Crystal Belle, a Garden Fairy by Crystal Colombo. People’s Choice Winner, 2016 Challenge: See Jane Sew
This is so adorable. I can see this little fairy in my garden – probably in a greenhouse or garden shed so she keeps dry.
To see more of the winning pieces from the 2016 Quilt & Fiber Arts Festival you need to hie yourself to the La Conner Quilt & Textile Museum where they are displayed until November 20th 2016.
Captain James Arthur “Jim” Lovell, Jr. by Ellen Icochea and Jayne Gaskins
The 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 and man’s first step onto the moon is the subject of a quilt exhibition and book entitled ‘Fly Me To The Moon’. You can read the interview with Susanne Miller Jones who put together the exhibition.
If you are going to the Festival this November then make sure you use Guide by Cell so you can hear the artist explain a bit more about each piece.
Sadly the piece I made for this book didn’t make the cut. You win some, you lose some!
Green knitted amulet bag by Rose Rushbrooke
These amulet bags were all the rage – perhaps not so much now, but still sweet. This little green bag is a about 18 inches long. Made with pearl cotton, glass seed beads, semi-precious stones, and a glass focal bead.
Teal Russian Spiral beaded necklace by Rose Rushbrooke
This is one of my early experiments learning Russian spiral stitch. AND I had to design cages to hold in some pretty glass beads I had in my stash.
Clasp for Teal Russian spiral beaded necklace by Rose Rushbrooke
The clasp is a toggle, a short shaped piece of the Russian spiral which goes through a loop of seed beads. Herringbone stitch divides the spiral from the clasp.
The necklace is just over 20″ long from toggle to loop.
Isn’t this peacock lovely?
And how about this turtle?
Found on the Etsy shop: Beads, Bags, and Baubles. Owner: Melissa Russell.