CGM Podcast Episode #73: Star Spangled Sammy

Listen to the episode here

Show Notes 

Life Update:

  • The weather! For fewer complaints (and a great quilty podcast, listen to Frances over at Off Kilter Quilter.
  • Sam is singing the Star Spangled Banner in her school's talent show. I'll be the proud mama in front...wearing earplugs. ;-)
F.O.'s and WIPs:
  • Mini Quilt: Scrap-collecting bird. Blog post here.
  • More Lifebook and art journal pages.
  • Duds blog post.
Email Questions answered! Thank you Linda, Carrie, Sharon, and Prithi for your emails.

Organizing book mentioned:

by Marie Kondo

Classic Movie:
The Long, Long Trailer 
with Lucille Ball and Desi Arnaz

Book Review:

Funny Girl by Nick Hornby

Thanks for listening!!



Mini Quilt: Are You Gonna Use That?

I made this little quilt over the long holiday weekend. An extra snow day allowed me to finish it up!

15" x 16"

This is my fabric version of a paper collage by artist Elizabeth St. Hilaire. I have admired her work for several years, and have had this silly bird on my list of art quilts to make for awhile.

Here are a few closeups:

I purposely left a few of the threads hanging from his beak, since he is picking up sewing scraps after all.....

This little quilt was made using fusible appliqué (I use Pellon 805/Wonder Under) and various hand dyed and text print scraps form my stash. For the music notes on his body and beak, I used a rubber stamp and dark brown archival ink stamp pad.

He's going to hang out with me in my studio for awhile, then I will probably pass him on to a friend I know who loves birds and bird watching.