Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Folk Art Fusion

I've been developing my "Folk Art Fusion" technique for quite some time now. It combines my love of applique, stitching and the simplistic fun of folk art. Instead of having a solid background, I have a fused, textured background. This is a small piece that I just finished. I think it looks great on that hanger. :)

I will be teaching this technique locally in the Fall. I have also been invited to give a lecture on this technique to a quilt guild in Winston Salem, NC. I'm over the moon excited about both opportunities! I truly enjoy teaching and sharing with others. I taught quilting for ten years until the local shop closed. I sure have missed it. I'm looking forward to bringing something new to the quilting and stitching world.

Soon I will be carrying wool pieces in my Shop, so stay tuned!

Hope your week is going good so far! Don't forget to register for my giveaway on the post below! :)
xx,

36 comments:

Christine M said...

I love your little quilt Shell. The background works so well.

Jeanette said...

Gorgeous hanging Shell. Love the colours. Hugs,

BubzRugz said...

So pretty.... the background is wonderful and gives such a different texture.... how exciting to have these teaching opportunities..... All the best with it....
Hugz

Vroomans' Quilts said...

Cute little wallhanging. Glad to hear you will be carrying wool. Is that a hanger from Ackfeldwire?

Christina said...

That is just lovely!

CHRIS said...

Hi Shell, Been missing a couple of weeks,you have been busy! Adorable little piece, I love to mix up my backgrounds too so much fun. Hugs Chris.

Tonya said...

Congrats to you! I love to teach too.

Sunnybec said...

Lovely little quilt.

Crafty Green Poet said...

what a beautiful quilt! Good luck with your teaching! I enjoy teaching too.

Jane said...

Very pretty Shell, the flowers look vibrant against the darker background and the hanger suits the quilt too.
Good luck with your teaching and lucky people who will have the pleasure of you doing so xxx

Michelle Ridgway said...

It is such a sweet little quilt...love the applique. I love the look of pieced scrappy backgrounds too it adds a little zing to a piece. Lovely.
Michelle

Jenny of Elefantz said...

Ah, Shell, once again a gorgeous *you* design! Love it!
I'm so pleased you'll be teaching again - what a blessing to those students you will be. :-)
Hugs
Jen
xxxx

Peg - Happy In Quilting said...

Wow...gorgeous...

Barb said...

I so love this.....love love love....and how fun for you!

Jennifer MacNeill-Traylor said...

Lovely design!

JCnNC said...

I really like this, Shell. The pieced background brings so much interest to the piece and makes the subject applique pop. Love learning new things about you and I bet you are a terrific teacher. Judy C

Karen M said...

LOVE this piece, shell. The textures are amazing, the lines elegant... another triumph!

Brynwood Needleworks said...

Such a beautiful piece, Shell. I hope you'll be "teaching" this technique in Williamsburg this fall, too! ;-D
Hope you have a great day. I'll be spending another day in the "wilderness". lol
xoxo
Donna

Rosa said...

It`s very cute !I love it.

Sheila said...

Sweet design and this looks like a fun technique , wish I was closer to take your class .

The Fab Furs said...

What a pretty piece! The colors look great on that background.

Kris said...

Oh, Shell!! This is very cute!!! And you are right, it looks darling on that hanger!! Are you going to make patterns or is this something we need to learn in a class?? Kris

Natascha said...

Very pretty. I love that technique !

Debora said...

Oh, it's so cute, Shell! Way to go! I love the colors and combination of textures and techniques.

Jade said...

Oooooh, pretty! I can picture some lovely bunny art with that technique. Happy teaching!

Sheila said...

Your quilt is beautiful. I love it, blue is my color.
The teaching sounds exciting, wished I lived closer.

Sharon said...

Beautiful, Shell! You're so talented!

Jillayne said...

Love it Shell! This is just awesome - I think your combined technique is just so creative - brilliant idea!!

Jo in TAS said...

OOOOh that looks gorgeous Shell!

Allie said...

It's just beautiful sweetie - I too love a pieced background, it gives so much interest! Congrats on teaching again, I hope I can take one of your classes someday!

Draffin Bears said...

Hi Shell,

Your Folk Art is beautiful and how wonderful that you are soon going to be teaching this technique to others.
Way to go girlfriend!

Happy rest of the week
Hugs
Carolyn

Rabbits' Guy said...

There ya go - getting famous! Watch out North Carolina.

Sherry said...

You are a very talented lady. As always I love your designs.

Karen said...

I love your folk art style piece. The fused background gives the piece an additional subtle interest.

Lisa said...

This is beautiful Shell! I love the COLOR contrast, texture, and I think the small size makes it kind of novel.

Carrie P. said...

Next year can't come soon enough for me to see this new technique you have developed. I am really looking forward to you come to the guild.