After my recent epiphany that quilting is like Canned Soup  (artistically speaking, of course, for myself only) I know I can do this myself and it will taste better. I purchased one item.  A Bernina Free Hand Quilting Foot for $40. Then I watched a couple videos on YouTube. This is our maiden voyage.  I am in […]

In June I blogged about my non-process of putting this quilt together. Fiber Art 10, My Muse Was In The Room I was so excited about it at the time, then I let it sit for three months before I took it to my Custom Quilter to finish.  I am in a quandary as to […]

Last November I spent a week with my Aunt Sandra in Santa Fe.  I called it a week long “Artist’s Date”.    Aunt Sandra had a successful Interior Design Business in the 1980’s. While I was there she bestowed upon me her “Stash” of designer fabrics. They would qualify now as vintage or retro. I get […]

I will say it again…. This is my most favorite-est project to date. I see a pattern developing here. My first real “commissioned” piece is for my cousin and dear friend, Karen. She asked me to make two pillows for her mom, (My Aunt Kaye) for her birthday. I think she’s turning 85 next month. I […]

Creative Everyday Challenge Weekly Check-In While T.H. and I were wandering around Salida, Colorado enjoying the cool weather, I discovered another set of   vintage quilt blocks  .  They were a bit more expensive than the $18 I paid in Wichita. They were $40 (started at $55) which was do-able.  However, they were slightly yellowed with […]

I know I’ve said this before. But this may very well be my favorite project to date. In reality I’m just finishing a project started by someone else. I regularly breeze through my favorite antique mall in Wichita looking for vintage textiles and sewing notions.  I spotted this stack of quilt blocks for $18. There […]

I am not nearly old enough nor responsible enough to have a grandchild of my own yet.  However, every so often someone will give me a “loaner” for a test drive.  My resume reads: I raised a girl.  I was a girl.  I was a Brownie Scout Leader and a substitute teacher. That qualifies me for […]

  BLUE is the theme for Creative Everyday Challenge 2011  month of July. I took an Artist’s Date to Wichita last Saturday. I found a delicious new (to me) fabric shoppe in the Delano District where I spent two hours and a few hundred dollars re-supplying my stash. The ladies at Material Girls Quilt Shoppe helped me find the backing […]

 I stated that the leopard print pillow I made last week was my favorite creation to date. That is no longer true. This leopard pillow is my new favorite creation to date on my Cowgirl Red Blog.      I used that same skirt for inspiration and the same technique.I’m calling it “Reverse Applique”. I placed the bias strips horizontally […]

This may well be my favorite creation to date on my Cowgirl Red Fiber Art Blog. The inspiration was my favorite summer skirt on the right. I don’t know what the technique is called.  It is two layers of fabric, appliqued and cut out randomly.  The fabric on the left is an extremely cheap (price […]

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