Monday, May 13, 2013

New Email Address and Update on Current Work

I have had problems receiving email for a while now through the server I have been using.  So I am changing my email address to  If you have sent me anything recently and have not received a response, it probably got lost in cyberspace because of the server issues.  Please delete the old address and update it with this one! 

Below are the two new photos of my current work.  It is going slowly.  The foliage and flowers in any design are the hardest part to make look realistic.  I will be plodding away on this piece for quite some time I am sure! 

Friday, May 3, 2013

My New Piece, Capturing Brittany, Wins Second Place at Denver National Quilt Festival 2013

My piece, Capturing Brittany, wins second place at the Denver National Quilt Festival this weekend.  I was waiting to hear about this show before showing it to everyone.  So now you can see the full finished piece.  It has been a very busy couple of weeks after my daughter got married last weekend.  It was fun of course!  Here is a picture of the finished piece!  Check out all of the winners at this link

Capturing Brittany 2013

Thursday, May 2, 2013

Beginning My New Piece

As I mentioned in past posts I am beginning my new piece, Priest's House.  Here is the first photo of my progress so far.  I have been working on it for a couple of weeks now.  The floral areas are always the hardest.  This one will be very complex because of all of the vegetation in it.  The hard part is finding fabric that works and gives the look you want, light and dark, the right texture. 

Below is the picture again I am working from.  I will lighten the geraniums in my design once I find the right color of paint for them.  This piece will be quite large at least 55" wide, big for me. When you have a design that has a lot of detail, it's nice to do it as big as possible.  Then you can add more detail and the pieces won't be so small.  I think the black in the shadows of my geraniums needs to be toned down a  bit too.  I will use paint to do this.  I also don't want the wall inside the door to look as grungy as it does in the picture so I will use fabrics that blend more together for this part. 

More posts to come!  If you have any questions, please let me know in the comments section!