New Weekly Quilt – QR Affirmation 1

Well, I didn’t expect this would be as popular as it is, but thanks so much to those who are viewing this from The Guardian Online!  
This is the first in a series of mini quilts I’m doing this month that are “affirmations”.  This is 8 x 8 inches.
These codes are everywhere and if you have a smartphone, you should be able to use a free QR code reader app to snap a picture of this and read what it says.  I’m not going to ruin that for you, so have fun figuring out what it says!

More are coming later this month.  This was a lot of fun.

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Collaborative Canvas Weekly Quilt

At some point with the collaborative canvas, you go from this:

to bits of the same canvas all cut up, with no real discernible rhyme or reason.  It’s at that point that I saw a leaf shape in the canvas, and thought to turn it into a flower.
Here’s the finished piece.

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New Weekly Quilts for May- Collaborative canvas

Here are a couple of new weekly quilts for May.  I had those lovely canvasses from my class in Cincinnati taught by Jamie Fingal and Leslie Tucker Jenison.  Often, with something as cool as these, you don’t want to cut it up afterwards and you end up keeping them forever.  I wanted to use them in this month’s themed works. I could not cut up the face I painted, so I used that portion whole.

This one is just an abstract.
I have 2 more coming later this week.  Enjoy!

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Star Wars Quiltlet 4- Yoda

Do, or do not…there is no try.
I remember Star Wars in the movie theatre, but the one that stuck with me was Empire Strikes Back.  I was old enough to know what was going on, and the line from Yoda to Luke about moving past that mental block really stuck with me.  I’m the kind of person who “gets it done” in a crisis or stressful time.  Maybe it was because of Master Yoda.  
I got the idea to do this lil Yoda in the middle of the class I took from Lyric Kinard back in March. In my sketchbook, above one of my exercises for class, I doodled a little Yoda.   After refining the sketch, I put my fabrics to work.  All of my Star Wars quiltlets are done in Cherrywood Fabrics, those gorgeous hand dyes.  I accentuated Yoda’s wrinkles with a grey fabric marker.
I hope you like him, as he finishes up March’s Weekly Quilt series, and I’m off to work on all of April and May.   

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Star Wars Quiltlet 3- Princess Leia

I always wanted to be Princess Leia.  What girl who loved those movies didn’t want to be her?  She had a gun, she was a Senator, she told off Grand Moff Tarkin…she was bad-ass!  

I have had a lot of fun designing these little Star Wars cuties. I’m starting to think ahead to my next series for next month.  I have a bunch of ideas… 

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