Thursday, February 19, 2009

My new Stitches tote bag

For the big Stitches event coming up next week, I wanted a way to let other ravelers know it's me--so I printed my ravatar on a piece of plastic and sewed it to a tote bag. I tried to use Sheer Heaven paper to transfer the image to fabric, but failed miserably--I think my spray bottle has holes that are too large. The ink began to run almost as soon as I spritzed it with alcohol, as instructed. I also printed one sheet backwards, so that's the one I used on my tote bag--it is the actual Sheer Heaven plastic sheet, sewed directly onto an existing canvas bag. It should last awhile since the image is protected by the plastic. My talented daughter drew this fabulous avatar for me last Mother's Day.

Sunday, February 15, 2009

Using up some old molas

Today is rainy, so I pieced together two molas that I purchased many years ago. A quick and simple project.

Saturday, February 07, 2009

Persimmon progress

This painting was started in late December and today I made some more progress on it. It's quite large (about 16 x 20 inches) so it's going to take awhile.

Love is a Many Mitered Thing

Here I am, proudly wearing a major knitting project that is finally completed. I purchased the "Love Is a Many Mitered Thing" kit at Stitches West last year, started it in April, laid it aside most of the summer, then decided to see if I could finish it in time to wear it to Stitches West at the end of this month. As you can see, I succeeded. It was a very time-consuming project but worth it, I think.

Sunday, February 01, 2009

The quilt bug bites again

Today, I suddenly wanted to make a quilt. These photos have been printed on fabric for about 8 months, waiting for me to use them. I decided combine them all into one large quilt, instead of making separate ones. The design is completely improvisational--I pinned the photos up onto the design wall, then started adding pieces of fabric to hold them together. There are a few wonky seams, but I think they will "quilt out." All of the photos were taken at the Getty Museum and Getty Villa in Los Angeles.