Sunday, June 17, 2007

A new book

I received a new book in the mail yesterday. I ordered it a while back and it is finally here. It is "Art Quilt Workbook" by Jane Davila and Elin Waterston. I have not had much time to look at it yet but plan on doing so in the next few days. If you already have this book, please let me know what you think about it. So far, it looks great!

1st page in my Asian fabric book for a round robin

This is the front and back of my page for my Asian fabric book. We are starting a new round robin in Fabric in Altered Art and had intended for all players to have Asian themed books. We decided that everyone could pick their theme but I think we still ended up with 5 or 6 Asian themed books for the 8 players. One of the exceptions is a western themed book. Yee Haw! Love those wild west books!! The front of the Asian page is an image of Chinese shadow puppets. It is matted on a piece of Asian themed fabric that has gold metallic threads. Another favorite of mine. The embellishments include 2 Asian coins and an interesting embellishment that came in a set. It is stitched in place. The back has an image of a sketch of a village. I tried to scan or take a pic of the cover but not much luck with that. It is made of a brocade and has been made to be reversible. It has a button tab closure. I will try another picture later because it really is a beautiful fabric. This one is ready to go in the mail!

Vintage Fabric Page

This is the front and back of my page I did for the monthly fabric page swap on Fabric in Altered Art. The front has an image from a vintage postcard. Since the woman is playing the piano, I used a small piece of fabric with musical instruments on it as a "mat". The image of the vintage couple on the back of the page is from a rubber stamp. The word "vintage" is also from a rubber stamp. It was stamped on the image of the woman on the fromand stamped on a small strip of fabric and glued on the back.