Saturday, November 27, 2010

Color... Lots of It!! And Winners too!

Hello Everyone,

I hope you have all had a wonderful Thanksgiving and also survived Black Friday!! Speaking of Black Friday, check out the specials going on my home page of my shop! We had a fun day on Thanksgiving visiting family, but we are now home ready to get back into daily life. That is a good thing!

Recently, at my quilting retreat, we had the wonderful opportunity to visit a fabulous studio of art quilter Frances Holliday Alford. It is located in the quaint town of Grafton, VT and is well worth the stop. Her studio is called Embellishment Studios and very appropriately so. I wanted to just sleep there!!

She has been featured in Quilting Arts magazine and is quite the talent. I took tons of pictures, but was really taken with one piece that is in progress. So I chose to show you these.


Simply gorgeous! She had drawers and drawers filled with buttons and beads. All categorized by color. All fun too! This is still in progress.


Once you start getting closer to it you can distinguish the different beads and buttons that she has attached. Things like flowers, ladybugs, and ducks.


Hands too!


It is a very organized, kind of disorganized rainbow of color.


I just love the way the circles go from larger to smaller. I look forward to seeing this one complete.

Doesn't this piece make you want to get out all your buttons and beads and just begin playing? Now if this wasn't enough to make you drool, just take a look at this...


This is her fabric stash!! Well organized and gorgeous!

Now for the winners of the rulers from this post...

The winner of the Hunter's Star Ruler is:

Suzie from Little Busy Bee

The winner of the V Block Ruler is:


Thank you to all who entered the drawing!!

Until Next Time...


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20 comments:

Juana Castañeda said...

It´s so wonderful... I like it!

jednoiglec said...

These are gorgeous! The button work and the fabric stacks - I love it! Thank you for sharing this!

Stephanie said...

I'm so happy for Suzie! Wow, what a stash and the buttons are to die for.

Oops-Lah said...

Wow, what a fantastic fabric stash. I think that beats everything I have ever seen ;). Thanks for sharing.

Peach Rainbow said...

Wow, So beautiful!

karenfae said...

I just love her fabric - so organized and decorative!
Karen
http://karensquilting.com/blog/

Gene Black said...

WOW!


and congrats to the winners

Nedra said...

How beautiful to see all the lovely colors together. I think I liked seeing her stash as much as her work!

Lisa said...

Oh, I want to LIVE in that room!!! Beautiful work, too.

dutch sisters said...

That is so so prety!!

Amy - Amy's Creative Side said...

Beautiful pics Jackie! The composition of her rainbow is so pretty!

ANudge said...

What a treat visiting visiting Frances' place. Wonderful eye candy.

And speaking of eye candy: ... just wanted to let you know I have recieved my winnings and am so pleased with them. Thank you again for sponsoring the Blogger's Quilt festival. I'm still enjoying the quilts. I posted on my blog about the fabric I got and put in your link. You can see it at http://quiltingreadersgarden.blogspot.com/2010/11/winnings-from-blog-festival.html

hugs,
Angie

Robin (rsislandcrafts) said...

What a fun piece! I love rainbows so this one really speaks to me. I am also a collector of buttons of every shape, design, and color :)

Sherri said...

Her fabric stash is absolutely amazing!

Thimbleanna said...

Wow! That's beadwork is gorgeous! Thanks for sharing all the pretty color!!!

Janet said...

What an amazing piece of art and so fun to look at. The stash must have been to die for.

Suzie said...

Thank you so much!!!!It's a wonderful giveaway! Frances's stash is a dream, so beautifully organized, and her bead work is stunning, too!

PatSloan said...

Just amazing!! I'm looking at your blog while I eat my last piece of Cherry pie! I knew you'd want to know!

Grazia said...

That beadwork is terrific....incredible! :)

Tonya Ricucci said...

ooh, I saw one of Frances' quilts at Houston and loved it. so cool to get to see it in progress. gorgeous colors.

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