Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Work'in on it Wednesday, Folk-Art Fusion

Hi there! Happy leap year day!

I've been a busy bunny around these parts. This is my newest Folk-Art Fusion piece for my book Briarside Lane (available in late May, bunny ears crossed). I'm giving a lecture on it March 12th to the Forsyth Piecers and Quilters Guild in Winston-Salem, NC. I can hardly wait!

Each piece in my book will have something to do with what is happening down Briarside Lane. This wallhanging shows that "All Paths Point to Carrots" and that's the name of this quilt. The idea came to me early one morning and I really love how it turned out. It was so fun to work on.

Like I mentioned last week, my Folk-Art Fusion technique features hand stitching, wool applique and machine quilting. It's fun to do, you don't need any fancy equipment, and it's portable! I really don't like being tied to a sewing machine all the time. Plus, hand stitching is very relaxing to me.

So how are your Harrington and Hannah blocks coming? Have you joined the Flickr group? I would love to see them. Sign up is on the right.

Have a fun day!
xx, Michelle

30 comments:

Susan At Glen Oaks Primitives said...

Good Morning, Shell:

What a gorgeous folk art quilt.
Harrington and Hannah must be
so very proud of you.

Hugs,

Susan

StitchinByTheLake said...

Another wonderful piece Shell - I love those carrots! I'll be going home next week and the first thing I'm going to do is to get my Harrington and Hannah block ready to stitch! blessings, marlene

Lesley said...

This is so cute!

CJ Stitching and Blooms said...

Your wee Piece is lovely and very colorful. Hugs Judy

Kathy said...

What a cute quilt!

Happy Leap Day!

Kris said...

Shell - This piece is DARLING!! Looking forward to your new book coming out!! oxoxKris

Crafty Green Poet said...

such a gorgeous design and lovely vivid colours!

Jillayne said...

This is so cute Shell - I love the carrots.
I'll keep my fingers crossed for late May as well!

Vroomans' Quilts said...

What a sweet project - fingers and toes are crossed - May is a good month. It is finally snowing here, so a good day to get my H & H blocks done and posted.

Raewyn said...

Your latest fusion quilt is gorgeous - the carrots are a great touch! I made a start on Hannah and Harrington last night - hopefully I will have something to share in a day or so.

Jade said...

That quilt is just too awesome for words--love the name, love the colors, love the carrots!

Sherri said...

Shell, I just love this wall hanging!! It is so wonderful!!

Christine M said...

Gorgeous Shell. I love the colours.

Allie said...

Oh Shell I am SO looking forward to your book!!! This is a spectacular piece!

Jeanette said...

Such a gorgeous hanging. I love it. Can't wait for your book. Hugs,

Sallie said...

Love it!

Natascha said...

I love the colors in this piece, the bun & carrots! Pretty!

Brenda said...

What a pretty piece. I will be looking for the book! I just added pictures of the first two block I completed to the group today.

quiltma said...

LOVE IT

Sherry said...

Looking forward to your e-book. Beautiful project and it sounds like it would be fun to do.

Elly D said...

Oh how WONDERFUL!! LOVE IT :) Looking forward to your book!! Bunny hugs Elly and bunnies

Denise :) said...

Oh Michelle! I love it, LOVE it! You are so wonderfully creative! :)

Brynwood Needleworks said...

Hi Shell:
Must have missed this post with all the traveling! I LOVE your new piece. It's so fabulous and I just know your book is going to be wonderful.
xoxo
Donna

JCnNC said...

This is so cute, Shell. Looking forward to seeing all the patterns in May. Judy C

Hillbilly Tonya said...

Very cute! Come on May!

Lisa said...

I love it! This one is really fun. It's a little different, but still bunny!

gail said...

Hi Shell. I love this piece. Just adorable. How exciting, a lecture and a book. I wish you so much of the very best. (()). I loved the pictures from the Quilt show too. Amazing talent for sure~
Have a great weekend. (())
Gail

Sheila said...

I love this Shell but then again I love all your work. I have my Feb. block almost complete ,just a few more stitches and I can post a picture :-)

Carrie P. said...

What a cute design!!!
I have gotten my block done except for some of the stitching where I need some of your threads.
Can't wait to meet you in person.

Connie said...

Wow, this is so neat! Every time I see one of your beautiful pieces I want to try your Folk-Art Fusion! Can't wait to see your new book!
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