Tuesday, July 23, 2013

Projects and a New Puppy

2 1/2 x 3 1/2 inches

I tried something new last week - Artist Trading Cards!  The local art gallery put out a call for ATC's, which they will be using as a silent auction fundraiser.  DH (aka The Potter) didn't find out about this in time to do pottery ATC's, so he did his in paper art.  I thought I'd do some fabric ones, natch!

2 1/2 x 3 1/2 inches

I flailed around for about 3 hours, trying various things, but nothing was working for me.  I had in mind to use my hand-dyed fabrics.  I finally gave up trying to be "artsy" and fell back on free-piecing.  Fortunately, I had a little bucket full of tiny scraps of the hand-dyes (I can't bear to throw away anything big enough to use!).  So #1 was easy.  #2 is made from scraps of scraps of scraps!  I had a bag full of batik scraps that I actually bought, and made a little bag from them.  This ATC uses the parts I trimmed off of that.

2 1/2 x 3 1/2 inches

I'm so glad I took the design class from Gwen Marston recently, because that was a huge help in making these.

Tonight we get to go to the Preview Party.  It will be fun to see all the ATC's.  I understand there are something like 70+ ATC's made by over 18 artists.  Whoo hoo!

Meet Bailey, my newest Grand-dog. She is a 6 month old puppy, a mixed breed that includes Lab and German Shepard.   She is faster than my camera!

Here she is in a more quiet moment.  She seems to be a good dog, and everyone is having a good time with her.

Son #1 says that training his daughters is harder than training Bailey! 

14 x 23 inches

I finished my Color Challenge quilt in time for the Big Reveal at the summer picnic.  I didn't win any prizes, but I think I would have won for Smallest Quilt!  I kept it simple and just quilted a random plaid.  Random is hard!

Here's a peek at the back.  I used "orange" fabric, of course!

I'm having trouble with focusing on anything right now.  Just kind of pfutzing around, looking at this and that, trying to decide what to work on next.  I'm enjoying the summer.  We have had beautiful weather, so far.  So, I'm happy!

Wishing you a happy, creative week!


  1. Whoa! These ATCs are completely fantastic! Such tiny treasures!

  2. Your ATCs look wonderful, I like your use of buttons with long threads. A big welcome to Bailey, she looks like a sweetie! Love your Orange quilt, the backing is perfect too!!

  3. Congrats on finishing your Orange quilt! It looks great! Love your ATC's, esp. the 1st one--wonderful job.:)

  4. Love your ATC's and the Orange quilt. Wow! Cute puppy too!

  5. Looks like you are having a good summer - enjoy it ! Love your ATC's, and the puppy is just adorable ;-))

  6. Oh my goodness. So much cute. How are the ATC's finished. Are they soft and bendable or stiff?

  7. You and me both! This is officially a "fuzzy summer"! No focus, and I'm not getting very much done! I really like the Orange quilt -- the back is perfect!


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