I love this time of year. blossoms sending sweet perfume into the air. This time of years has got me to thinking about flowers, birds and beautiful butterflies .
I have been busy getting ready for my upcoming Trunk Show at the Palermo Grange Hall in April. I am very excited to be able to have the opportunity to speak about my passion.
Not only will I be showing some of my quilts . I will be taking some purses with flower motifs , butterfly bags, polymer bead necklaces I have been working on and fabric bowls.
I am working with allot of bright colors this year and trying to do some things I haven't done before.
I also want to start working on a couple of new small landscape quilts. I'm limited on the time I can have to work on quilts so I thought I would make a couple of quilts around 20 inches in diameter instead of the large sizes I've been doing . I enjoy making the small round quilts and that is what I seem to be drawn to do right now.
Here are a few photos of my latest projects.
This next flower is called a Sakura. I attached a clasp to the back so it could be worn as a broach . I added three pearls to the center.You could wear it as a hair clip. or you could pin it on a bag. this is another flower that can be made from scraps. You can find videos on you tube that show the process of making these kind of flowers. I am going to try a pattern today to make a orchid which I think will be fun.
This is a bowl I just finished . I used two size patterns to make this bowl. one for the inside and one for the outside petals.
I painted the fabric with acrylic fabric paint .
The center of flower was done with texture paste and acrylic paint. I made the leaves
using two pieces of fabric stitched together and turned plus a few of scrap fabric to ad a touch of color. I stitched the bowl together on my machine with invisible thread.
The last pics are the Natasha beads and what I call " Roche Pendents"
I made them from left over pieces of polymer clay that I had made polymer flowers canes from. I mashed them together and twisted them a little and shaped them into rectangles. I cut these in half and cut the halves in half and made the beads. I made three kinds of necklaces from the polymer clay .
The pendents were made from sliced beads which I opened like a book , cut in half and baked. I sanded with lightweight sand paper and applied a solution to make them shine. I used glass beads for the rest of the necklaces. I added a toggle clasp to each. Today I am working on fabric purses and I will post pictures of the ones I finish today.