Monday Sew – Help I need to sew!

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Help I need to sell! Are there days when you feel like the world is just coming in on you. And there’s nothing you can do right. You try your best but it seems like everything just fails. In those moments I always revert back to my go to.

Sewing is where I go when life is just not going my way. When I need a little break from everything. As you can see in the above slide show I love fabric, I love color, I love the textures of fabric, I love the feel of fabric. Fabric makes me happy. Some people love food, dancing, TV, Game shows, but I love fabric. Working with fabric brings me joy it also allows me the time I need to figure out many of life’s complex decisions.

In this week I hope you are able to go to your happy space and do what brings you comfort. I know that I will be selling at sometime someplace during this next week.

In my distress I called to the LORD; I cried to my God for help. From his temple he heard may voice; my cry come before him, into his ears Psalm 18:6

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

Monday Sew – Good Times using Contrast

So following up on the 5 basic principles of design. Contrast allows you to emphasize or highlight elements within a design. So when you have 2 elements that are totally opposite you have created contrasts. This can be achieved in many different ways. Big, small, shapes, colors, light or dark.

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Taste and see that the LORD is good; blessed is the one who takes refuge in him. Psalm 34:8

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

Friday Fun – Power of Design

So what does the power of design mean to you. When I think back to my college years I can remember a class where we talked about the five basic principles of design. Good design and talking about good design you must start with the understanding of the basics. When are you understand the basics of design it will help you avoid designing disasters key themes in your artwork.

Alignment
What does alignment do or how can use it when designing a quilt top? Alignment elements allowed you as the creator to create a visual connection with other elements. Have you ever worked with quote blocks that you created of your quilt top design? Alignment helps you to place you’re quilt blocks ending order to reduce the messy effect you could encounter.

Here is an example of random piecing set into blocks which are pieced to create an allover pattern.

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For we know that our old self was crucified with him so that the body ruled by sim might be done away with, that we should no longer be slaves to sin – Romans 6:6

Monday Sew – Denim Quilt

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Repurposed denim made into a quilt
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Sashiko hand stitching using embroidery threads

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What have you made with your old jeans.

Monday Sew – Denim Quilt

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Repurposed denim made into a quilt
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Sashiko hand stitching using embroidery threads

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What have you made with your old jeans.