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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We all have creativity within us. My open and encouraging teaching style allows my students the freedom to access their creativity and explore new ideas in a fun, friendly environment. 
I offer positive feedback on students’ creative decisions and also on their developing skills. The technical processes of sewing and quilt construction take patience and time to learn. Solid skills can be achieved through practice over time, but they are just a small part of creating good art. Opening up to excitement and creativity can be achieved in just one class. 
By the end of the first class, each student will be able to think creatively about how to express their life experiences through the projects they create. By sharing my own skills and know-how, I am able to help students give shape to their new ideas. Many times the teaching process has found me learning from my students and expanding my own creative experience. 
I believe I can unlock the creative potential of every one of my students, and help each of them reach their creative goal.Now 
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If you would like to make a jacket for a completed quilt just go for it!

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

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

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

Monday Sew – Peace while I sew

When you what to make a great dress but you only have a few hours to do so in this is the pattern for you. I was able to make this dress just as the directions told me too. The sizing is good and I love the fact that you don’t even have to sew in a zipper.

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I used fabric from Japan
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The v-neck is great for the how summer days.
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Did you notice we have no zipper.
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I am ready to go.
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I am going to try to make this dress again but out of different fabric

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The Lord gives strength to his people; the Lord blesses his people with peace. Psalm 29:11

Monday Sew – Sashiko Hand Stitching Handbags & Clothing

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What is Sashiko? It is a form of decorative reinforcement stitching

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Here I have mended these children’s jeans with patches made from small fabric pieces.
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Here is my good friend and amazing artist, Hillary Goodwin. She is wearing the commissioned custom Sashiko jeans I created just for her.
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Sashiko was developed out of practical need during the Edo era.
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Here you can see the top I created. I added the clamshell pattern to create a beautiful summer top.
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Denim and Boro hand stitching with black leather handles.
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Messenger Bag – Denim and Boro hand stitching with leather belt handles.
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Denim and Boro hand stitching with brown leather handles.
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Stitching only the area of the sleeve pattern.
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Front of the top.
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I use WonderFil threads.
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McCall’s Pattern.

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I made an overnighter bag.

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From the Publisher of Somerset Studio & Belle Armoire – Haute Handbags – Autumn 2016
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Jeans Reimagined page 66-70
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It all starts here. I get my jeans from everywhere.

 

I Love Jeans and the Color Blue!…..

 

Here a great number of disabled people used to lie–the blind, the lame, the paralyzed.- John 5:3