Thursday, April 28, 2011

Crazy Art Quilting

I just have the ribbon flowers to do and I will be done with another corner.  I found a curious shell
bracelet at Joanne Fabric so I cut off  the elastic, and  I used them as a circle in the center filling them  with tiny drop beads.  Then I got crazy with the large ruffle shape sequins and walah!!   In the very center I used some velvet rickrak to make a flower (learned form Sharon Boggins and Allie Aller).

 Update on the yellow one.  I wasn't happy with it so I made some changes.  Took off the ribbon, added tiny beads around the center motif, blanket stitched the velvet.  blah blah blah

The purple is still my favorite... I added a few hot fix among the sequins in the background to give it  a little punch.   I am starting to talk to these things!!!                                       

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!

Sunday, April 10, 2011

Crazy Quilt Adventure

And so... it ends so quickly after waiting soooooo long for it  to begin!!!!!
Sharon Boggins three day class April 3,4,and 5 and the Adventure in Crazy Quilting
April 7,8,9,and 10.   

Every day there was a goodies waiting in your place in the classroom.
This is an example of one of the motif swaps... Thank you Gerry!!!  A beautiful hand painted vintage pearl button.

here's my name tag

Exhaustion prevails!!!  It was an honor to be in the presence of and learn so much from these great teachers...To name very few of the things we did-- how to stack a seam treatment, make some great flowers, and paint on velvet!!                                                                                                             
Yippee and hats off to, Sharon Boggons, Betty Pillsbury and Allie Aller.                                     

And of course a big THANK YOU to the mover and shaker.. great organizer, gracious and generous hostess the one and only Maureen Greeson.                                                
We think she is gonna organize another Adventure next year so don't make any plans for April 2012!!
P.S. I even got up in front of these gals and gave a mini talk on me me me (ha ha)..   Susan Elliott took loads of pictures of my new crazy art quilt and I am waiting with baited breath to see them!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!