Thursday, January 23, 2014

Quilted Fabric Bead Tutorial Pattern

I am delighted to announce that I have finished the downloadable PDF tutorial pattern for making my quilted fabric beads, and now have it available in my shop, here.

I truly had no intention of even beginning this project for least another month. But after numerous requests, it became a constant must-do thought on my mind, so I bumped it up to the top of the list, and after only three days of work, got it done! Now I don't have to think about getting it done anymore! What a great feeling... beats procrastination any day!

The tutorial pattern is 8 pages long and is fully illustrated. I wrote it in a friendly step by step conversational tone, very similar to how I share things here. Helpful tips and suggestions are there to encourage and guide you so that you will have the know-how to make lots of variations. I also included some color photos for visual reference and to help inspire.

For more information or to purchase a copy, just click on the link below:

Happy Stitching!

Wednesday, January 15, 2014

Series Within a Series

Here's a little peek at some new work...

These are part of a new series that I have recently begun,
tentatively titled "Rough Patches". 

I am approaching this series a little bit differently then I usually do. Generally, I work a group of pieces, one piece after the other, until I have said whatever it is I want to say, then I go start something completely different. 

    This time, I have decided to create a sub-series of works within a larger series. Each sub-series will 
                                    contain 9 individual works, (approximately 7.5" x7.5").           

       Once the 9 are completed I will post them. Then I will begin on the next sub-series of 9 works.

My goal is to complete 4 sub-series in this "Rough Patch" series for a total of 36 works.

I'll be back to share more as soon as I finish the first sub-series!


In other news, I have been getting a lot of questions about my hand-stitched beads and requests for more, as all have sold. Unfortunately, due to on-going hand pain, I have taken a huge step away from hand-sewing, (it was suppose to be a complete and clean break, but I couldn't resist putting a few hand stitches into the works above).

In light of this, have decided to put together an illustrated pdf tutorial on the process, along with lots of suggestions for various variations. However, this will require a bit of time on my part, and it isn't top priority right now, but I do hope to get around to it before winter is over. ) If not, then hopefully spring!) Will definitely let you all know when it is done.