This set of handles have been hanging around in my studio for a while. I love the handles and new I needed to design something to fit them. I am now down to okay, I have the bag sorta done in muslin, I have created some really pretty crazy blocks. I need a little more fabric to accent the side and bottom of the bag. This ended up being a bit harder task than I thought. I will simply blame it on the handles.
Sunday, December 11, 2011
It seems where ever I go Nature inspires me. While doing some teaching and shows in Florida we visited a nature preserve. I was so excited to see the birds. I came home with lots of pictures.
The subtle color of a bird that is the most beautiful color of grey, or is it blue?
but it is funny what might most inspire you...The boardwalk Itself.
Friday, December 9, 2011
Earlier this year I attended the Naples Florida Quilt Show. A great Show with outstanding Quilts.
Here is a peak of a few of my favorites.
And then We Cracked Open the Tequila by Veronica Von Zwehl
Shelter by Suzanne Sanger
Beyond the Steps by Deb Crine
Tuesday, August 23, 2011
Wednesday, June 1, 2011
Monday, May 30, 2011
This new crazy shuffle is from my Crazy Shuffle Book. Just 9 fats make this large lap size top, add more fats, make it bigger.
This great fabric is from Sew Batik and pattern by Karen Pharr Studios
Saturday, May 28, 2011
Never did I think I would work in a "series" but my door have seem to take on their own life. Request for a door for a guild in the Southern part of the country has created the new Blue Door.
With the popularity rising I have turned both of these now in to Patterns and there are a few Limited Kits available.
Next on the Hoizone is going to be a stone wall with a wood door.
Check out the new patterns and kits at http://www.karenpharrstudios.com/shoppatterns.html
Sunday, May 8, 2011
Monday, May 2, 2011
So last year this was one of the places I never made it too. Now I know what I was missing.
Caryl Bryer Fallert has built a stunning studio called Bryerpatch in Paducah. She works and lives in this large beautiful building specifically built to house both her business and home. Perfectly laid out to accomodate a show room, work room and upstairs living and personal Studio. My friend Bridget who works for Caryl during Paducah week gave me a grand tour.
|Caryl Bryer Fallert greeting her guest at the studio|
|One of my most favorite pieces by Caryl Bryer Fallert|
|Bridgette, next to her art as a featured artist for the week.|
Sunday, May 1, 2011
Monday, April 25, 2011
Friday, April 22, 2011
Wednesday, April 13, 2011
Friday, April 8, 2011
Tuesday, April 5, 2011
Last night I wanted to test the Karen Pharr Studios base extender over colored pencils to see how it works.
I drew a simple picture, went over it with the base extender and let it dry. Once dry I ironed to set everything and then washed it. A good wash with Soap and water since I was testing.
No runs, No loss of Color. Still very Soft.
Another great way to use the base extender.
Friday, April 1, 2011
Thursday, March 31, 2011
Wednesday, March 23, 2011
Tuesday, March 15, 2011
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When you see him at the shows, working hard in the booth please thank him for being there. He drives the car while I catch up on sleep, he carries all the fun stuff into the building for set up and re-packs it all so we can move on to the next show.
Thanks Mark !!!
Sunday, March 13, 2011
Wednesday, March 2, 2011
Saturday, February 19, 2011
Tuesday, February 15, 2011
Tuesday, February 8, 2011
Monday, February 7, 2011
Friday, February 4, 2011
After moving, I know the process is the same but I had to get comfortable in my new rust dyeing area. All seems well, Here are a couple of new pieces.