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Month: May 2012

Storm Clouds

Posted in Reference Photos

After a day with temperature in the high 90’s, a cold front came marching in with magnificent dark clouds.  Take a look:

 Storm Clouds in May  SibStudio dot com The clouds looked like they were from the Wizard of Oz rather than Pennsylvania

May Storm Clouds   They were moving steadily across the sky, loosely swirling. They looked like the huge clouds of  large paintings of the stormy seas.

May Cold Front Marching inLuckily they were more bite than bark, and the storm itself was quite mild. But boy were they a site to behold! I will be using these photos in future paintings.

Purple Clematis Wall Hanging, Part 2 Finished

Posted in Peeking Behind the Easel, and Sewing

It's finished! What fun this quilt was!  Take a look and see what you think : )

purple clematis wall hanging by kathy sibley   sibstudiosewing at etsy

 My favorite parts are the painted clematis and the quilting. I used a  heat sensitive pen to sketch out the clematis across the purple and white blocks to use as a guide for the quilting on the side panels.

purple clematis   sibstudio dot com

  I'm ready to start the next one!  You can find this quilt later this morning at my SibStudioSewing shop at Etsy

Purple Clematis Wall Hanging, Part 1

Posted in Peeking Behind the Easel, and Sewing

I rarely used a pattern when creating a quilt. I usually have an imagine in mind and the trick is figure out how to make the imagine a reality.  If I am designing something  way out of the box, I use the tracing paper sheets taped together to draw out the actual quilt and proceed to make  the pattern pieces. In the case of this quilt, graph paper worked  just fine to draw out my design.

Tools for designing your own quilt   sibstudio dot com

The little notebook on the right has the quilt idea that I am working on. I sketch out sewing ideas the same way I do for painting ideas. The graph paper has the nuts & bolts measurements and design for this quilt.

I wanted the quilt to be a vertical rectangle with a center panel of painted flowers. The sides will be narrow strips that picked up the colors of the flowers. The main color will be white to give the over all quilt a fresh, bright, contemporary  look.  I have finished the center strip of painted flowers.

Center strip of painted flowers for quilt  sibstudio dot com

I used photos of clematis taken in the yard as my reference.  Stay tuned to see the finished quilt – it is almost finished!

Pink Rose and Stripes Tote

Posted in Art Work, and Sewing

New painted and quilted tote up on my SibStudioSewing shop. The pastel fabric, with it's stripes of pink, rose, cream and sage green, reminded me of a rose bush in the back yard.   I  painted  simple wild roses along the top with acrylic fabric paints in the same colors as the stripes on the top cream band. 

I love how the quilting around the roses made the roses really pop. After sewing  and quilting, I added a little line of leaves and vines about 2/3 down the tote. Inside is a cream and little pink roses fabric and lots of pockets.  This was a really fun tote bag to make and is truly one of a kind..  You can find this tote and more at my sewing shop