Wednesday, June 3, 2009

My First Post!

I read so many wonderfully creative art quilt blogs and I'm so excited to finally decide to create my own. One of the main reasons is that I need to have feedback on the things I make, since I have no family near to me in Thomasville, NC who can give me their honest opinion. Yeah, sure, I can show things to my neighbors and they just don't "get it" -- in their minds, all quilts are patchwork and belong on a bed. God forbid that they're not hand-quilted!! They don't understand free motion quilting, being all excited about a new design idea, trying out a dyeing technique, etc.

Please, if you do visit, take a few moments to check out my pictures and provide feedback.

This is a quilt top I just started working on, tentatively called H1N1 (swine flu). I saw (on the CDC website) a picture of the swine flu virus and thought it was unusual enough to become an art quilt. I fused the larger circles on the background, then fused the smaller shapes onto them and zig-zagged around them. In the process of outlining the shapes, hope to finish it up quickly.

This is a gel resist technique I read about in Quilting Arts Magazine, where you outline the shapes on muslin, then color it, wash out the glue and you're set to go. Here are some of the pieces of fabric I created using this easy technique:


  1. hi Laura I really love the linoleum prints, they are very different. I also like the swine virus one. The other ones I can't really see the color on my computer.

    Your really talented. I can not wait to see you selling your art work on your own website. Looking forward to seeing you on friday.

    Love Elaint

  2. you've always been talented haven't you? I think they are cool, you have quite the imagination.