Monday Sew – Balance

What is balance? For me balance provides stability and structure to my designs. It’s though weight distribution in the design by the placement of my element. When I talk about my elements that could mean the placement of the blocks the arrangement of the blocks the arrangement of the borders the existence of the porters and even the placement of color.

An example of balance can be achieved by simply placing a large element on one side with a design of small elements on the other side. Here is a picture of balance in one of my creations.
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You dear children, are from God and have overcome them, because the one who is in you is greater than the one who is in the world. 1 John 4:16

Friday Fun – Working for Fun

Proximity is one of the five basic principles of design. How close or how far or in wet alignment are the elements you’re working with arranged in your design? Are you thinking about proximity? By grouping similar elements together or in a close proximity, you create a relationship between those elements. Proximity also works with providing a focal point we’re giving the reader an idea of where they should focus their attention.

When I am creating I understand the proximity doesn’t mean at the elements have to be placed together, it means they should be visually connected in someway. I can use size, fabric colors, or shapes. The following picture as an example of proximity.

I thank Christ Jesus our Lord, who has given me strength, that he considered me trustworthy, appointing me to his service. 1 Timothy 1:12

Friday Fun – Faith and Hope

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It’s Friday and I’m so glad to be able to sit down and talk about where I get my faith and hope from. For me my faith comes from knowing that Jesus Christ died on the cross for my sins. And that one day he will come back at the end of this world and we all as believers will be united as one. My hope it is built on nothing less then the whole Bible.

The faith I have in my ability to create comes from above. As I’m look towards the coming months and years I ask myself what do you hope for? Are you hope full that you’ll be able to continue creating beautiful pieces of art? I’m hopeful that the rest of my days I will be able to share the love I have for my family and friends and the belief that I’ve been saved I will be reunited one day with Family that has passed away and gone to heaven.

Here are a few of my creations that were inspired by my heavenly Father.

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Praise be to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ! In his great mercy he has given us new birth into a living hope through the resurection of Jesus Christ from the dead 1 Peter 1:3

Monday Sew – Living to Sew

It’s Monday morning. And it’s time for me to create. For some of you living is not really living unless you can sew. I’m still thinking about the five basic principles of design. In my last post I spoke about alignment. It you did not read that post let me tell you a bit about alignment. Alignment creates a sharp, or more ordered design.

Repetition strengtens a design by tying together multiple individual elements. The consistent repetition of an element like color, shape. or texture and set a project apart.

In this quilt that I have created the repetition in the word FREEDOM is the repetition. Also I’ve created repetition in the color scheme. In the background of this quilt I use red fabrics. For the lettering I use a variety of black fabrics. So in this quilt there are two repetitions. The two repetitions are; color, pattern.

In your next design to enhance your creativity and target the audience you would like to with your creativity.

The thief come only to steal and kill and destroy; I have come that they may have life, and have it to the full. John 10:10

Friday Fun – Who do you Follow?

Good morning all it’s Friday. Who do you follow is there particular designer, fabric manufacturer, or blog that you follow. I noticed that there’s no one particular person company or thing that I follow. For me I follow what my senses tell me I should do or create in any given day. For me my leading comes from God. When I wake up in the morning I always start out with a to do list. While looking over that to do list I get inspiration. From the inspiration I’ve been and guided towards a particular pattern, fabric, area of my studio in which I pull different items to start my creation.

So for you how do you create who do you follow? Here are a few of the inspiring patterns that I will be creating in the near future
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The gatekeeper opens the gate for him, and the sheep listen to his voice. He calls his own sheep by name and leads them out. John 10:3

Monday Sew – What are you Sewing

Looking over my to do list. It’s Monday morning and I’m inspired to create clothing items for my upcoming trips to Tennessee and the UK. When traveling to teaching I like to wear clothing that I have created. Today I sew not out of necessity but because I love to create clothing. I have many styles in which I enjoy wearing. When I go to the clothing stores many times I’m frustrated because I am unable to find clothing that fits me in the fabric that I would enjoy wearing.

So today and for the rest the remainder of 2018 I have decided to make all of my clothing. I started this venture the first day of 2018. As of today I have been successful in making all of my ready to wear clothing items. Here are a few of the items I have created thus far.

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Stay tuned I had so much more to show you. I am jumping in all feet first in looking at vintage patterns. Fashion is what you make it and I plan to make it everything it can be and more….

Cast your cares on the Lord and he will sustain you; he will never let the righteous be shaken. Psalm 55:22

Friday Fun – Quilts to cover your bones

So as I look over the large stacks of quilts I have accumulated. I have decided to create wearable art clothes using my vintage quilts. Many believe that quilts that are vintage should stay as they are. But I believe if I am an artist and truly want to expand my art I need to show others the beauty within the textile art world. So I have decided to use I few of my quilts to create clothing items.

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In the same way that quilts are fashionable for your bed. Those same quilts can be fashionable for your body. Here below is an example I have a very stylish and hip bomber jacket.

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Gracious words are a honeycomb, sweet to the soul and healing to the bones. Proverbs 16:24