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Saturday, August 21, 2010
Picnic Basket, from Mountain Picnic Quilt
Finished the basket on the quilt and finished quilting also.. I used hand dyed fabrics for the handle, gathered, added beads, took apart a pukka necklace for the flat beads, ( remember those?) and added a Lady Bug button on the top. The basket it's self is hand dyed fabrics and I used the oil sticks and rubbed an over all pattern I had here at home. The oil sticks are nice and give a different texture, used purple and gold, also added small beads to the basket.
Wandering through ones stash is always great fun, found an orange button for the middle of the flower, for the leaves I found some pre-made ribbon leaves and embroidered the centers of the larger ones.
I like the Oil Sticks and have picked up all sorts of items at Garage Sales to use as rubbings and if they are rusty enough will use them to make rust fabric. But not wild about the smell, and you have to wait 24 hours for the fabric to cure. However, when finished curing, there lots of applications to use them in a quilt.
Just have to set aside a day to create with the oil sticks, even if I don't know what to put it in, they can cure, and add them to my stash.. I know there will be a use down the road.
I am a mixed media fiber/quilt artist who loves to work with gourds,and jewelry. I am easily distracted with the next project, and have many going at one time. I have been teaching Fabric Dyeing and Beginning gourd art for many years. I am blessed with my own home studio. We live in the rolling hills near Yosemite National Park, in central Calif. U.S.A. This is a place of Inspiration, Blue Skies and Great Friends. I volunteer with several organizations,and have memberships in P.E.O., Coarsegold Historical So., Sierra Art Trails, Madera Circle Gallery, Yosemite Western Artist, Timberline Gallery and Sierra Mountain Quilters. I teach at my home studio and at local quilt gatherings.
My web site is: www.vivianhelena.com,