.
Full size photo courtesy of John Hartgerink

Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Late Bloomer

Last of the spider lilies
First of the colorful leaves

And one daylily that defied mother nature and bloomed in October!

Saturday, October 3, 2009

Big News! Published in a Book!


Shady Lady and detail



Lark Books will be publishing 500 Art Quilts in spring, 2010. There will be 499 art quilts AND ONE OF MINE! Can you tell I'm excited? Can you guess how many typos I am making because my fingers are hitting all the wrong keys?


Link to Lark catalog: http://www.larkbooks.com/catalog?isbn=9781600590580

Original post with more info and a back detail: http://splendiferousfiber.blogspot.com/2008/10/shady-lady.html

Friday, October 2, 2009

Copper Leaves, Greens and Golds


Copper Leaves & details. Sunprinted with copper overprinting






Greens and Golds with details. Sunprinted, with pearl emerald overprinting and gold spatters.



More in the works.