Monday, March 1, 2021

Coat of Many Colors

 Hello friends, long time no see!  Yeah no excuses I was just done with the crafting world for a while...  can’t promise to be back regularly but will post what I make when I make it!  I started quilting in the past couple of years and love it.  Recently I started doing art quilts.  

I posted a picture of a quilt I did on Instagram and Facebook a couple of months ago and a friend saw it and asked if I could make her a quilt for her art cottage in Ireland!!  We discussed what she wanted and came up with a plan and this is the result.  It’s based off of Dolly Parton’ s song Coat of Many Colors and I love how it turned out!!  

This is the color inspiration photo she sent me.
I used Batik fabric for the coat centerpiece with some grunge fabric as the background.

This is the backing, I thought of using it as soon as I saw the inspiration photo, because it reminded me of the water!

I then used some of the other fabrics I used on the front to make an after quilt, which is just a pieced backing!!

I free motioned quilted it using a pattern I call river ripples.  I love this and know my friend Laurie will as well!!  Maybe one day I can go visit it in Ireland!!

Sunday, May 26, 2019

Go Play

Kelli here today bringing you a really quick and simple card made using patterned paper and  pre made frames!  Of course there are Sparkle Blends involved, I mean come on!!!  What's life without sparkle!!!!

I got these frames in a RAK but they are from Heidi Swap so I am sure you can still find them or some like them!!  I know that White Rose Crafts LLC has several frame choices!!The sparkle blends used are  Rosey Gold, Ocean View and Peacock Pizzaz!!  I just thought they all went well with the colors in the papers!!!  Now Ocean View is no longer available but you can substitute it with Aquamarine!!!  I am super sorry about that, I didn't realize it was gone until after I got the card together!!!  That's how fast these blends go peeps!!!  So don't hesitate in getting them!!!  The patterned paper line is from Authentique and is from the Radiant Collection

Limited Edition Sparkle Blends can only be found at White Rose Crafts LLC.  They also have a lot of other things you really really want!!!