Thursday, June 30, 2011

Quilt Group in June

This month, our group met at Helen's. What a treat!

Everywhere you look, Helen has some wonderful treasure.

Here are the Christmas blocks for Teri. Can't wait to see what she does with all of them!

This is a new Half Square Triangle Quilt by Helen. I love the secondary white zig-zag!

Lori thrifted this Double Wedding Ring top, and was asking us how she should quilt it-we voted she should quilt it by hand. Or by machine. We all agreed it was a great find!

This is a very bad photo of Nan's Lost Sock quilt. Can I just say our grey Pacific Northwest lighting is sometimes a photo challenge?? Sorry Nan, this doesn't do your quilt justice.

But here's a slightly better photo of Nan's DWR quilt, which she machined quilted after owning it for only 10 years....

Dawn couldn't be with us, but she sent her NYC quilt for us to admire...

Make it a Wonderful Day!

Sunday, June 26, 2011

Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Eye Candy in the Big Apple

I think NYC is in the details... and these are just a few from two shops.....

Make it a Wonderful Day!

Sunday, June 19, 2011

Friday, June 17, 2011

Airport Art and a Blogger Fix

This is a reflector piece by Richard C. Elliot at the Seattle Tacoma Airport...

And on a different note, I've had trouble leaving comments on some today I researched it a bit...unchecking the "stay signed in" box seems to have fixed the problem! Have any of you had the same random problem? It was very frustrating to write a comment, only to be redirected back to signing in- an endless loop and no comment posted!

Make it a Wonderful Day!

Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Bundles of Love

That's a lot of love.

Yep. FORTY-SIX Bundles of Love to be exact. Fabric, yarn, and a few other sewing supplies all bundled up, heading to Afghanistan tomorrow. The boxes are now all loaded in the car, ready to drop off at the Post Office.
Thank you to everyone who cleaned out their cupboards one more time to share our abundance.

Do you want to help out? Go check out . You don't have to send forty-six. But I'll bet you and a friend could put together one! :D

Make it a wonderful day!

Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Going with the Flow

This piece, Going with the Flow, by Mark Rivera, is installed at the Sacramento, California Airport. Enjoy!

Make it a Wonderful Day!

Sunday, June 12, 2011

"Beaded" Leaves

(click on photo to enlarge...)

Have a Wonderful Day!

Thursday, June 9, 2011

More CD Weaving...

UPDATE: Go HERE for my CD Weaving Tutorial
Here are the CD weavings my students made. I love the variety!
Each student made at least one. As with every artist and every project, some worked more quickly than others. I cut out "needles" from plastic lids, then used a paper punch to make the "eye". The flexible needles were easy to use, and the large eye made threading easy enough even for my youngest students.

The artists changed yarns as frequently as they wished, but I encouraged them to finish the yarn on their needle just to avoid wasting it. The knot was tucked in under the weaving.

I attached the disks to each other in columns with twist ties. The top disk has a twist tie loop so the column can be push pinned to the wall.

The sign for one of my schools is made from a cake cardboard I happened to have on hand...

You can see how some of these are really dimensional. The thicker the yarn and the tighter the weaving is pulled, the puffier the piece.

Make it a Wonderful Day!

Tuesday, June 7, 2011

CD Weaving

UPDATE: Go HERE for my CD Weaving Tutorial
I think I'm addicted. Making these has been so much fun!

I've been weaving on CDs. I wanted to come up with a weaving project for my Art Club classes that we could do in a shorter time than when we've built looms.

Weaving with beads and wire was awesome...but after making this one, I decided it wasn't going to work with my Art Club kids. Wire can be a bit difficult for kids to manage.

But yarn was wonderful! I have a bin of yarn, most of it thrifted (Value Village), so we had the variety that made this so fun.

The CDs are ones I'd collected from kids a couple of years ago. When I asked for old CDs for a collage project, the kids brought in STACKS of them! So this was a good project using supplies I already had on hand.

These are the ones I made- I really had so much fun making them, and I kept wanting to try different yarn combinations. I'll post the AWESOME ones the kids made later this week.

Make it a Wonderful Day!

Sunday, June 5, 2011