Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Still Sewing.

I have one row of stars finished, only seven more rows to go. May go faster than I thought. I've recently gotten more hours at the frame shop that I work at so my quilt may slow down a little but I'm still working hard on it on my days off. I'm excited to earn a little more so I can invest more in fabrics and paints. Maybe I can really start to experiment more using both paint, thread and fabric.

Thursday, July 21, 2011

Air Brush/Saw blade experiment

Here is my first project using the airbrush. Although I only used the airbrush for the sky in this piece, I thought it was good practice. As for the saw blade part.... I had it lying around and my sister had been bugging me to paint it for her. This is only the second time painting on a saw blade but I don't mind it. They are used saw blades from my dad so he gave them to me. I think it's a good material to practice on so I don't mind. I think it's kind of ironic that I am painting something so delicate on something that is more dangerous. I was air brushing two saw blades at the same time. The first picture shows me practicing getting down smooth movements.

Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Showing off the Sunflower quilt

I took my quilt and paintings to Pittsburgh a few weeks ago to show my grandparents and their friends some of my work.

Monday, July 18, 2011


To take a quick break from my quilt, my parent's me an airbrush with an air compressor for my graduation/birthday present:) The kind of airbrush I got is an Eclipse CS and I finally got the paint today and played around with it until I had a cramp in my hand. It will be something to get used to but yet another thing to keep me busy. I've been checking out airbrushing online and I've come to the conclusion that I want to paint my gun stalk. It will be a great summer project along with my quilt. After playing around for a while with my new airbrush I covered it up with an attempt at making a gradient from black to green. Looks like I have a lot of practice to do. Don't worry, I'm not putting my quilt to the side, I'm still sewing like crazy trying to get it together so I'm not taking up the dining room floor anymore.

Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Still Cutting Fabric...

Day 3, still just cutting fabrics. Tomorrow I hope to get a better idea of how everything will be laid out. Although I will probably change things around once I start sewing.... so maybe I should just start sewing :)

Monday, July 11, 2011

New Quilt :)

So I wanted to start a new quilt only using scraps from fabrics I already had. As I was putting the pieces together they started to reminded me of a painting I did.
So I decided to make another quilt based on one of my paintings. Hopefully this one is a little smother since it is more abstract. Although, I'm not sure how I will place the people on it yet, but I am sure I will figure it out. 

After putting out all of the scraps I cut out I found that I still need some more fabrics. So I bought a few more on sale. So far I put in 2 days worth of work. Tomorrow I will start by cutting out the new fabrics and laying out more of the quilt. Soon I will actually be able to sew!