Thursday, September 16, 2010

Playing and Sharing........(maybe with you)

A couple of weeks ago I got to spend a few days with a fibre-artist and long time friend. Not only did we have a wonderful time catching up but we also got in a little "play time"
Sometimes this is when some terrific spontaneous designs can happen. We were testing out a number of different supplies, when I quickly drew a feather that I could paint to see if there would be much "bleeding" across the lines. Once I got it home, I realized that I really quite liked it, I added a little doodling and turned it into this postcard.I decided to make a couple more based on that same design
This one is using some tiny scraps left over from a previous painted fabric project, the little circles were coloured using Sharpie markers.This one was done using a marbled fabric, the colour placement was not planned, I drew the individual feathers onto the paper side of fusible and simply pressed it to the marbled fabric and then cut out the feathers, sharpie markers were again used for colouring the circles.
Here comes the "sharing" part of this post...........would you like to have this postcard? I am afraid the first 2 are spoken for, but this third one will go to one of my blog readers. To have a chance to find this card in your mailbox, just leave me a comment. Are you a regular visitor or have you just recently come across this blog? I know that there are lots of you who visit often but don't always leave a comment and that's okay, but if you want a chance to win this card you'll have to let me hear from you. Remember to be sure I have a way to contact you. I'll announce the winner next Thursday, Sept 23rd so you have lots of time.

52 comments:

MARIKA said...

I observe it always blog entry the translating very good one there is not a thing obstacle to read .
I like it very much free sewing .
This work wonderful gift !!
Thank you for the opportunity onto the game ,I present myself there will be fortune maybe :))

Quilt or Dye said...

I love it! I think I am one of your followers and have been for a while.

Terri Stegmiller said...

This is definitely a fun design and it looks great in all three versions. You probably should make some more.

sbsudbury said...

You continue to inspire me Jill. Thanks to for opportunity to have a piece of your wonderful work in my home.

Crazy busy in Sudbury,
Sharon Bourque

Quilt Hollow said...

I'm a collector of your art! You know I'm just so excited over here!!

Trudi said...

I'm very fortunate to have a piece of your art, and would be thrilled to win another! These are truely beutiful and you alway continue to inspire me to play more - thank you :)

Debbie said...

Fabulous! Count me in, please. I absolutely love your doodles. I am working on my drawing, so I love to visit your blog. And this feather is wonderful.

Dolores said...

What wonderful postcards. I am a follower and enjoy viewing your creativity.

The Cozy Quilter said...

Hi Jill

Your postcards are mini works of art and I would love to receive one in my mailbox!

Gail

Cheryl said...

Jill , I love your post cards with the feather designs ,I never saw a cloth postcard before ,would be nice to get one of your's .I love to look at your blog too ,Cheryl

Sherry said...

You are one amazing creative person. I love to see your work. This is the one blog I will always read.

Michelle said...

I am a newer reader of your blog and I really enjoy it! You are a very talented artist and I am inspired every time I see your artwork. Love your postcards!

Melinda said...

I would love to win a postcard. I read your blog regularly and enjoy it a lot.

Terry said...

I just found your blog recently and love seeing what you are doing. Beautiful work!

Periwinkle Pumpkin said...

I love your blog and I always read it. Your zentangle drawings based on the creative prompts are wonderful and inspiring. I usually just lurk but I couldn't resist the chance at your wonderful postcard!

Karen S said...

Pick me! Pick me! You know I always read and usually comment!

These are so cool (seriously).

Quilter Kathy said...

I probably shouldn't even enter because I have already been the recipient of one of your beautiful cards...but I can't resist!!
I love the card where you used all the tiny fabric scraps...love love love!!

marjay said...

Your new postcards are beautiful. I would be extremely happy to receive one of them. I have subscribed to your blog in Google Reader for quite awhile now.

Karen Turner said...

Yes please! It's a marvellous design, and I like the way it looks so different in the various colour ways. Your blog is always a delight.

Quilts and Cats said...

I too, just LOVE your art. I've been following your blog for quite a while and you are always an inspiration to me. The postcard would look just wonderful in my sewing studio!

GailM. said...

Hi there... I'm a follower. I love this feather. I'm also interested in what the results of your ink and marker research is. I've bought many brands of markers to test. I want to ink my own quilt labels, but most seem to run or fade, or bleed.

LOVE LOVE the feather!!

Quiltbug said...

I've been an avid reader of your blog for ages. I love your creative prompt work as well as the logo for QC which I hope to attend in London. Your graffiti piece in the show earlier this year is spectacular. Keep up the good work and put me in the draw. i would love to win one of your postcards.

Carol said...

Gorgeous ...... make that GORGEOUS !!!!!!

As always you are such an inspiration.

Jacqui's Quilts said...

Would love to win your postcard!! I follow your blog fairly regularly and love reading about your inspirations!! See you soon.

Jacqui

Anne Huskey-Lockard said...

They are ALL amazing!
And yes, I would love to have my name in the draw for the remaining unclaimed one!
It is fun to see a design repeated and treated in such different ways; it holds well and provides so many options!

XXOO~~♥
Anne

501 Quilt Blocks said...

I love your postcards! I read your blog through Quilter Blogs. Thanks for the chance to win.

Anita in Florida said...

Love those postcards! Would love to be entered in the drawing.

WvHmmngbrd said...

I have heard lots about these fabric art postcards but have never seen one in person. Would love to find one in my mailbox so I can get in on the fun! thanks for the chance to win!

Mary-Kay said...

I'd love to see your art in person and it would be great if I won something.

tich said...

Thank you so much for the lovely welcome, on becoming a follower. I love your site and have been reading it for a while. I like the way you take an idea and expand it. I want to try some of your ideas. Thanks for sharing so much.

orkaloca said...

Hi! I'm one of those who follow you but never leave a comment... but I've your blog in my feedreader so I don't miss a post :)
I love your work and I can't miss the chance to have one of your cards :)

Thanks for the chance!

http://www.orkaloca.com
my email is: info(at)orkaloca(dot)com

Barb said...

Hey Jill ~ your favorite "stalker" here. You know how much I love your work ~ and while I'd love another piece of your art ~ I don't want to be greedy.... just wanted you to know how beautiful all these pieces are. You are just so talented! Congrats to who ever is lucky enough to win.

Robbie said...

Yep,yep..who wouldn't want this postcard! Love your week and just I'm a follower!

Jackie said...

I am a regular visitor, all the way from Manitoulin=))

nj said...

Hi Jill, I love to make fabric postcards to send to friends and family and would love to receive one of your beauties. I enjoy your blog and creativity.

....... said...

I am one of your recent followers....You are after my heart in more than one way...I'm a toy sewing machine collector (62 of them) AND a fabric postcard maker! However, your postcards are so much more beautiful than mine!

Katie said...

These are gorgeous! The one where you filled the feathers in with marker reminds me of Zentangles. Which I'm totally fascinated with after starting FMQ! = D

Kim said...

I do visit often without commenting, I just have to have a look at your doodles,projects, and creations.
Thanks for a chance to win the postcard it looks lovely and as always I am again inspired by your work.

Happy sewing

helen-mary said...

Jill, I would love to have that postcard in my collection, so I hope I'm lucky. Yup, I follow you. I just looove your stuff.
www.caledoniaquilter.blogspot.com
thehuberts @ mountaincable.net (take out the spaces)

Quilt Rat said...

I am posting this comment for Marianne. Google reader is not co-operating for her so she sent me the following comment through my email
__________________________________
I read your blog through Google Reader and although I have been able to post comments in the past this is no longer possible for me despite having a Google account. Maybe it has something to do with me not having a personal blog any more I don't know. I just wanted to let you know that despite not leaving comments I enjoy your blog very much and you inspire me to try out things I would not otherwise be brave enough to try. I know I ought to let you know now and again; it is not very polite to just use and enjoy without ever letting you know so a huge
Thank you for sharing your adventures!
It is much appreciated.
Kind regards
Marianne

Clare Wassermann said...

How nice to see another little addition too your techniques - the cards are lovely x

Marcia said...

Thank you for this giveaway. It is the first time I've commented (as you suggested). This piece is wonderful so am entering the drawing. mlwright29 (at) hotmail (dot) com

connie said...

Oh, I am so excited I was catching up on my favorite blogs. I would have hated to miss an opportunity for a piece of your work. I hope all is well. I love this piece, but I love all of your work. :-)

Bunny said...

I would be delighted to win your amazing work. Love it.

Beth said...

I tried to leave a comment a few days ago... but the Internet in South Africa is not always functinal.... It hung on uploading the comment. But I read your blog and have a link on my Blog... so I always know when you have an update. I'd love to have the postcard!!! Oh, and I love the design- all the variations.

ooglebloops said...

I am a follower, and regular reader/lurker, not always a commenter ! Great postcard - and I love the rat photo!!!

upstateLisa said...

Oh my goodness how did I miss this post (I am a follower!) these are absolutely gorgeous!!!!

CanArtisan said...

I have your blog on my blogroll at Canartisan. I stop by once in a while to see what's new. Love the postcard!

Cathy H. said...

Beautiful postcards! I am a regular follower. I always look forward to your post. I love to see your doodles!! Thanks for the wonderful chance to win one!

Joanne said...

Love it! Please count me in! Thanks♥

Diane J. Evans said...

Love them all!!! Once again, I am inspired to get my body back into that studio and play with shapes. So, count me in on your giveaway -- here's hoping #51 is the charm!

Diane

Jaye said...

I really like the feathers you have created. They remind me of Piece O'Cake designs, but with a Jill twist! I follow you and have your blog in my blog reader as well.

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