Archive for March, 2014

Ogden Art Group Meeting and a Bracelet

March 29, 2014

Last week the Ogden Art Group met and Karen led the group with an ingenious project. We used calligraphy to create these applique designs:

calligraphy 1

calligraphy 2

calligraphy 3

calligraphy 4

No tutorial on the technique, as I strongly suggested to Karen this would make a great book, and she’s thinking about it.

Sue had some nice pieces for Show and Tell. She is taking a watercolor workshop, and thought it would be interesting to show the class how her watercolor could be translated to fabric. She did an amazing job

Sue's watercolor

Last month’s bead guild meeting was on kumihimo using beads on the cords. This was Sue’s work:

Sue's kumihimo

I was still on vacation, so missed the workshop, but did make a bracelet on my own:
Bracelet 1

This was made by connecting some filigree pieces with jump rings, then some connectors to the ends. It was pretty unadorned, but I decided to bling it up a bit with some crystals. Smaller jump rings were used to attach the crystals along the edges. I have no clue why I added the crystals and I’m not a bling type person, so if this appeals to you, it could be yours. Just leave me a comment. and I’ll email you back with the price info.

Size info? My wrist is pretty small. It measures 6 3/4″ from the tip of the closure to the jump ring it slides into. And as usual, if you click on any of the photos, they will enlarge for you, so you can see all the details.



Tucson Estates Quilt Club

March 19, 2014

While I am now back home, I spent a day this week sorting through some of the pictures I took while on vacation in Tucson. These are all from the last meeting I attended at the quilt club I joined in Arizona. The women are all wonderfully welcoming, and talented.

Baby Quilt


Desert colors quilt

Embr baby quilt

Indian women

I’d never seen the flying geese made this way for a border. They looked quite a bit like a tree reaching for the sky:

King size with flying geese border

This last quilt is their raffle quilt, and I hope they make lots of money on this quilt:

Raffle quilt

This is a fun group of 50-60 women, and they even own a stand-up quilting machine. I didn’t get to see it in action this year, but hope to next year.

Now to adjust to being back home. We went from 80’s and sunshine every day, to 14″ of snow arriving our first day home.