Monday, April 04, 2011

Getting Ready

I have a box of baby clothes in storage that used to be my sons. I've been hoping one day to share them with a grand baby. That day will soon be here.

It was fun to touch each one and remember... all those years ago.

Rayon Batik Jacket

I promised pictures of the jacket I made while at retreat this year.

It's called Swing Fever.

I love the way it feels, it does *swing*. And the batik is almost the same on both sides so it worked well with the rolled shawl collar. I'd like to say it was easy to make, but the instructions forgot to tell you to cut out the collar. Then they forgot to tell you to attach the collar so I pretty much had to wing it. Maybe I should call it my Wing It jacket. ;)

Saturday, April 02, 2011

Tee Shirt Art Submission

The natural foods co-op where I work recently had a tee shirt art contest. I found a source picture of a child holding a seedling, being held also by her Mom and got inspired. Here are some of my steps in the process.

First I sketched it with pencil.

Then I colored it with Berols and scanned it into the computer.

My son digitally colored it.

Once I had my image, I added text. My submission didn't win - I placed second, but I had a lot of fun with it. I hadn't done anything with my drawing in a long time.

Black Licorice and Jelly Beans Quilt

This just came back from the long arm quilter. I end up calling it Black Licorice for short.

I loved the bright colors so much I pieced them into the back too. That helps bust stash!

Marian's terrific quilting shows really nicely on the back. Once the binding's on it's going to hang in the hallway.

I thought the name for this quilt, which my friend Rosy suggested, was so cute and original. I was pretty surprised recently when I opened the guild newsletter and saw this quilt by Joe Wood, entitled Black Licorice and Butterscotch.

As King Solomon once said, "There is nothing new under the sun." :)