Saturday, October 29, 2022

my creative week.... a workshop, a little paint, a lot of sewing

 welcome to my creativity round up for the last week of October 2022.

Relax!?? when there is so much to do??

no not raking, 


The little index card with a message for me on it is about all I've painted except for fabric this week. I started with a word written with stabillo crayon, and wet brush dragged the paint into a shadow. Then leaves drawn with pigma marker, painted with watercolors, it was done! 

A workshop lesson this week was to try block printing on fabric


square stamp with spirals, lumiere paint
I used a foam brush to spread paint on a square stamp, stamped 8 times around a square with Stuart Gill metallic blue paint. Then a dog running was stamped in a loose circle with copper paint, and tiny hearts stamped inside in a 9 X 9 format.

I think I needed padding under the plastic bag for a better impression but like the idea of using one stamp repeatedly to make a pattern. 

another instructor suggested making a hand stitched needle book with overlapping scraps...

front and back

and pages insde from batting to hold needles

I thought, these are cute little Christmas gifts... hey here's a little Christmas fabric scrap 2.5" X 3.5"

little sequin stars and some beads

it holds needles believe it or not!

who doesn't like a miniature thing? 

rainbow scrap challenge color of the month is light green, so I did my wish upon a star block to go with all the colors so far....

all done in repro feedsack fabrics

the block with cutest little repro prints
I did a few little hexies in light green....

 a piece of hugo's thread control plastic bundles them to use later

they will  go with these two large diamonds

and the Pièce de résistance! another fall scrap piece completed from the gifted scraps from Jan at colorful fabriholic!

some close ups of metallic quilting thread etc

and general quilting

This is so pretty in person, and fits our Colorado house so well, I expect it might stay up all year

that about ties it up for this week.... working on this for next week

lots to quilt here, maybe in a couple weeks! lol

linking with

patchwork Sunday                    

design wall Mondays at smallquiltsanddollquilts


cityquilter grace said...

very pretty scrap projects!

Jocelyn is Canadian Needle Nana said...

A fantastic post, a wonderful roundup of all the great projects you have created. All so interesting LeeAnna.

Sara said...

Love that vertical scrappy art piece! And can't wait to see what that last item is. A lovely creative week!

The Colorful Fabriholic said...

Cute little needle book!
I LOVE your fall banner. Thanks so much for making something beautiful out of the scraps I would have put into a dog bed.

Tails Around the Ranch said...

Love those beautiful leaves in the Relax pic. Well done.

The Joyful Quilter said...

Looks like a great week, LeeAnna! LOVE that you got another quilted project out of Jan's lovely scraps!

grammajudyb said...

OMGosh, LeeAnna! I love your Pièce de résistance! It is glorious!!

The tiny needlebooks are adorable too! I've made some small ones, but not handpieced ones. Cool! I kinda stoked to try that!

Karen @ Beatrice Euphemie said...

So many pretty and creative works of art, LeeAnna! I love the idea of stamping the fabric, so pretty. The retro fabrics are wonderful and I love the green tones. The wall hanging is perfect for fall and a nice size for tucking in a small space. The needlebooks are so sweet. Hope you are having a relaxing weekend. xx K

Frédérique - Quilting Patchwork Appliqué said...

What a cute little needle book, and the Christmasy one is lovely too :) I love your new quilted piece of art, bright and warm.
Thank you for sharing these beauties, and linking up!

Jennifer Fulton Inquiring Quilter said...

Who doesn't love tiny things? That mini needlebook is so cute! Love your fall wall hanging. Those colors are amazing! What a friend to gift them to you. Thanks for sharing on Wednesday Wait Loss.

Joanne said...

Hi LeeAnna,
That's how a needle book should like :) Small ! Holds a few needles !
That long and narrow wall hanging has great colours and feel to it ! Perfect !
Take care,