Posts Tagged ‘8 of cups’

Have you seen this?

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Pretty exciting to see the quilt I painted a year ago gracing the cover of Quilting Arts magazine! It’s like coming full circle. What a year it’s been. I am in the very midst of the transition the cards spoke of that inspired this piece. 8 of Cups: Moving on and letting go. Time to […]


8 of Cups – finished

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After the quilting was finished, I marked out the finished size: 24″ x 60″, sewed a tight straight stitch just inside the marked line, then trimmed it to size. To finish the edge, I chose 3 different cords that picked up the colors in the quilt and used them to make a couched twisted cord binding. […]


In the home stretch…

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The quilting is done! I chose to do my curvy meandering fill stitching that is reminiscent of leaves and flourish-y shapes in the white background areas to contrast all the linear stitching on the cups and flourishes. I stitched with Bottomline thread which is generally used in the bobbin, it’s a lighter weight thread, because I wanted the stitched lines […]


8 of Cups progress

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I have been really loving spending time stitching! There are some other things I really should be doing, but I am feeling so in the groove right now, I don’t want to stop. I decided to continue using monofilament for stitching the feathery flourishes since I do not want to obscure this part of the […]


Things were humming along and then…snap!

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Isn’t it ironic that my free-motion presser foot breaks at strength?! LOL Well as frustrating as that is I suppose I shouldn’t be too surprised, this machine is over 20 years old and it is my favorite so it gets a lot of use. Luckily I found a replacement online pretty quick and have ordered […]


8 of Cups progress

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I am finally getting some time to work on my latest piece. I decided I want the quilting to have less loft and dimension and instead have more stitched illustrative details, so I am using wool felt instead of batting. Luckily I had a big piece of yellow felt that a friend gave me during […]


8 of cups

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While trying to gain perspective on things, the card that turned up most often as an outcome in tarot readings was the 8 of cups. It expresses exactly how I feel and has helped me realize I need to be more assertive in taking control of my life.  Being a tea drinker, using tea cups […]


Making progress in life and art

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This is my initial drawing on fabric as the base for my painting. I started with an anatomical heart from an old medical illustration engraving. I extended the arteries into curving vines to represent new growth and life. Below I have drawn veins from a heart, going upwards, which feel like barren trees, but also have the […]


Finding my way out

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Thank you so much for all the words of support and encouragement, I appreciate it so much. I am blessed to have so many wonderful friends and kindred creative spirits in my life. I needed to find perspective over the last week and realize that although times are difficult, I am not alone and things […]