Tuesday, May 8, 2012

Novice quilter

Last summer, a friend of mine was kind enough to show me the basics of machine quilting. I started out with a simple table runner pattern and, in the fall, I tried a different pattern for a table topper. My most recent one is pictured above. The binding is pinned and ready for hand sewing. My first attempt, below, is pictured while in process.

The pattern is called Ozark Star and you can acquire a free copy of the pattern at Fons & Porter's Love of Quilting by registering on their site.

The fat quarters are beginning to accumulate and I'm hoping to translate them into this year's Christmas gifts.

I've already cut out the pieces for my next project, which is a table cloth. It is called Crossroads Table Set by Brenda Miller and you can acquire the pattern at Quilt Craft Distributors. The pattern includes a table cloth, placemats and table topper.

I'm using the following fabrics to make it:

Thursday, May 3, 2012

Some art class drawings

Here are some drawings from the SpeakArt Class I've been taking. The Art Psychotherapist, Eva-Marie Stern, has written a feature 'Trauma therapy: helping survivors of abuse and violence rebuild their lives'

Stop by to view the online gallery for The Art Not Violence Project.