Wandering the Oak Forest
Hello from Northern California. Where the oak trees dot the golden hills. This blog is a portal for me to share with you what is going on in my little part of the world. I love to garden, craft and use my imagination in every way possible. Please visit me often and stay tuned for tutorials of different crafts you can do at home. I hope to inspire creativity in others.
Sunday, June 1, 2014
Sunday, January 19, 2014
Saturday, January 18, 2014
Thursday, January 9, 2014
I wanted to show you what became of the quilt I was working on two years ago.
I was very inspired by the colors, the graphics and Alfonse Mucha. I had lots of feedback about adding the swath of color and bubbles.. My mom was not for it. But in my mind it was exactly what I wanted to do. So I cut the center right out of my quilt and inserted color, lots of bright color.
I broke my camera somewhere along the way, so this is a overly bright photo, but you get the idea.
Here is detail of my quilting.
I entered into the 2012 Pacific International Quilt Show, New California Quilters and got it in! That was so cool and such an honor. Better yet, I went to the show and was blown away and completely inspired by what people are capable of. I felt my quilt was made by a novice and it was like a personal challenge for me to try to do better.
I miss my Blog, I have lots of fun project to show, I hope you can find lots of inspiration here for your muse.
These are few of the things I have made in the last few months. Soon I will post new photos of projects in the works.
Saturday, January 7, 2012
This design has been popping up in my head all through the holidays. I’m still in the planning stages. The smaller sets of squares are sewn but not attached. I have many many more to cut and make. I still need to make 16 more large square sections before this would be large enough for a bed. I had not thought to use batiks for the background, I was planning to use solid colors as I usually do, but the teal called to me. I love it.
In person it is luxurious with metallic flashes , glitter of gold, shimmer of silver velvet. Thank you Gustav Klimt for your amazing art… without it I don’t know that this WIP would be coming into being.