Posted tagged ‘small works’

Latest Challenge

November 25, 2012

The latest challenge in the Uncommon Treads Art Quilt group was chosen by Carol Bormann and entitled “Transportation.” I really felt challenged to come up with an idea and in trying to think of some unusual mode I decided on a woman carrying a baby on her back. Obviously, the woman doesn’t get any kind of transportation but the baby sure does.

The work of the other members can be seen here.

Latest UT 12 x 12 Challenge – The Beatles

May 17, 2012

The latest Uncommon Threads challenge was chosen by Cathy Jeffery which had to be about the Beatles and it had to have some white in it. Being an old fart and not in love with the Beatles, this was a tough one for me as it seemed to be for the other members of my generation. Three of us considered the Yellow Submarine but trashed that idea and did something else. I can’t remember what inspired me but I did the following of John Lennon. I’ve always wanted to try this technique in paper but never got around to it so with the aid of tracing paper and tweezers I’ve done it in fabric. The quilting doesn’t really show, but it’s there; white on white.


And here’s a composite of the groups’ 12 x 12s. They’ll be posted on the UT blog site next week. Our next challenge will have to do with the 4th of July and be red, white and blue. I’m stumped.

Latest Challenge – Winter White

March 21, 2011

At the just past meeting of the Uncommon Threads Art Quilt Group, we all brought our “Winter White” challenge pieces. The following is a composite of the finished works. They can be seen individually at the UT blog.

From goggle images I found this wine bottle with a “winter white” label:

I really liked the colors

Mandy in the snow. Isn’t she cute? The snow was deeper than she is tall.

Road Snow. This would have been challenging but I like the monotone.

This is our local gas/convenience store. The white and black with the three primary colors really spoke to me and this was my choice.

Winter Oxymoron

Carrots at the Pool

September 6, 2010

The Uncommon Threads exhibit “Threads of Memory” has opened and is a great show. You may go to the UT blog to see pictures of almost all the pieces that were exhibited and read Merrilee’s lively descriptions. Here are the members present at the opening standing behind our Good Grief quilt. I wish all members could have been there.

Front Row: Maureen Ashlock, Roberta Ranney, Donna Olson, Dianna Calahan                      Second Row: Cathy Jeffery, Merrilee Tieche, Carol Bormann, Emmie Seaman

I exhibited the three carrots pieces that I finished this summer. They were fun to make and everyone seemed to get a chuckle out of them.




It’s Been A While

September 26, 2009

Time flies when you’re having fun and I’ve been having fun spending time with a Dear, Dear Friend and traveling. Will show a few of the travel pictures later, but since returning home I’ve done a tiny bit of creative work, like cleaning the studio and finishing some of what was started before I left home. It’s time to DO ART.




Art from old and new

February 9, 2009

small-work-1A word about the about 6″ x 6″ – The “flowers” are petals cut from a macro shot of a gallardia daisy, printed on fabric. The weather has been so gorgeous the last few days, maybe I’m anxious for Spring. I sowed some poppy seeds and am going to try experimenting growing potatoes from seed. Plan to start them today.

small-work-2Another word about this one – All the black and white “moons” that I’ve been playing with are cut from an old dress that I loved and “out grew.” Such a sharp dress; always got lots of compliments when I wore it. Didn’t donate it to a thrift store because I couldn’t bear the thought of someone else wearing it.  (How egotistical is that??) So, I’ve cut it up, and now it’s  ART.