Monday, April 8, 2013

Blooming Hearts and Butterflies

Hi ya! Hope you had a wonderful weekend. It was beautiful here. I did manage to sneak out yesterday and take a really long walk in the warm sunshine. Fabulous!

The rest of the time I worked on Folk Art Fusion(TM) pieces.

I'm delighted to show you my finished "Blooming Hearts" piece. Remember I said there would be a little bit more? Well, notice the borders? They are not attached in a traditional method. They are free standing. All the pieces in my new book, "Fabled Fusions" will be like this. I'm looking forward to teaching you how to do this. It's so fun!


I have been quilting since 1989. In 2006 I got involved with some art quilts and actually had several of my art quilt pieces published in a book and magazines. This method kinda combines my love of both traditional and art quilting. I guess I'm somewhere in the middle of both. :)


Here's a little sneaky peek of another piece. This one is called "Butterfly Breeze." I got one of them stitched. I can't wait to show you more.

Well, have a good week. Go out and do something creative. I hope you have sunny, happy skies in your little corner of the world.

xx,
Michelle and the Bunnies

27 comments:

Kris said...

Your Blooming Hearts piece is gorgeous!! I love the red you are using!! And those floating borders are so unique!!

Vroomans' Quilts said...

Oh how sweet! Great border treatment that just enhances the piece.

Allie said...

So so so loving these, Shell, you are a creative genius!!!!

WinnibriggsHouse said...

They are quite stunning!

bunnits said...

These are delightful!

Shirley said...

Just beautiful x

Jules said...

This is looking fab! x

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

Good morning sunshine!!! WOW, these are fabulous and fun to get April moving about properly. We are still having a bit of a chill here, so I need to see some form of SPRING life! Your designs are simply gorgeous and your skill of perfection is unmatched. Lovely my dear friend! Hugs to you and the fuzzy crew! Anita

Missie of Hallbrook Designs said...

Wow! It is so stunning! Can't wait to see what else you come up with Girly!! I still think that border would make a great purse strap!

Jenny of Elefantz said...

Wow, wow, and wow...

Kate said...

Beautiful!

Osage Bluff Quilter said...

Oh I love the red and greens on black. That is striking!!!!
Patti

Shirley said...

Good Morning, I love your new pieces this morning. I always love to see what you are doing and it always amazes me to see the beauty come to life. I had a wonderful day yesterday. My Oldest is home for a very short visit. Have a wonderful day. Hugs and Prayers from Your Missouri Friend.

kristie said...

Love it! I can't wait to see how to do the floating frame.

speedyrabbit said...

Shell you all ways create beautiful things,xx Rachel

tink's mom said...

Wow the difference between the stitched and unstitched butterflies is amazing. Wonderful job. Love the concept of the other piece with the floating edges.

Jo said...

This is stunning work, Shell.
Good to be back blogging again and catching up with you here!
xx

Mosaic Magpie said...

Thanks for showing the two butterflies one embellished and the other ready to be embellished.
It really is a good example of how much the stitching really adds to a piece.
Deb

Jeanette said...

Well that is just stunning. I love it. Love those butterflies. They are so cute. Hugs,xx

Deb~Paxton Valley Folk Art said...

So beautiful Shell and that border is amazing! You are such a smart cookie <3

Createology said...

Your new pieces of art are beautiful. Free standing borders sound like they really offer lots of possibilities. Hearts and Butterflies are my favorites...
Stitching Bliss!

Rabbits' Guy said...

Yep - pretty work indeed!

I should do something creative? ... hmmm. I could paint the garage lime green. That ought to do it!!!

Charlene ♥ SC said...

I'm really loving this one! You are so talented and creative!

Alicia Key said...

Can't wait to find out how you did those stand alone borders! Missed seeing Hannah & Harrington this morning!

VickiT said...

Love them all.

Draffin Bears said...

Hi Shell,

Glad that you have sunshine there and you got out for a walk.
I love your sweet butterflies and hearts.
Hope that all is well with you dear friend
Sending hugs
Carolyn

Carrie P. said...

Wow! Michelle, that is so neat!