Saturday, March 10, 2007

January and February Journal Quilts '07

I finally managed to create something in my new art/craft room..... It felt really strange at first, and I just sat there!!!! Sitting, sitting....no inspiration, then I grabbed a piece of wool and sat at the embellisher and just went for it. So my first piece to be made in my "new room" was was my February Journal Quilt (a bit late, I know!!). The middle panel of the Feb journal quilt was made on the embellisher, then free motion embroidered. I hand stitched the panel onto painted muslin and then added some cross stitches around the muslin frame. So, not only have I finished my Feb quilt, but also managed to incorporate TAST cross stitch (also a bit late - I know!!)....

I've also added a pic of my January journal quilt. The middle panel is hand painted fabric, with a stencil added and lots of FME. I've also couched a piece of lovely yarn on the inside of the border. AND - I've started on Carol's fabric page for our Fiber Art Friends page swap - I'm really happy with the progress........

February Journal Quilt '07

January Journal Quilt '07

11 comments:

Doreen G said...

The top one is beautiful Dianne-I love red and purple together and I think the stencilled tree looks great as well.

StegArt said...

Big thumbs up on starting in your new room. Both of these have wonderful designs. I'm drawn to the colors in the second one.

Susan C. said...

The quilts are fabulous.

Shashi Nayagam said...

Gosh you are doing such amazing work!! Wonderful!!

Micki said...

They are both great pieces.

Dianne said...

I love the red and purple piece, its definatly a Fairy Di piece. Yhe other is also very lovely..
New Studio, still fabulous work in there..

Sue B said...

Diane I love both of these, they're both wonderful.

Judi said...

I can't wait to see what else comes out of your new studio! These pieces are just wonderful and the Feb piece is so you!

SuZ said...

have fun in your new studio! these 2 pieces look amazing !!! and just think...many many more to come...you go girl !!!!

Emmy said...

wonderful quilts , you are happy again in your studio I can see it in your wonderful work

Margaret S said...

great colours Diane as usual, how big are these quilts?