Saturday, October 15, 2016

Sea Breeze Baby Quilt

"Sea Breeze Baby Quilt," handmade by Pam Geisel, October 2016

I made this lovely baby quilt using Island Batik fabrics from the Wind & Sea collection. It's a pretty straight forward construction with quilting lines that made "x"s in all of the squares.


Wednesday, October 12, 2016

Island Batik Quilted Postcards

Quilted Postcards made with Island Batik fabrics, handmade by Pam Geisel, Oct. 2016

In addition to getting ready for my "Island Colors" exhibit reception at Village Artisans this coming Friday, Oct. 14, and the Yellow Springs Open Studio event this weekend, Oct. 15 & 16. I made some Quilted Postcards using Island Batik fabrics. These are not yet available on-line but will be at both events mentioned above.

The quilted postcards are 4" x 6". The four smaller cards are 2" x 3".

Most of the fabrics are from the Wind & Sea Collection and the Desert Rose Collection, although there are some random pieces from other groupings. Three of the postcards have ribbons on them.

Tuesday, October 11, 2016

Island Batik Journal Covers

Journal Covers made with Island Batik fabrics, handmade by Pam Geisel, Oct. 2016

In addition to getting ready for my "Island Colors" exhibit reception at Village Artisans this coming Friday, Oct. 14, and the Yellow Springs Open Studio event this weekend, Oct. 15 & 16. I made some Journal Covers using Island Batik fabrics. These are not yet available on-line but will be at both events mentioned above.

The background fabric for the two in the middle are from the Wind & Sea Collection, the background for the two on the outside and all the purple accent fabrics are from the Desert Rose Collection.

Monday, October 10, 2016

Yellow Springs Open Studios this weekend

This weekend is the Yellow Springs Open Studios event. There are 34 artists at 24 locations.

 
My guest artist is Bette Kelley, who creates both exquisite embroidery pieces but also makes jewelry.



The event is Sat. & Sun., Oct. 15 & 16, from 11am-5 pm. Click here for an interactive map of studio locations. Printed brochures will also be available at the studios, and also in downtown Yellow Springs.

Monday, October 3, 2016

Pumpkin Fest: Psychedelic Pumpkin

"Psychedelic Pumpkin," 16 x 14, handmade by Pam Geisel, September 2016

This month the Island Batik Ambassador's are making pieces that fit the theme "Pumpkin Fest."

Last month I was working on bookmarks. I pulled out the red and orange Island Batik fabrics from the Lavish collection, then I added the light purple from the Desert Rose collection. As I was doing the mindless cutting of many strips of fabric, I was also thinking about the upcoming Island Batik Ambassador challenges when it occurred to me that I could use these same strips of fabric for the parts of a pumpkin!

I used the dark purple from the Desert Rose collection for the background and a purple with orange on it from the same collection for the border.


Because the 1" strips were pieced and then raw edge appliqued to the background I decided to finish them off with by couching a red cord on top of the raw edges. I added the brown stem last to cover the ends of the cord.


Here's one of the bookmarks, I call them "Pumpkin Spice."

You can click on any of the photos to see them larger.