Monday, January 31, 2011

Another sneak peak of my latest project.

You Sew, Girl!

Jennifer(top 2 pics), came over for Craftapolloza III on Saturday. She is making great progress on her first quilt. I'm so proud of her! Oh, and thanks to Aunt Kath who helped her out.A fine time was had by all last was way to short. Thats Kathleen's daughter, Sarah, sewing feverishly in the pic above. Amy was also hanging out with us. We of course had lots of laughs and lots of yummy food. Can't wait to do it again......hopefully in March or April we'll do a road-trip down to Cissna Park for
Craftapolooza IV !

Sunday, January 30, 2011

Auntie Col and Sophie

Sophie was gracious enough to share her chair with Colleen on Saturday.....Colleen's craft? Grading school papers. She always claims she's not crafty, but I've seen her do some really crafty things. For example, she made the blanket that Sophie is laying on in the previous post. 
Thanks for stopping by Aunt!...and thanks so much for the beautiful flowers!

Sleeping with the Enemy.

Sophie doesn't have many toys, but she does have Mrs.Hopkins who is a little stuffed bunny. Sophie likes to grab Mrs. Hopkins and growl and shake her really hard. It's always quite amusing to Sophie's people (me and Chuck). Chuck tucked MH into bed with Sophie and the both of us had a good laugh.....what can I say, it doesn't take much to entertain the Kells family ;)

Saturday, January 29, 2011

How to weigh a fish......or a baby.

My job.....make sure midwife does not drop fish and or baby as she smiles prettily for the camera.

Friday, January 28, 2011

I heart sunflowers.

I did this several months ago and I thought I posted it, but I couldn't find it on the blog when I was searching. So if you've seen it before...oh well here it is again. The sunflower is painted onto fabric I dyed . After the paint dried i then thread painted it. The cut out of the side of the flower was a happy accident  ;) It's small, measuring 5 by 8 inches. I'm working on something much's a sneak peak;)

A Prayerful Baby

Monday, January 24, 2011

....and now for my next act...

....Whole cloth painting. I'm so inspired by Judy Coates Perez and have wanted to try her methods of painting and then quilting. Here's a few examples of her work:

I've done a few small pieces like these but want to go bigger.

 stay tuned.....

Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Quilt for Baby Lupita

My mom asked me to make a baby quilt for Maria, who is a classroom assistant at her school. So I did. And here it is. Her baby's name is (will be) Lupita so I 'wrote' her name on the quilt. Hope the ultrasound is right and Lupita doesn't come out as Lupito.

Sunday, January 16, 2011

Mondrian Art: Ode to a Red Dress

The inspiration for this piece was the work of artist Pieter Cornelis Mondriaan, Jr., (March 7, 1872-February 1, 1944). He was a Dutch abstract painter . He painted in a spare, precise, geometric manner mostly using primary colors. It was a style that Mondrian called neoplasticism.
This piece measures 12 inches by 19 inches. The red dress was hand embroidered, stiffened with heavy starch and then cut out and applied to piece with Heat and Bond.

This is the first project for season II of Project Quilting.

Sunday, January 9, 2011

Project Quilting - Season II

Project Quilting, Season II is on! Pop over to Kim's blog for all the details. This weeks challenge is concerned with the primary, blue and yellow. Come on! You know you want to play ;)

Monday, January 3, 2011

My ADCD rears its beautiful head.

I'm now obsessed with tiles. Specifically Mexican tiles in blue and yellow like these:

 .....and these:
....but before all that I found this book to fuel my fire...

So I made this....

....and this....

 and then I discovered the Mexican tiles and made this:

I like how it turned out, but it needs much tweaking....more on that later as I'm making another one right now. But before that I'm finishing up this....

....which I think looks AWESOME!

Me and Sweet Jess