Time for a new Pavers Kit. This one I’m calling Autumn. Rich gorgeous Batiks in beautiful Autumn colors, all set in a stunning Hand Dyed Dark Chocolate Brown. Color that make me dream of going for long walks in the Forest. Miss Molly, want to go for a truck ride?
You can almost get a whiff of the forest.Finished top, no time yet for quilting. You will find the kit with or without the pattern on my web site.
Karen Nickelson made this wall-hanging after visiting the Sawtooth Mountains in Idaho this Summer. She worked from a couple of photos.I love the reflection in the lake and the clouds in the mountains. Take note of the dead snags in the foreground of this photo. Karen opened almost every piece of snow dyed fabric I had. We hung different candidates on the outside of my booth wall (had a corner). We looked at the different pieces for three days. This one was the winner. Karen used Blue painters tape and Payne’s Gray Paintstik to create the silhouette of the trees and added a little thread work to give the trees texture. I love the fact that she didn’t try to do an exact replica of the photo, but gave you the look and feel of the mountains, lake reflection, clouds and trees.
Falling Leaves is one of my favorite jackets, it is easy to wear and it has pockets. It is also a paintstik project that evolved, it started as a simple jacket and ended up rather dramatic, never fails to attract attention. The original panels are the ones you see on Hand Dyed Gold fabric. I uses a wide variety of leaf and vine stencils, Matte Sap Green and Meadow Green with a light wash of Iridescent Copper on the edges for the panels. Below is a close-up of the back panel. The black (Left Side) of the jacket is were it received it name, I was walking in the wood with the dogs and saw the leaves falling and knew that was the way to finish the jacket. The same paintstik colors but on black this time.
I was asked for photos of some of my Paintstik Projects, only to discovered I am a bit behind at posting a few things. Spring Maze/Autumn Haze is two blocks and just by changing the setting you can create two completely different quilts. This is the Spring Maze version. I concluded that the blocks were so bright and bold that hand dye border was required. My obsession with Paintstiks continues. Spring Maze looked very organic, a field of wildflowers in full bloom. You will find ferns and dragonflies in two corners and a few little dragon flies randomly in the several center of the blocks. I love it when a plan comes together. The fern and dragonflies added a wonderful little something to my wildflower garden.
Yippee! I just got Summer Pavers Kit Sample together. I wanted bright, popping color that make me think of Summer. I will use the leftovers from the Blocks to do the Binding. Yes, Summer Paver is all batiks and can be found on my website with or without the pattern.
This Winter I received this in the mail. This is a group of photos taken of my very first booth setup at a quilt snow. If I remember correctly it is at La Conner Quilt Fest 2004. At that time I just had Hand Dyed Marbled Fabric, a few sample, pillows and Framed Hand Marbled Fabric. Now ten years later, things have changed. I now just fit into a 10′ x 20′ booth, my Hand Dyed Marbled Fabrics have expanded to include Hand Dyed Fabrics(Cotton and Silk), Snowed Dyed Fabrics and Hand Dyed Bamboo Socks. My product line has expanded to include Cotton Batiks, Rayon Batik Scarves, Patterns, Artists Paintstiks, Stencils, a variety of Art Quilting Supplies and Sewing Notions and more. That would be me showing how to use Paintstiks, Brushes and Stencils on Fabric. After all it is my job to tempt you! I’m still at www.marbled-arts.com
I am always looking for patterns to show off my hand made fabrics. In this case I have mixed my Snow Dyed fabric with some beautiful batiks. I fell in love with Outside the box, because it has a different look, more modern. It’s not hard to assemble, but can be tedious. The instructions are excellent and in color. I can’t wait to see what it looks like quilted.