Tuesday, June 3, 2014

More of my Birds on a Wire

Whenever I have a minute to play I seem to go back to my birds... I love to find a new way to float them in something as simple as a Chinese coins mini quilt for a little art piece.  The thread painting brings them to life and is the finishing touch to these pieces.  Their swaroski crystal eyes adds even more dimension and detail to each winged creature.  The finished size of this piece is 12 inches by 17 inches.   This one is winging it's way to a new home for a swap partner!  Hope you likes it!

Thursday, January 9, 2014

 
 
 
Happy New Year!  Looking forward to a great 2014 with lots of shows, seminars and workshops ahead!  Our first show of the year will be Road to California and we'll be on the road soon!  I hope you'll stop by and visit!  Catch their blog and get a preview of what you'll see in our booth! 
 
http://www.road2cablog.com/         Lots of new vendors this year and we're one of them! 
 
 
I will be having technique Tuesdays this year and hope to have some of your favorite designers join me!  We'll be sharing new projects and new techniques for you to try this new year!  

Thursday, August 15, 2013

froggy went a courtin....

froggy went a courtin.... by nanotchka
froggy went a courtin...., a photo by nanotchka on Flickr.

sometimes you just want to do something for fun! One of my online swaps this month was the perfect place to just play a little! After doing some stalking on my partner and her likes I found that she loved frogs.....Had lots of fun making this little guy but decided he would be lost without his pond and lily pad so I made sure he had that too when he traveled to his new home! Next I'll be back to my quilting with some new quilts to show you and a tutorial or two! Things will be picking up here on the blog!

Monday, July 29, 2013

hexie flowers

hexie flowers by nanotchka
hexie flowers, a photo by nanotchka on Flickr.

I'll be getting back to my studio to work this week and took some time this week end just to play and relax a little. Julie Richardson used hexies in a little mini quilt for Art Quilting Studio magazine and I wanted to try a variation of her little quilt just to experiment with my box of hexies! She used lots of yo yo's and images on fabric for more embellishment but I decided I wanted to keep it simpler with the idea of using it for a fun quilt block in the future. I added a few buttons for just a hint of embellishing and really like the result. It's always fun to be inspired by another artists work and make it your own.

Sunday, June 16, 2013

salt lake city longarm quilter/ mini quilt

strata mini by nanotchka
strata mini, a photo by nanotchka on Flickr.

Some days you just have to step back and just play a little in your workroom! All of my orders were caught up, I was ready for my next show in Reno Nevada next week and I had even finished my yardwork.....what to do!! I decided just to play a little and make myself a little piece of fiber art to hang for summer. This is what I came up with!

Wednesday, June 12, 2013

salt lake city longarm quilter/ tablet cover

tablet cover by nanotchka
tablet cover, a photo by nanotchka on Flickr.

Finished! the cover is complete and ready to be put to work! I chose a Japanese linen print that reflects my love of anything "birds"! It took an afternoon but I saved the $90 and up that they wanted at the departmentstore in the handbag department! And mine is a one-of-a-kind!

Salt Lake City longarm quilter/ tablet cover

tablet cover detail by nanotchka
tablet cover detail, a photo by nanotchka on Flickr.

So you think you need the newest toy and once it's yours you head to your favorite store to find just the perfect, trendy cover to carry it in...the only problem is that your new tablet is so new that no one has made a cover that will fit! Unless it's an Ipad you're in trouble when it comes to finding something awesome to carry and protect your tablet. The new Samsung tablet was just the ticket for my needs but it's a little bigger than the Apple Ipad so it was time to pull out some fabrics and start designing something that would fit my needs.

this is the design for the inside of my cover. I wanted a place to hold the tablet when I'm using it and a pocket that would hold it securely in place when it's stored away. A little extra pocket for some notepaper etc. and a little sleeve for the pen that would make it more accessable.