Tuesday, December 10, 2013

Birch Grove Art Quilt

Today, I made Hello Dolly squares and put the finishing touches on the small art quilt I think I'm calling Birch Grove. I like it so much that I will be doing more, but my next art quilt will probably wait until after Christmas. Since all 3 of my children will be home this year, I will have someone staying in my sewing studio for a few days and with my daughter coming from Korea, I won't have much time.
According to my plan yesterday,  I'm supposed to do a little decorating each day. I didn't yet today although I've kept busy. I've been sketching up a coffee mug image which I will use to carve a stamp. Poor planning on my part. It's a little too big for my carving block. Rather than redraw, I'll take it to the office store tomorrow to re-size it. I have to go anyway for something else.

I could find a larger carving block but I think it's actually a bit big for a tea towel anyway. My plan is to print it with fabric paint onto a couple of tea towels and add a hi-lite of hand stitching to finish it off.
I'm linking to The Needle and Thread Network.

10 comments:

Mary Ann said...

Your art quilt is wonderful....I love it:)

elle said...

Birch Grove is a show stopper! :)

Dolores said...

Pretty quilt. It's nice to hear the whole family will be together.

Michele T said...

Beautiful art quilt... I am curious to know how big it is!!!

Marjorie's Busy Corner said...

That is just gorgeous Holly!! Enjoy the time with the children.

What Comes Next? said...

Birch Grove turned out beautifully! I love it!

Peg said...

That art quilt is totally awesome! I so admire fabric artists!

kathy said...

this is lovely! Those birches are stunning!

M-R Charbonneau said...

Your birch piece is gorgeous, Holly! Looking forward to seeing those tea towels. Have fun with your gang over the holidays!

Lisa at lil fish studios said...

The birches are amazing. Beautiful work.