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Here is my Confetti bird, created with scrap paper:

confetti bird

And below is my Confetti quilt that I made in 2009:

quilt wallhanging I did

I had purchase a fancy sewing machine and was starting to take watercolor classes so I combined the two mediums.

Close-up of confetti quilt

Yes, the papers are squares of  a painted watercolor on paper that I cut-up and then sewed to my quilt.  It reminded me of confetti so it became the title for my quilt.  I also added a few beads and sequins for embellishment:

Beadwork on quilt

And I even sewed my name on the back!

Signature on quilt

A blogger friend of mine, creates fabulous experiments on paper that she is going to incorporate into art quilts.  She also draws AMAZING portraits of people.  You may want to check out her blog at Create Art Everyday.  And yes, she does create art every day like me!  🙂

And one more piece of paper  – a Confetti giraffe I created in 2013:

Confetti giraffe better photo

Happy Creating!

Bead Inspired

I finally finished the quilt square of the bird I started back in January:

Quilt of bird completed

And just in time!  I will be submitting it to Quilting Arts Reader Challenge tomorrow.

I created my quilt so I could embellish it with BEADS!  I love beads!

Teal beads

I have LOTS of beads.  And have them organized by color.

Yellow beads

Orange is my favorite color:

Orange beads

I enjoy “painting” with beads!  Here is a close-up of my beadwork on my bird:

Close-up beadwork on bird

And on the top right of the quilt:

Close-up of beadwork top right

May you BEAD inspired to create with beads!!!


Pen Guan or Penguin?

Yesterday I sewed my mini quilt that I started back in January.  I have not done much sewing in quite awhile and I don’t think I have ever made a traditional quilt as I am not one to follow the “rules.”  So I was very pleased with my results.

First, I cut the fabric into strips and sewed it around my bird:

Sewn bird top for QA Apr 2015 challenge

Next, I added the batting to the middle and cloth to the back to create a quilt sandwich.  I quilted the 3 layers by outlining my bird with black thread and using a squiggly stitch around the bird:

outlined bird and quilted top

I need to finish the edges and embellish it with beads and then I will be ready to submit an image for the Quilting Arts Magazine challenge!

I was thinking about a title for my piece.  The bird looks a little like a Penguin to me.  But since it is imaginary, I was thinking that maybe I need to make up a name for it.

Pen Guan came to mind.  Since I drew it with a pen.  The Guan is an actual bird that resembles a turkey.  You can see what one looks and sounds like here:


It sounds a little like a barking dog to me…

What title do you think I should give my quilt?