Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Combining Prompts

The Creative Prompt Project words number 76 & 77 were Night and Flutter. I decided to combine the words. At night this moth will flutter in the glow of the porch light.

Monday, July 19, 2010

Marking Feathers

I have spent a little more time designing feathers and I wanted a way to mark them so that I could repeat a feather over and over if I so desire. So using my Jenny Haskins Magic Heat Cutting tool and some Mylar I created a couple of stencils. They can be used from either side and they should stand up for a very, very long time.
I pounced the design and as you can see I have lines that are clear and easy to follow.

I realized today That I had not posted last week's doodle. This is my response to the 75th word prompt which was Violet

Thursday, July 15, 2010

Wan't to see the show?

The Grand National Quilt Show 2010............."Off the Wall" is now available to view online.
You can access it here or by clicking on the link placed on the upper right of my side panel.
It is in PDF format and will take a few seconds to load, grab your favourite beverage, relax and enjoy the gorgeous works by fabulous artists from across Canada. Quite often we don't get to know what an artist is thinking as he/she creates a piece, here you can read their statements and see what techniques were used for each work.
I hope that you will enjoy the show!

Friday, July 9, 2010

Feathers, Feathers, and more Feathers

I LOVE the look of beautiful, graceful curving feathers on quilts but for some reason, drawing/designing them has mystified me. I am determined to be able to do them on my domestic machine, so I have been practising on paper by filling shapes and spaces with feathers. Here are a few that I have drawn.I stitched out a couple as well. This is going to take more practice but I WILL conquer the feather!

I have spent more time drawing than sewing this week. Here is my response to last week's prompt word ........... Celebration.
Copyright Jill Buckley