Monday, February 26, 2007

2 More

I have two more postcards for your viewing pleasure! Silence is a postcard showing the beauty of winter. Snow is falling on the ice as the sun is setting. Star light is about the prarie as the sun is setting and the stars are starting to come out.

Friday, February 23, 2007

Floral Fantasy

Here is a quilt I made for a Quilting Arts Challenge.
I created it using a paper towel dyed different colors using easter egg dye! The colors were so rich and vibrant. I also dyed fabric dryer sheets then fused them onto the quilt to create the background flowers. Then I machine quilted around each to add details and interest (and to quilt the paper towel to the fabric backing). Then added in the fabric flowers and embellishments to create my current masterpiece! Even if it doesn't make it in, I will enjoy it in my home. It is so bright and beautiful to look at. I just loves the colors. If it does get accepted, you can see it at the Quilting Arts Booth in April at the big quilt show going on the 13th through the 15th.
Wish me luck!

Wednesday, February 21, 2007

3 more postcards

I have been busy the last few weeks and managed to finish my art quilt (which is being entered in a challenge) and 3 more postcards. I have included their pictures for your viewing pleasure!
Thanks for visiting

Sunday, February 11, 2007

Fiber Postcard

I finally finished my first postcard! It turned out great.
I dyed the fabric and then thread painted it by hand. It has been such a dark and dreary and bitterly cold winter so far, that I needed to have and early spring (even if it means creating it myself!)

Saturday, February 3, 2007

My name is Patty VanHuis-Cox. I am a fiber artist. I have two children who keep me quite busy with school and after school activities. Patrick is 8 and Madelyn is 5. My husband Steve works crazy hours so I am a stay at home mom. My resolution this year is to actually start sending my work in to shows and answering challenges. I have decided this is the year I am going to go for it. I am sick of sitting on the sidelines with my art and actually throw it out there for the world to see. I hope it will inspire others to do the same. The worst that can happen is that it truly sucks but at least I am giving it my all and enjoying the process along the way.
Look forward to hearing from others doing the same. I have to get my kids breakfast so I will sign off for now.