Wednesday, April 27, 2011

A new applique pattern

Over the past few days I've been working on a new applique pattern.  It is always easier for me to design and create the prototype then for me to write up and publish the pattern and directions.  I'm always questioning whether I have included all the information needed and not assuming some aspect of the process.  It takes me more hours to write up the instructions then it did for me to design and create the piece.  The good news is once it's done, it's done.  So here it is...LIBERTY BANNER.

Liberty Banner 6" x 14"
  I am vending at the NC Quilt Symposium at Peace College in Raleigh the first weekend in June at which time I will have this pattern, and others available as pattern alone or with the wool kit.

Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Hot off the frame

I've been working behind the scenes on an abstracted geometric.  Today I finished the hooking.  My inspiration came from two sources, Nancy Crow and the Gee's Bend quilts.  The wools I used were leftovers from other projects that I separated into similar value piles and then overdyed them in bright colors.
Here it is...


Sunday, April 10, 2011

Saturday, April 9, 2011

Dyeing with my best buddies

A couple of years ago I was lucky enough to be included into a very talented group of rug artists.  Our mission: To stretch the borders of our craft, free ourselves from preconceived rules, and inspire each other to venture out and explore the possibilities of our craft.  We meet twice a year and this week we are in the Georgia mountains.  Today we were dyeing a color wheel using prochem dyes.  We used 2 yellows, 2 reds and 2 blues.  Here are my good friends hard at work.  I'm behind the camera.