I decided to pop these three art quilts into the shop. Each is an original work of art, 12” x 12”, includes a hanging sleeve, and is ready to add a little color to your home.
I’m so pleased to announce my newest embroidered ornament kit. This one is called Holiday Trailers. I had such fun stitching them as I tried to come up with ways to make them unique. We are trailer fans and have had some sort of RV for at least 20 years. Currently, we have an Airstream trailer so that was my inspiration for the 3rd one in the photo above. I decided to use some silver metallic thread for that one. It’s included in the kit, but metallic thread can be difficult to use, so using just the gray thread works fine too. I hope you’ll check them out!
You are my Sunshine is one of my favorite songs! Long, long ago my husband gave the nickname Sunshine to my mom and so it’s significant for that, but it was also a favorite song we’d sing when my children were very young. For Star Trek fans, there was that scene where Seven-of-Nine sang it to the Doctor. It was quite lovely.
When I was making those block printed ornaments a couple of weeks ago, I also made these You Are My Sunshine patches from my hand carved block. They are created with white textile ink on hand dyed indigo linen patches (6.5 inches square). Each one is unique with varying values of indigo and patterns of dye. These would be fantastic for quilt block centers, quilt labels, ornaments, patches on garments, etc. The textile ink is supposed to be washable, though I haven’t tested it.
I have stitched on some of the patches and will be using them in future projects that will likely be for sale. I think I’ll make some into zipper bags.
I also made one into an ornament. This is black ink on natural linen and is available in the shop. Thanks for looking!
A couple of weeks ago I played around with block printing on fabric with textile ink. I ended up making a bunch of these fabric ornaments from my hand carved stamp. There are several versions of the red one as I was decided on what colors I liked best for stitching. In the end I prefer the simple white thread. However, there are many unstitched ones as well for those who prefer just the ink.
Most of the green ones are unstitched, though if you really wanted them stitched, you can let me know and I’ll do a special listing.
Also, you can do the stitching yourself if you want to. The unstitched ones cost 1/2 as much, so it’s a cost saver and not hard to do because there’s batting in the middle. You’d just need to hide your knots as in hand quilting.
Do you recognize this pattern from my Christmas cards? There are still some of these in the shop. You might make a nice little hostess gift with a hand printed card and ornament to go with it.
This summer was quite productive for original art too. I have listed many new pieces in the shop. There are lots of critters, flowers, and some woman portraits. I also did some mixed media collage, including the pieces above and below. Thank you for taking a look!