Monday, April 25, 2011

Crazy Art Quilting ...

Well its taken some time to get back into the swing of things.  A few more circles are done.  The gold was inspired by the braid and the butterflys.

I love the mother of pearl leaves.  A find from Brimfield Flea Market.

I bought some of the delicious hand dyed velvet that Susan Elliott sold at the CQ Adventure in CT.  It is called Dye Candy sold on line Etsy.  The yellow is still under construction.  The fuzz you see if from the velvet... I have to clean it up a little.

The purple circle is also done using the same velvet (I bought it in all the colors she had!!). 
The inspiration for the flowers cut from the velvet was from the class I took with Allie Aller. 
After I cut the flowers out I edged them with tiny # 15 beads.
The silver one is all about wanting to use the large half circle vintage nail heads.

Well I have about 4 more to go before the last two corners are done!!  Then the fun of assembly begins!


  1. Absolutely gorgeous! Can't wait to see the finished piece!

  2. Another stunning post! It’s all so gorgeous, but the yellow is my favorite. It’s not as glitzy as the others, but right now the thought of yellow, sunshine, warmth.... (OMG, will spring EVER get here? Snow is forecast for us on Tuesday).... Beautiful work, as always, Shirlee!! Hugs, Cathy

  3. That purple one is so cheerful. Hope to see it all soon. Love, Reen

  4. The purple and the gold circles are my favorite... I put gold on EVERYTHING Your circles remind me of mandalas... I'm planning a block to showcase your swap piece...which I treasure... Gerry K.

  5. This entire piece is amazing. I think that it is quite unique and I can hardly wait for each installment. Wonderful, original, inspirational work!

  6. Just lovely as always! I would really love to learn this technique and your work has inspired me time and again, however I heard it is almost impossible to find a class.

  7. I LOVE what you did with the velvet Shirlee!! Gorgeous! You are SUCH a talent girl! Awesome!

  8. Beautiful, Wonderful. I can't find my words in English so in French Superbe, fabuleux....I love every thing. Please can you give us a lesson? I want to learn how you do all this fantastic job