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Thursday, October 8, 2015

Summer Work

...or should I say summer play? In between reading, cooking, baking, hiking, tennis and summer veg time I did some fiber work. The past few summers I had a Tangled Textiles challenge quilt to complete and I missed that so decided to make my own challenge and came up with three little wall quilts.

 I used some sun printed as well as procion dyed fabrics to create this one, inspired by the water and vegetation. I went for simple quilting lines and lots of it, using up lots of old spools of thread.
 Then I used a piece of my hand-painted fabrics below. I cut the fabric into strips and made tiny seams adding in the inlays. Again I used simple line quilting.
My third little quilt isn't as colorful but it has lots of meaning to me as I used mussel shells for a circle of life, blues for the ocean and sky, quilted abstract overhanging trees from the cliffs and round rock shapes for the shore, then added fringe to represent the seaweed I found along the shores. This one takes me back to summer vacations by the ocean. 
I made a couple little bags and this one is from some sun prints.....
And now it's back to the clay ..... I am still stocking my etsy shop but here's one of my new pieces, a fun one for Halloween.
https://www.etsy.com/listing/250036053/skeleton-tumbler?ref=shop_home_feat_3
And a couple other pieces that I happen to be photo-ready....
http://www.amazon.com/Claynfiber-Curvy-Collectors-Stoneware-Spoon/dp/B015YFFCRG/ref=sr_1_36?s=handmade&ie=UTF8&qid=1444338319&sr=1-36&keywords=spoon
http://www.amazon.com/Clay-Fiber-Mixed-Media-Vase/dp/B0168Y767Q?ref=hnd_dp_car_mba_4
Garden news will come yet. And with back to clay time comes back to teaching. Classes begin next week but if you're thinking of joining but are a snow bird or for whatever reason can't be there at the start you can join anytime. Happy Autumn Everyone!

4 comments:

  1. I agree, Gina, beautiful work!

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  2. Yes, you've created some great pieces here Gina. It was strange not having a Tangled challenge this summer - good for you for setting one for yourself. Good luck with your new Handmade adventure!

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  3. I really love the cute little bag.

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