Sunday, September 28, 2008

More Ornamentals

Here are the last three pieces 
in the series of Ornamentals.
It was really fun choosing the designs and the fabrics for each one of these little art quilts.  I experimented with threads and fell in love with a new 30-weight polyester thread designed by Caryl Fallert and produced by Superior Threads called Brites -- the stitch is a bit bolder than that of the 40-weight rayon I usually use, and the colors are brilliant.  I used these threads in the outline of the silhouettes and to attach the perle cotton to the edges.

Thursday, September 4, 2008


I'm very excited about my latest project -- I call these little works "Ornamentals."  Each measures 5" by 7", and each is a different framed silhouette fused to a background and bordered by a third colorful fabric.  They are then outline-quilted and edge-stitched, using Perle Cotton #5 to add color and presence to the edge. There will be five of these pieces in the series, and they can be purchased for $25 each (contact me at They will also be for sale at the Adirondack Museum Fabric and Fiber Festival on Saturday, September 13th, along with many other beautiful pieces of textile art by the women of ARTAA (Adirondack Regional Textile Artists' Alliance); I'm very fortunate to be a member of this group of very talented ladies.  Come to the show on the 13th and see what we do!


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