Saturday Stuff

My friend, Nancy, makes some beautiful fabric, floral pins. On one of our Wabi Sabi sewing days, my Meemaw friends and tried our hand at making floral pins.
    
Today, my sister, Emma, sent me a photo of a fabric brooch that had thread sketching and embroidery. I just had to give it a try.

Now, I am looking online to see what others have done with fabric brooches.
It has been a drizzly, lazy Saturday, so I have not started on any big project. I did complete another thread sketch for the #100 Day Project. I am not a selfie-type person, but I find it easy to thread sketch caricatures of myself. This way, I do not offend anyone.😉
Since I was not able to go for a walk today, I thread sketched a selfie of me taking a walk.

#100 Day Project

One of my goals is to learn how to thread sketch. At this time, I am “drawing” outlines with the thread as my pen. The #100 Day Project is a fun way to keep me practicing. I love making small things, so I chose to make these 2.5″ X 3.5″ fabric business cards. It is quite satisfying to see my stack of fabric cards grow.
Some of the cards will be hand stitched, and others will be thread sketched. I might start fabric painting some of them.

Today’s piece comes after a long day of making a rug, a lunch date, and going for a walk.
Thread Sketching
Big Yawn
Growing stack of fabric cards

April is Poetry month. My message board has a quote by Muriel Rukeyser.

Yellow Breasted Chat

San Antonio has many beautiful parks that are sanctuary for many species of birds.
One of my Meemaw friends is a Master Naturalist, who is well versed in identifying birds.
We frequently go in search for particular birds that may be in the area during a particular season.
Phil Hardberger Park Conservancy is one of the parks we visit.
The conservancy provides a list of birds that can be found in the park.
One of the birds listed, is a yellow breasted chat. I have never been fortunate to see one in the park, so I decided to paint one on fabric.

I used pastels to paint the bird on a beige, linen memo.
Fabric markers were also used to highlight areas.


After thread sketching the block, I pieced a frame and border.
The block is a 9″ square after adding the pieces.

These blocks that I am making are for practice and trying new things.
I am making a list of areas that show improvement and those requiring more practice.
At the Texas Quilt Museum, I saw a binder that contained blocks made by various quilters.
I am thinking of making my own quilt block binder.

 

#The100DayProject

My goal for this  100 Day Project is to make a variety of quilt blocks.
With each block, I plan to try new things and practice old skills.
I am also in the process of designing a quilt using some of the ideas I got while visiting the Quilt Museum in La Grange. The different colored thread I ordered was delivered today. I have been acquiring fabric a bit at a time. Some of these 100 Day Project blocks may find their way into this quilt.  I hope to be starting on this soon.
In the meantime, this is the block I made for today.
It is the selfie block I thread sketched a few days ago.
I added some wonky strips to go with my wonky self.
I used acrylic paint, water color, and some fabric crayon and pencil.
As of yet, I have no plan for this block.
It might become a small wall hanging.
Or, it might be included in a quilt.
Who knows?
I will have a box of blocks when I am finished with this 100 Day Project…hopefully, I will have learned and have shown improvement.

(Yes, my wardrobe is reflected in this piece!)
Today, I was also working on the hexagon block for my quilt journal.
I had such a wonderful day with my grandson, I just had to record it in my journal.
This hexagon will be finished tomorrow, after I buy some ladybug buttons!