Monday, December 27, 2010

Clay in the Sewing Room & Destination Quilt

When making clay rattles some months back I decided to try creating a little storage cube for my bodkins. I've found it very handy to keep my bodkins separate from my large needles.
I've been using a couple of these bodkins to sew these clay ATC's. One is a little larger, one a little smaller than a standard ATC.
 The third clay piece below is a rattle waiting for a inchie. I fired the high temp wires into the cube and plan to tie an inchie in place. Only problem I've never made an actual inchie so I may join the inchie challenge at least until I come up an appropriate inchie for this rattle.
This is reveal week for our 'Destination' quilts. Earlier this week I shared a sketch inspired by the trail near our home. It kept coming to mind when I thought of 'destination' as I don't know my destination but I sure am loving the path I'm on. Hence my destination quilt was created ......
Watercolor pencils ....
More watercolor pencils, then you can see the leaves where I have already washed the color with water. After brushing with water came the quilting.
And finally how to finish ... binding or ..... I finally decided ....
Because my current path involves clay and fiber I added some of my clay beads my path. I'm sure I'll find more clay and fiber at my destination.
For more Destination quilts check out the flickr group.


  1. That's a great way to interpret "destination". I love all your clay pieces too. I have to laugh though, because that little bodkin holder and the bodkins themselves wouldn't make it in my house...they'd both become kitty toys. I have to keep stuff like that hidden.

  2. Nice Destination quilt. What great accessories you are making from clay.

  3. I don't know what I like best about this post! Those atcs are wonderful and your destination quilt combines all things "YOU":)

    Hope you had a great holiday!

  4. Gina, I love your incorporation of clay beads and fiber edging to accent your personal creative journey thus far. When I first saw your piece I chuckled because the path/road reminded me of my Destination piece. We have a lot of similarities, even our blog theme!


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