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The Process!

Hi! Thank you for viewing my art process! Each piece is an original piece of art created by myself.

The Zentangle inspired art pieces are created with a blank white piece of fabric. Temporary lines are drawn as the base of my art planning. Then I free-hand everything else with black ink and add color with ink or paint.

Once the ink and color are done, I add cotton batting and quilt the piece, sew a fabric border and staple it to a stretched canvas frame.

The photo quilts start with a photo that I have taken of scenes around our Buffalo, NY area. I create my pattern by tracing the colors, shades, and shapes on the picture, enlarge it to the size I want. Using this paper pattern, I cut the big shapes out of fabric and glue each piece on, then sew around each piece to secure the fabric to the base of the quilt.

Then the fun part comes! Painting brings out the specific color that I want as well as the fine details that I cannot achieve with fabric. Lastly, each piece is quilted, sewn fabric border, and stapled onto the stretched canvas frame.

Little known fact……My dad was an upholsterer and he taught me some of the upholstery skills like using a staple gun that I still use today!

My pocket hugs started in January 2021 during the Pandemic. I saw that other people were making this same basic idea of showing someone you care by sending them a token they can touch and hold.

Mine turned out to also include words of positivity and gratitude as well as the Zentangle inspired artwork I draw on each one. Some of these photos show the temporary registration marks that I place on the fabric to guide me. These marks are removed.

Below are more photos and videos of me creating my pieces. Enjoy each one, and thank you again for viewing my work! Please leave a comment and tell me your thoughts!

Part of my drawing process! If only I could draw this fast in real time!

Thank you once again for viewing all of the photos and videos. If you have any questions about my work and/or would like to purchase a piece or have a custom piece made, please contact me.

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Roycroft Art Show – June 26 & 27

I was recently accepted into the Roycroft Artisan Group. They are having an art show in June and I am busily making art to sell as well as painting my display for the show!

Mark your calendars to come to the show and see all of the wonderful artists!

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Paper-Pieced Table Runner

I am going through a slow process of organizing myself and my work area. It was looking like a hurricane hit it. Little by little I am (with my husband’s help) picking up everything. One of the things that I have to do is complete the multitude of unfinished projects (UFOs) that I have. Some are from when I was going to teach and I was in the process of making samples for that class. Others were me trying to learn art quilting and just gave up on it and moved onto another project. Kind of a “Shinny object” disease (new things always catching my eye and interest).

The first one that I am working on completing is this table runner. I designed it and it was suppose to be a class until Covid hit and my plans were altered. So once it is finished I’ll add it to my Etsy list or in one of the shops (haven’t decided that yet).

After I designed the table runner, I print a piece of paper for each square I need. In this case 12.
Then I sew on the pieces of fabric on. Actually, each piece of fabric is sewn on the paper side for accuracy. I’ll have to do a video another date showing you that process.
This is one of the squares with the paper still on the back and all of the fabric sewn.
Now the fun part comes!!! All of the squares are sewn together and I get to pull off every little piece of paper!!!!
It’s all ready to layer, quilt, and add a binding! WooHoo!

Hope you enjoyed this blog! Have a wonderful day!

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Fabric Doll Quilt

Before Covid started, I was babysitting this wonderful family. One of the two children turned 3 yesterday (Shout out to the Birthday Boy!), and I made him this Fabric Doll Quilt. About three years ago, I made one for his older sister and he loves to play with his sister’s, so I made him a boy quilt for him.

This is the quilt totally done. The doll is felt quilted (sewn) onto the main quilt.
The clothes (to the left) have the prickly side of velcro on one side so that they can adhere to the felt better.
The quilt itself has two zipper pockets (top and bottom) that can house the clothes. This way everything is kept all in one place!
Here’s just a fun video of me quilting the quilt.

Thank you for reading my blog! Have a wonderful day!

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Christmas Gifts!

I’m done with my orders before Christmas! However, my projects are always increasing whether they are custom projects for customers or personal projects. An Art Quilter’s work is never done!

Today I am working on gifts for two young children in my life. These are fabric doll houses designed by Rebecca Page. She has some wonderful sewing patterns and the directions are easy to follow.

I was having some fun with the features on my camera!!

These are just pieces of one for a girl and one for a boy. When I’m done on Wednesday, I will share the entire book completed.

Until then…….Thank you for reading my blog and please leave a comment to tell me how you like this.

Pam

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My Virtual Craft Show!!!

At 6pm today, I will be live on my Facebook page showing all the items I have been making through the quarantine so far.

Here’s the link: https://www.facebook.com/events/646125319349205

Below are some of the items I will be showing and ready to sell. I will be talking about my custom items as well and some will be great Holiday gifts!

You can shop at my Etsy store if you are ready to right now!

Hope to see you there!

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Updated Etsy Shop!

Hi Everyone! I am excited to share with you that my Etsy shop: sewwon.etsy.com is up and running. I have a few items on there now and will be continuing to add art pieces as they are finished.

You can also find this shop by going to my home page and clicking on quilts to sell.

Please share this site with your friends.

Thank you so much for sharing my blog and my shop!

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Emotions

We are all in the same boat with this novel virus. Today, my emotions are getting the best of me. I want to share with you how I handle emotional days. (Not that I’m an expert)

To date I have made about 600 masks. Some are donated and some are sold. Some of you have donated extra money which I have contributed to Buffalo Resilience ($380).

As I work on the masks, I am praying for the health of the people who will be wearing them, all of the essential employees, first responders, and any people who have contracted the virus. These are heavy days for all of us.

So, I find my happiness comes from my art quilting. I am making little art pieces (which are for sale). Today I’m going to continue on a piece to help me get focused again.

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I have to find about one hour per day to do my art which will bring me peace. Some days it may be half of the day or all day just to give myself some peace and happiness.❤️

If you find that you are struggling emotionally in these times, do something that makes you happy for a portion of the day! Please share with me what makes you happy!

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Flowers

Above are a couple of art pieces I have done. Please contact me if you would like to purchase them.

Until next time, stay safe and healthy.

Peace.

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Planning and Working!!

I can’t believe that it’s been sew long since I have written! I have been busy with many projects. So far, I have done 2-1/2 quilts (pictures are below), 2 technique blogs, planning on some paper pieced table runner classes, and my usual–babysitting!

Today was a pajama, work day for me. I am working on a paper piecing quilt that is a raffle quilt for the Twin City Quilt Guild which I am apart of. In listening to the news today, I figured I’d better make a list of all the sewing/quilting projects I have to do. Some are jobs, some are gifts, some are competition quilts, and others are just learning and refining my skills. I think I’ll be busy for a few months or sew!!

This pandemic has made me think of my grandmothers. They lived through the Great Depression and I had many blessed years listening to their stories and seeing how they learned how to be frugal and resourceful. I see how people are hoarding items especially paper items. What would my grandmother do? They didn’t have all of the paper goods we have now. I did not have to think too long to figure out what our household would do if we ran out of paper goods. I have a stash of fabric for a reason!

Hope this brings a little brightness in your day! May you stay safe, healthy, and enjoy your life!

Peace –

Pam