Sunday, April 17, 2016

Back from the Quilts en Beaujolais exhibit, where my 2 series were on display with my online group "Stitched".
 I had a great feedback on our work and I got to meet new wonderful artists and admire beautiful quilts.

Here are the pics of our exhibit ...

 Gillian Travis and I 
 Regine and Chantal Guillermet 

Wednesday, July 29, 2015

These are the 4 quilts of my first series (Trip to Tuscany) which will go to the Open European Quilt Championships in Maastricht, Netherlands in October, part of the "Stitched" international quilt group I belong to

And these are the 4 quilts of my second series (Color fracture) which will also be at this exhibit.

Friday, February 21, 2014

Last time I was in US, my friend Gloria and I decided to work on a landscape quilt of our choice. It should have been finished by the end of 2013 but other things got in the way and I just finished it today.

It has obviously a surrealistic feeling, which I've always loved and I named it "Zenitude"

Wednesday, February 5, 2014

Trip to Tuscany #1

I recently joined an online international art quilt group,
and we have planned to work in series on a theme of our choice.
We have to make 4 pieces in a year and I decided my work would be based on a trip to Tuscany I made 2 years ago.

These are my first drawings and I decided to play with lights and darks. I will keep the same design throughout the year.

I was not really happy with the flowers on the bottom right, so I decided not to include them in the final design.

This is the final quilt. It is pieced and raw edge applique, then free motion quilted. No binding, just a facing to keep a contemporary look to the quilt.

Wednesday, January 22, 2014

Free motion quilting

Just finished free motion quilting on this piece for a friend. She painted the sunflowers in a class we both took years ago with Phil Beaver. I offered to finish hers.

I must say that mine is still a UFO, but now that I see the result, I might dig into my drawers to finish it!

I hadn't quilted in a while and was a bit anxious, but after a few minutes, I got into the rhythm again and enjoyed the process!

Monday, April 8, 2013

Finished Owl

I finished to quilt my owl this morning and I fused the binding on and embellished it with one the fancy stitch on my Bernina.

Saturday, March 30, 2013

I put the owl on the side while I was working on a commissioned fabric photo album.

It's for a little girl's first birthday, so the grand mother asked me to use pink and purple fabrics, my favorites!

I first decided on the strips layout and fused them onto a rectangle of heavy muslin

I embellished each strip with threads, ribbons, using one of the fancy stitch on my Bernina

I then added some flowers, beads and butterflies

I added some Fast to Fuse Timtex covered with pink fabric, where I  embroidered the name of the little girl 

I used a pretty velvet cord that I enclosed between the fabric strips and the Timtex and fused everything together
The cord will hold the pages together

I couched a silk thread all around the book 

I then added the pages and tied the velvet cord in the middle

And now, back to my owl and free motion quilting!