Wednesday, July 29, 2009

Hearts and Heat

We have been having a freaky heat wave in Portland with temperatures of 106 degrees. Luckily we have air conditioning, so all I've been doing is sitting home and stitching lately. Not such a bad thing.

I've been working on a bunch of hearts. I first started using some fabric I overdyed:

Then found I really liked the weight of designer fabric samples for the base:

The above hearts are large, about 12" high and I've also made smaller 5" hearts:

The materials are about 95% recycled--designer fabric samples, reclaimed and dyed clothes and linens, even the batting came from Goodwill. The only new thing I can't resist is the shine of a bit of silk here and there.


Cindy O'Leary said...

Love that these are so YOU--I'd pick them out of a crowd in a heartbeat (couldn't help myself :)

Hmmm, I might know of someone with fabulous fabric bits that would be willing to trade for a piece of heart art...

louciao said...

Your hearts are quirkily, colourfully delightful. They make me gnash my teeth thinking that I just sent a large bag of velvets and other tricksy-to-sew fabrics to the Sally Ann yesterday! I'm very happy to have discovered your blog and look forward to frequent visits.

Threadspider said...

Delightful stitching for a hot summer day. I saw the forecast for your part of the world mentioned here-you seem to be having our summer as well as your own!

Leigh said...

These are very lovely. I love the different designs and fabrics.