Wednesday, January 11, 2017

RJR Fabric Mini

I absolutely loved RJR's Cotton Supreme Solid fabric line!!! I used it to make the Big tree quilt. I decided to take some of the leftovers and make a mini for a give-a-way. And I had no pattern I just randomly started cutting the fabrics. Before I knew it....a square in a square started to emerge. 

Then I match-stitch quilted it.

Ta-Da!!! All done. I held the give-a-way on my Instagram account. The winner already has it hanging in her house and loves it. 

I'm happy she loves it :0)

I'm even happier that I had enough fabric to make a second mini for Me. Same blocks above I just need to sew them together :0)

What do you do with your leftovers?
I like this idea of making a mini with them :0) 

Wednesday, January 4, 2017

My Toy-Sewing Machine Collection


  I have a HUGE crush on these toy Sewing machines!!! They are so stinkin' cute!!! I have started a collection of them. I only have 9. They are very hard to find... and they are not cheap! So, I have set myself some rules so I don't go bankrupt in collecting them...LOL!!!

#1- I have to find them in person...No shopping online.
#2- Have a budget...I stay under 65.00 dollars for these little guys.

 And because of these two rules...my collection is small. I could find them all over the Internet, but almost all of them are over 85.00 - 100.00 and sometimes even higher. So, my collection is small. And I love it.

I have paired each of my little machines with a quiltie that I made years ago. This one I also added a vintage toy poodle.

              This one has another thing I love... wooden spools!!
And sometimes I am blessed by wonderful friends that give these machines as presents...as this baby was gifted to me by Karen Valentine.

And this baby was spotted by my Hubby. He was very proud of himself to have found it.


And finally the first one that started my obsession...I came across this little baby and had to have her. And now when I go junking or antique shopping...I'm always on the look out. 

Thanks for stopping by....I can't believe we are in 2017!!!
But, okay....Let's do this...Here's to a wonderful Art making year!!!

Tuesday, December 27, 2016

Art journal Pages

I absolutely LOVE to art-journal!!! The following pages are from my Glue-book Party nights. 
         The theme above was: Red/Black/White.... I do believe I covered that!!! :0)
This theme was: Junk Mail.... I used cancelled stamps on the edges and brochures in the middle.

Not a Glue-Book spread...Haha. 
But it was my response to all the UGLiness that was going on after the election.

Glue-book page...theme: Glitter

Theme: Something that involved Stars.

Here we are in my Art studio making a super FUN mess!! (from left to right) Susan, Becky, Sandie, and Darlene. It was a great way to end the Last Glue-Book Party of the Year!!! 

....and of course you can NEVER come to my house and NOT get your picture taken in the 
"HAPPY POTTY" 

Everyone LOVES to go to the HAPPY POTTY for selfies!!! LOL!! It's becoming famous!!! I have brand new art friends come over, people I have never met. Who follow me on Instagram. And the first thing out of their mouths after they say "Hello"...."Can I please see the Happy Potty?" No joke!!! It just happened not to long ago!!!! LOLOLOL!!!!!

I just started printed the selfies out and taping the Happy Potty selfies to the back of my Art Studio door.... It is a sight to see!!! :0) Which I do...since my door never closes against the wall. I tucked a desk behind the door...Which allows me to see all these lovely people who have come to my home and have enjoyed my Studio's and my art (in the Happy Potty) haha!!

If you want more info on the Glue-book party.... Check out @barebranchblooming on instagram. The party is the first Saturday of every month at 8pm.


Friday, December 16, 2016

No "Y" Seam Feathered Star


So, A while back I picked up Jessie Zeigler's Free pattern No "Y" Seam Feathered Star. It is paper pieced...and works up super fast. The pattern comes in 3 sizes. 8", 12", 16". 
I of course went with the 8" inch. 
                                                                             
Coming together nicely!!!
Yep...Super happy with the end result!!! Now I just need to quilt it :0) 

You can find this Free pattern HERE.

Thanks for stopping by....


Thursday, December 15, 2016

I have a New IG Quilt Page

After much consideration...I decided to finally break my quilting off from my Artzy side and give it it's very own Instagram page. The above photo is the profile picture I have chosen for that IG page.!!!

Snap chat had this layover one day...and I thought Oh!!! That looks like my Kaffe Fasset fabric!! So, I set out to have a selfie photo shoot with my kaffe fabric...lololol!!! I know...cornie!!! But that's me!!!

You can find my Quilty page here @sandieloves2quilt

Saturday, December 10, 2016

I Dream


                    For today's post I thought I would share close ups of the quilt.
"I Dream"


                Lots of quilting. I did NO marking...I just went for it....and doodled :0)
I really enjoyed making this quilt...a reality from my dreams. I hope to see many more dreams come true this new year. 

Thanks for stopping by...
Blessing...

Tuesday, December 6, 2016

"What Shade Are YOU?" RJR Fabrics Quilt



 
So, a while back I had a DREAM...I know I know...bear with me.... I woke up and ran to my Art studio and began a sketch. I usually can't hold onto my dreams like I did this one. They usually slip away from me the second I open my eyes. Not this one. It stayed...and I knew I would create it in fabric one day. Of course I never thought that someday would be 3 days later when RJR Fabrics contacted me and asked... "Would you be interested in doing a collaboration? I was like "WHAT"??? Me??? Are you talking to ME??? LOL!!! Without even knowing what that really meant...I said Yes!!! :0)

RJR has asked me to join in the AMAZING year long blog tour of "What Shade Are You?" Happening on their blog and Instagram. Using their Cotton Supreme Solids and 1 print from their Cotton and Steel line, I was off and running. 

Here are the fabrics that I used for this quilt:

                                                     Mochi - Speckled Navy 1917-21
                                                     333 Bougainvillea
                                                     349 Aloe Verde 
                                                     348 Neon 
                                                     208 Night
                                                     347 Grass is always greener
                                                     329 Emerald city
                                                     366 Toy boat c+s
                                                     292 Turks and Caicos
                                                     274 Riviera
                                                     126T Royal Blue
                                                     215 Amethyst
                                                     123T Opera Mauve
                                                     217 Hot Pink
                                                     49T Chili Pepper
                                                     222 Redwork
                                                     355 Beach Coral
                                                     131T Carrot
                                                     326 Sunny Delight
                                                     337 Citron

And thus began the BIGGEST project of my life!!!
The concept I created really needed to be appliqued!!. I'm not a huge fan of raw edge applique. I like my edges turned under or covered.
 
This is where I hit a major a hiccup before I could even begin....I have a bad hand and I'm in need of surgery.
Which would put me out of commission for 2-3 months for recovery. So, I haven't sat still to do the surgery...as an Artist, THAT is like going to Art prison. NO ART, and it's just not something I'm willing to do...expect...as time goes by its getting worse so putting on my big girl undies is a must...sigh!!!

So when I sat down to start working on my quilt...which I wanted to hand applique...(oops) that was so NOT happening. My right hand just doesn't have the strength.

I have a Trigger finger. If I close my hand....snap...that finger is locked and I can't open it without the other hand helping....and it is painful.
So, biased tape making for an entire month began!!! 
...because I had about 204 bubbles to make :0)

Here I am getting some help from the new kitten we got. "Jasper"
Quilting...or at least trying to....LOL!!! Had to kick someone out of room that day...He wanted to sleep on the bubbles.

  


Have you figured out what it is yet???
The bottom of the quilt...and the ground...you can probably guess now!!!
It's a Atrzy Tree!!

"I Dream My Quilts and I Quilt My Dreams"

..the saying is a spin-off from the master Artist Van Gogh

This is the very first quilt that I have made without a pattern. It is all ME. So I wanted it to have a great name I call it... "I Dream". I have always wanted to create my own quilts and publish a quilt book one day. So this quilt for me is a really BIG dream come true.... and a step in the right direction. 

I then took the quilt downtown to the oldest tree in Jacksonville, Florida. I wanted it to have a unique. backdrop.
We built our City in 1893...and this tree was already here and huge...we built a park around it.


 This tree is so big it's branches rest on the ground and then grow back up in the air again. They look like elbows on the ground...LOL!!!
                                                                  The Back
And then there is Me... and my handsome feet helpers...lol!!!




I sat down and played on my friends I Pro pad...and created what I was really wanting... So, this is the picture that I created my quilt from.

I want to THANK ....RJR Fabrics for asking me to make a quilt with their wonderful delicious Cotton Supreme Solids!!! If you have not tried these solids yet ...you really must !!! They sew like a dream!!! And their colors are so very VIBRANT!!!!

Be sure to hop on over to my Instagram page... There will be an amazing GIVE-A-WAY by RJR...and you are NOT going to want to miss that!!!

You can find me at :
@sandieloves2art
@sandieloves2quilt

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