Wednesday, April 27, 2016

A Quilt for My Daughter

Taking my daughter's bedroom from a teen's room to a young adult we set out to first make a new bed quilt to be the focal point. This gem was designed by my daughter. I had the joy of machine piecing it and it was quilted by Jane at Jane Quilts. The goal was to simulate pieces of different types of wood assembled to make an intriguing pattern. The natural hues of the Kona cotton play well together. It was pieced organically after the initial design inspiration. It seemed fitting to photograph it at the edge of the woods but it will be good to have it make a permanent home inside. 

Looking down on the 83 x 81" quilt.

Sunday, January 10, 2016

A Quilt in Honor of a Wedding

This queen size bed quilt was pieced for my son and his wife as a Christmas gift during their first year of marriage. The kona cotton fabrics were chosen to reflect the colors of the wedding. The pattern is Moda Bake Shop's 'simple math'. Quilting is by Jane of Jane Quilts. Seems silly but my favorite part of this quilt is the multi colored binding.

Wednesday, October 28, 2015

Picnic Blanket

Fabric from Uganda and Rwanda to represent the study abroad programs accomplished by my son and future daughter in law. This was a shower gift and folds into itself to be a travel picnic blanket.

Monday, July 20, 2015

Double Size Bed Quilt

I don't create large quilts very often as the studio isn't set up well for that. But when my dear son gifted me with batik fabric from his semester in Uganda it seemed appropriate to use it this way. It was an interesting challenge to use such a large print with colors that I wouldn't typically assemble together. Thanks to Jane Clark from JaneQuilts for the quilting. Her professionalism and advice allowed the piece to finish up well. 

Table Runners

It's been fun to explore art quilting in the form of table runners such as this piece inspired by beach grass. I'm offering these for sale on the Carrot Top Studio website. See the details of this piece and read about it here.

Sacred Threads 2015

I'm proud to have this quilt in the banner exhibit that is in conjunction with the Sacred Threads 2015 exhibit   It is in Herndon, VA July 10-26th. My artist statement:

Holy Week Journey

This banner reflects the story we remember during Holy Week. The palm parade, crown of thorns and nails are enhanced by the texture of fabric confetti. Placed as if the parade had just passed by it is at first joyful and then turns to the impending darkness. The shape of the palm leaves mimic a spear shape and therefore the banner is completed with a palm in black to recall Jesus’ side being pierced. Like our sin mocks God’s love for us the purple background recalls the cloak that was mockingly placed on Jesus.

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Announcement: New Fiber Art Venues and Products

Feeling like it was time to change up the product line of Carrot Top Studio we've made additions to our web site for faith based fiber art and re-opened our Etsy Shop for fiber art that is not centered on faith  themes (with the exception of using our God given skills). 

One new tab on our studio website includes art that is displayed horizontally. Scripture gives us many examples of Christian hospitality that we can model our daily lives after. Is there a Bible verse that says you must use a table runner? Of course not! But we think textiles help an environment feel warm and inviting and that's why they are included on the website.

The other new tab on the studio website is for fiber art that is based on a Christian theme and it is displayed on a wall. This piece is perfect for the upcoming Advent season.

Lastly, here's a peak at some of the new Etsy items. Be sure to check out the mug rugs. They're just plain fun and at a really good price point!