Faceted Jewel By Rondy Voorhees and machine quilted by Wanda Rains. This quilt is a wonderful use of color. Rondy use a variety of my hand marbled fabrics to create the jewels.
And yes, it really makes me happy, proud, excited and amazed to see how others create using my hand marbled fabrics.
I have a love hate relationship with the Alaska Bear by Karen Nickelson. Now don’t get me wrong I love this walihanging as it is Karen’s first creation not using a pattern. But the pieces of my hand marbled fabrics that she used for the backgrounds were a once in a lifetime creation. The hand dyed then hand marbled background is a mix of colors and I have tried to duplicate several times without success.
A Garden of Friends is an original piece by Simone Montfort. I love the fact that this piece also involved other artists, as the Sea Horse was drawn by her daughter Beth and the Mermaid was drawn by her neice Amber. I have included a close up of the Mermaid, because I love way she was created.
One of the things that I enjoy most about hand marbling fabric is creating the color combinations. Autumn or Wild Copper starts with the same hand dyed Copper that you will find on my web site. But rather than marbling on it in the muted colors that you will see in my hand marbled Copper, I have added contrast. Orange, Yellow, Red, Turquoise, Green and Black to make it pop. Why call it Autumn? When I look out my back door that is the color of allthe the ferns, foliage and leaves.
These bags are a great way to use up scraps. Made from a pattern called Fiona’s Favorite Bag by Q42Designs. Enough room to carry the essentials
Peter’s Rainbow IV is one in a series of four Rainbow Trout. This all started with 9/11. Peter was killed on the second plane to hit the Twin Towers, his brother is a very dear friend of mine. I wanted to do something as a reminder of the love these two brothers shared for each other and for fly fishing.
The original Peter’s Rainbow resides with Peter’s brother. The second lives in Alaska, the third is in my home. And the fourth resides with Matt & Megan Katzenberg, it is the first one I used Hand Marbled for most of the Trout.