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    Finished My Class, Here Are My Quilts

    I finished my quiltuniversity class and did four small quilts in the process. I have already posted one of them (the purple and green one.) Now here are the rest of them. The last one, with the irises, is going to have more irises added to it in the boxes today.

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    I really enjoyed making these quilts. They are all in the 18'x22" range in size and are made from hand dyed or screen printed fabric. The grey quilt has a little slhibori in it and the irises are drawn in with inktense pencils. The line quilt I hand painted with thickened dye.

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    Lovely work jb! Isn't it satisfying?!
    Urge all to look online at art made by El Anatsui. Totally amazing. Looks like modern quilting/tapestry until you take a close look.
    Went w my Bee to see this, a great quilt show, and yummy dinner in Brooklyn!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Julie1 View Post
    I finished my quiltuniversity class and did four small quilts in the process. I have already posted one of them (the purple and green one.) Now here are the rest of them. The last one, with the irises, is going to have more irises added to it in the boxes today.

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    I really enjoyed making these quilts. They are all in the 18'x22" range in size and are made from hand dyed or screen printed fabric. The grey quilt has a little slhibori in it and the irises are drawn in with inktense pencils. The line quilt I hand painted with thickened dye.

    jb
    Which class(es) did you take? I've got one coming up with Elizabeth Barton. I think it's called Dyeing to Design, or something similar. I'm also going to a quilt art retreat put on by Katie Pasquini-Masopust in Colorado in April to take a shibori dyeing and design class for 5 days. I won a scholarship to it! Nancy Crow will also be there.

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    I took the Dyeing to Design class and did all 4 of them. You have the opportunity to do a total of 5 small quilts in the class. It is a great class.

    jb

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    Petthefabric, I'm one of those people that doesn't know a lot about art, but I know what I like--and this I LOVE. I read Nancia's comment and am sorry to disagree with her. I hope you put a red and purple binding on your lovely piece.

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    I got distracted making some additional items for a one day craft fair that is coming up April 26th, so I haven't finished my quilt yet, but I plan on working on it tomorrow so I can have the space on the design wall. These are a few of the postcards I am going to take to the craft fair. I have to do the decorative stitching and bind these.

    dotcomdtcm: I love your crocus quilt. I have several coming up in my yard. They are so cheerful.
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    Wonderful postcards.

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    pollyjvan9~ it is perfectly alright to disagree with me! we all see things differently and petthefabric can take in all the suggestions and choose what fits her vision. i love that art creates dialogue between people who would otherwise not become involved with each other. to me that is the second most important reason to create and/or enjoy artistic expression. the red binding would lock the picture in and certainly be very striking. my thought was that a matching binding to the picture allows the imagination's eye to continue the vision past the limits of the piece.
    The only bad days are the ones you don't get.

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    Are your postcards laminated? They look shiny. And very nice!
    How about the April theme a bit early? It's still cold & I am inside.
    Dotty in NYC

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    Calling all the March projects!

    I hope that 'crazy' abounded in your creative work this month. Can we see some more of it please???

    Well now, dotcom you know the first of the month is the deadline........ If that drives you crazy you could do one more utterly insane work for the month...I will have the new challenge right on time for the 1st.

    I do feel sorry for all you guys enduring something less than a balmy spring though and so I have submitted some eye candy and a stunner of a cool idea below for you though.

    Here in Santiago we are having a gorgeous fall and I wanted to be in front of the picture window to enjoy it all but there was the dreaded clothes ironing that needed doing. Then in an expedition to the other end of town I discovered a wood craftsman and......

    Ta-dah! How about a chair that opens into an ironing board???? The back is on a long pin.
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    that is pretty slick! now i feel bad i only buy permanent press! lol, i do have a huge ironing board. i suppose it would translate into the queen's throne.
    The only bad days are the ones you don't get.

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    Great eye candy Suzie! Wonder if DH would want to make one for me? Hmmm....

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    Smile

    Quote Originally Posted by SewExtremeSeams View Post
    Great eye candy Suzie! Wonder if DH would want to make one for me? Hmmm....
    One thing I absolutely love is the hidden storage in the seat. It is supposed to be for the iron but I like to stash my portable computer in it when I leave the house. No use making it easy for a thief is my motto.
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    Quote Originally Posted by nancia View Post
    that is pretty slick! now i feel bad i only buy permanent press! lol, i do have a huge ironing board. i suppose it would translate into the queen's throne.
    Love this as it is short and the board fat so I can iron a couple of blocks is a small space. Needs a pad on top naturally but overall I have to find ways to use it or hubby might complain I 'wasted' the $$ as it's NOT a comfortable chair--that would take a little more upholstery IMO!
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    April challenge

    April Challenge

    Got a little time free this weekend? Here is the April Challenge to get started on.You know I almost never give out the challenge early but this month while skimming the web I found this challenge on another site, which is sadly now defunct. The webpage still exists and I mercilessly ripped off this idea as I loved it so much. Since I got to get started on it so early I thought it only fair that you all should get it too. I promise I will go back and finish this monthís challenge shortly as it is a cool project only partially done on the wall

    Itís spring! Well at least for you all in the northern hemisphere who are not digging our of snow drifts again. Down here in South America I am battening down for winter. But this monthís challenge had to tie in with the new hopes and growth of the year and the seasons.

    So here you go. First you need to go to this website which is awesome:

    http://www.thisgardenisillegal.com/flower-quiz

    There you should take the test to discover what kind of flower you are. Then please depict that result in fabric somehow. Additionally how about using something on the piece that has comes out of the hardware store, the kitchen, the garage, or anyplace else that is industrially created stuff that has nothing to do with soft delightful fabric?

    For instance. I discovered I am apparently a daffodil, which is a flower I knew nothing about having grown up in the SW deserts. Now I have researched the heck out of them and love them. They grow here and I canít wait to get some bulbs and get started with some real ones in pots over the winter.

    Also I am madly adding fabric paint to a too bright yellow fabric, ironing on Heat-n-bond to some orange, cutting out petal shapes, deciding on a vase color for a decidedly odd still life arrangement andÖ.well you get the idea. Then I think I will use a threaded nut like I would add to a bolt for the center of my flowers for my industrially made item. (weíll see-- maybe a pipe cleaner to make an insect on the leaves).

    Have fun and letís see some WIP soon.
    Suzie
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    omgoodness! you were one step ahead of me! i can't believe it! guess i'll have to re-think! i have miniature daffys in bloom now. i will take a picture in the morning. ( i'm sure they are lovely by moonlight, but harder to capture on film.) i'm off to take the test! just couldn't believe we had the same ideas! spoooooky!!
    The only bad days are the ones you don't get.

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    Quote Originally Posted by nancia View Post
    omgoodness! you were one step ahead of me! i can't believe it! guess i'll have to re-think! i have miniature daffys in bloom now. i will take a picture in the morning. ( i'm sure they are lovely by moonlight, but harder to capture on film.) i'm off to take the test! just couldn't believe we had the same ideas! spoooooky!!
    Wow! That is too weird! I am hanging out for that photo. Because, of course, have a new library of daffy photos for reference for this project and would love to include your mini's.

    What flower are you??? I loved that quiz and took it twice with one go for my alter ego--thinking maybe I could do a bouquet illustrating the real me...lol
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    i am snapdragons! i used to love them as a little girl. if you squeeze them their mouth opens, so i would make them "talk" to me. yes. i was talking to plants well before it was fashionable!
    The only bad days are the ones you don't get.

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    I am a sunflower and know just what to make - a pincushion w a magnet tucked inside the center to grab pins!
    Great idea Suzy and thank you for keeping the ball rolling!
    Dotty in NYC

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    PS I am not posting any photos until all of you lurkers show us some of your cool stuff!!
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    I'm a daffodilName:  DEER 080.jpg
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    ooooo, those are gorgeous! i have some miniature daffys in bloom. keep forgetting to take the picture during daylight hours. i am a snapdragon! anyone have any pics?
    The only bad days are the ones you don't get.

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    Beautiful daffodils.

    I love spring with all of its blooms. Here are a few from my farm taken on Easter Sunday. These are blooms from our Asian Pear tree.
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    I can post on this forum but not others at the moment.........until I make someone else unhappy I found these snapdragon shots this AM and thought it might be good for inspiration and then of course there are hundreds of 'snappys' on flicker, etc. Can't wait to see what you come up with nancia;

    http://ryanmellodyart.blogspot.com/2...till-life.html

    http://homeguides.sfgate.com/snapdra...mer-65294.html
    for some flower photos and more data than you probably want
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    sewExtreme those are gorgeous--have you taken the quiz? what flower are you? or what is your favorite (this year)
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