Do you love coffee? I do – especially that first sip in the morning. So what did I do? I made a little art quilt in honour of that AHHHHsome moment: the first sip.
I pieced the background to loosely approximate my kitchen – yellow tile counters – got the grid effect with a paintstick rubbed over a plastic utensil that I found in the kitchen drawer.
|I paid homage to my very favorite coffee mug by using its image in this piece – printed then machine appliqued onto the background. Thread painting, acrylic paint touch up here and there added texture and interest.
|Added a little glitter just for fun
|Glitzed up a few coffee beans for the full effect and free motion stitched my sentiments.
Published by Guila Greer
I first learned how to sew as a child on my mom’s old treadle Singer (and wish that I knew where that machine is now!) and am now in love with my Berninas.
While going to school, raising a family and enjoying two satisfying careers I continued developing my skills with all kinds of needlecrafts and eventually discovered the magic of quilting.
Soon I began to stretch my imagination and creativity. This led to an interest in art quilting and I've been busy soaking up all kinds of techniques and adapting them to my creations. Now, I find myself on a journey to uncover, develop and to express the inner artist that I have so joyfully let loose.
I have learned so many ways to create beauty in fiber and am eager to share this knowledge. I am in love with color - saturated vibrant color.
I have also learned that there truly are no "quilt police" when it comes to one's personal expression of creativity; no right or wrong way. It just has to feel right and look right to you.
it is all a voyage of discovery. I just can’t imagine doing anything else.”
Several of my quilts, both traditional and art quilts have been displayed at Quilting in the Valley in Northridge, California, Lefferts Historic House and the Audubon Society in New York City.
My work "Going Around in All the Best Circles" was juried into the Pacific International Quilt Show.
I have shown in both local Fine Art Galleries and in Quilt Shows across the United States.
I am the author of the blog: The Mystical Allure of All Things Fiber since 2007.
In recent years I have uncovered a passion for writing - especially poetry - as well and have a lot of it on http://minervaspirit.com
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3 thoughts on “The First Sip of the Morning”
>From one who adores coffee just as much…I love this! I have a still life that needs to be translated from a sketch to cloth that pictues one of my favore coffee mugs.http://karoda.typepad.com
>Nice work!! Love those coffee cups!!
>I like this!! Hope you let us know on Quiting Arts list whenever you add more art. I love your color choices and themes…makes me smile.