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Wednesday, April 27, 2016

Faux patchwork quilt block


I shared this tutorial awhile ago on Beading Arts.  It's a two-parter, and the link takes you to part one :-)


Monday, April 25, 2016

Dragonflies dance

Cyndi Lavin, 2015


Black marker, Derwent Inktense pencils, watercolor paper


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Monday, April 18, 2016

Grapes and wine glass

Cyndi Lavin, 2015

Black marker, Derwent Inktense pencils, watercolor paper


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Monday, April 11, 2016

Small tree quilt


Awhile back, I got very interested in stitching trees for my crazy quilt and other quilt blocks.  Kathy Shaw's surface design class made several patterns for trees available for our use, and I chose one of them for this small quilt.

Use tracing paper to draw and pin the
pattern to your block

I stitched the tree onto a block that has been sitting around my studio for literally years.  The fabrics are antiques, which is why the central piece is stained.  It doesn't bother me at all...in fact, I love that it was well loved and used.





I used scroll stitch for the trunk and major branches and stem stitch for the smaller branches.  The "leaves" are antique French sequins and size 11/0 red seed beads.
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Monday, April 04, 2016

Lemons and lavender

Cyndi Lavin, 2015

Black marker, Derwent Inktense pencils, watercolor paper

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