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Thursday, 4 June 2020
All-American Style
Topic: Quilting

This was an easy quilt to name. Pattern is a tutorial from Missouri Star Quilt Company called 'Turn Style'. Fabrics from my stash in red, white and blue. Fabric with historic American flags all over makes up the border and the cornerstones. Quilted with stars in bright yellow thread. It all came together as All-American Style.

The block pattern is a disappearing hourglass that starts with two ten inch squares - stitch, whack, stitch, repeat... Made in two color combinations and assembled by alternating the directions, separated by gold sashings.

Isn't that flag fabric neat? I wish I had bought much more of it when I was it originally. But I can't find it anymore.

I wanted the quilting to be noticable so I used bright yellow thread and stitched stars and swirls to stay with the patriotic theme.

The colors appear brighter than they actually are in this photo. I used the same blue for the binding.





Posted by studio3d@ccgmail.net at 9:19 AM PDT
Wednesday, 3 June 2020
Just As I Am
Topic: Hymnal Art

Time for another decorated hymn posting. This one was accomplished by digital manipulation and here's what I did.

First, I downloaded a print of the one-page sheet music, brought it up in graphics program to whiten the background and sharpen the text. Then I inserted that as a picture in Word, adjusted it to be exactly the size as my physical hymnal pages which is 8.5 x 5.5 inches. This was set to be centered on the page.

Next, I found a graphic that I liked, downloaded it and brought it up in the graphics program to adjust color balance. I inserted this into the same Word document and adjusted the size to match the sheet music. This was also centered on the page. I applied a Word filter to the image (canvas) and saved the document.

Finally, I printed page one, reinserted the paper back into the printer and printed page two on top of it.

I used some a highlighter to reinforce the yellow glow, red-brown marker to fill in the cross, red marker for the wound. I used brown brush marker to write the lyrics top and bottom and outline the lamb. 

I trimmed the image to match the size of my hymnal pages and glued this in. Then I added some printed border sticker pieces to the top and bottom (I wanted to cover the page number from the sheet music which was not the same as where I placed it in my hymnal.)

I am very pleased with the final result!



Posted by studio3d@ccgmail.net at 1:55 PM PDT
Tuesday, 2 June 2020
On the Wings Of a Dove
Topic: Bible Journaling

Next up in the book of Hosea was to use the drawing room lesson for the dove. I hadn't done this drawing for quite a while and never had I done it so large.


Although I did not add the scripture reference to this page it is Hosea 11:11.



Posted by studio3d@ccgmail.net at 11:39 PM PDT
Monday, 1 June 2020
A Path In Hosea
Topic: Bible Journaling

Today's assignment was to use the font we call 'Path' in our bibles in the book of Hosea.

Yes, the word does appear a few times in that book but they are in a negative light and I try to keep my journaling focused on the positive as much as possible.

So I slanted the focus and use the font but substituted 'way' for 'path' and was happy with the verse I found to use.

I added an illustration for 'following the path/way' and used colored pencils on it.



Posted by studio3d@ccgmail.net at 10:16 PM PDT
Sunday, 31 May 2020
Lettering Through May
Topic: Lettering

Today I want to share the practice sheets for the lettering styles I reviewed this month and used in my bible for journaling.

You will have seen these on my pages that have been shared in the past few weeks.

I do my practice pages on dot grid paper in my Happy Planner.

And tomorrow we start June. Can't believe how fast this year is moving along. The days seem to drag but the months fly by. I'm not sure how that works!



Posted by studio3d@ccgmail.net at 9:45 PM PDT
Saturday, 30 May 2020
Daniel Fox
Topic: Bible Journaling

 Our assignment for a drawing to use in the book of Daniel was the Fox.

I did not find a scripture that had any relation to this so I chose one that simply refered to wild animals. I realize he doesn't look terribly wild but it fits the bill and causes one to stop and read the scripture.

This was a new tree structure for me as well.




Posted by studio3d@ccgmail.net at 9:51 AM PDT
Friday, 29 May 2020
Power in Daniel
Topic: Bible Journaling

The assigned lettering style to use in Daniel was to be 'power'. This style was actually a combination of two fonts, one that came only in uppercase and one that came only in lowercase. The uppercase letters look like they are constructed of overlapping boards while the lowercase letters look a bit like ribbon.

Many times I combine one of the drawing lessons with the assigned font but in this case they really had nothing in common so I split them into separate pages for treatment.



Posted by studio3d@ccgmail.net at 5:14 PM PDT
Wednesday, 27 May 2020
Sheep of His Pasture
Topic: Bible Journaling

 The assigned drawing to include in Ezekiel was the sheep. Waaaay back when I started making drawing tutorials, a page with six sheep was one of the earliest lessons.

Personally I had never included this version in my Bible so this seemed like a good time to do so.

The original he was modeled from was found on Pinterest a few years back. I don't know the original source.


This fella used simple colored pencil work which was then blended with odorless mineral spirits.


Posted by studio3d@ccgmail.net at 5:06 PM PDT
Tuesday, 26 May 2020
Holy Holy Holy
Topic: Hymnal Art

For today's hymnal art I used 'Holy, Holy, Holy, Lord God Almighty'. In my hymnal, this song only spanned a portion of the page allowing for a smaller treatment than most.

I keyed off the phrase 'God in three persons, blessed Trinity' and found an old woodcut image to use as inspiration for my drawing.

It took some study to figure out how to precisely place the shapes so they would interlock and meet perfectly. Each section was filled with the written name of the person of the trinity while the center shows their combination as the Godhead.

I used a combination of colored pencils and gel pens in the colors of royalty (blue, purple and gold) for the coloring.

That view shows the shine of the gold glitter gel pen.





Posted by studio3d@ccgmail.net at 4:56 PM PDT
Monday, 25 May 2020
Ninty Eight Point Six
Topic: Quilting

On Facebook I got notification through one of the quilting groups I am on that a lady was sponsoring a 'quarantine quilt-along'. She would provide the pattern and do periodic instructions throughout the day. We would follow the directions and do our piecing between her live broadcasts.

I chose to pull black-and-white fabrics from my stash along with a fabrics I have disliked since the moment it came to me (from a grab-bag my sister-in-law got at an auction). Very strange piece.

My quilt ended up at 49 x 65.

Over 6000 people world-wide participated in the quilt-along.

So I finished this up today on the longarm machine. I used a pantograph of large flowers with cream thread. It doesn't put up too much contrast on the darker fabrics.

I chose a black on white dot for the binding.

Not my usual style at all. But there was no telling what the result was going to be before we started.

Because it was a quarantine quilt I named it Ninty Eight Point Six.




Posted by studio3d@ccgmail.net at 8:30 PM PDT
Sunday, 24 May 2020
Following Ezekiel
Topic: Bible Journaling

In the revisiting of lettering styles from 2018 this is the page that features the "follow' font in the book of Ezekiel.

I like this font best when it is combined with something else that is simpler.

It sort of has the look of a font that might have been used on a sign in the 1950s.



Posted by studio3d@ccgmail.net at 8:08 PM PDT
Friday, 22 May 2020
Betty's Love Of Cabins
Topic: Quilting

A few years back our group was given a whole lot of fabric by the family of a lady who had passed away. Her name was Betty. We've all been using it and we refer to the results as 'Betty Quilts'.

One of the fabrics I took was printed with blocks of faux applique. I used some in a quilt before but I had 13 of the applique prints left. I cut them down to use as centers in 12" blocks created by adding three rounds of scrappy log cabin strips (cut using a friend's die cutter).

Twelve of the resulting blocks were sashed together with a dotted fabric and then I used more Betty fabric for the outer borders.

The over-arching theme of these fabrics is 'hearts'. So after I had quilted around the motif in the applique blocks, the applique blocks themselves and the sashings, I quilted free-hand hearts in all the outer borders.

Then I found the perfect fabric for the binding in my sister's stash - the perfect blue with little irregular hearts.

This will go to the hospital for their Passages program.




Posted by studio3d@ccgmail.net at 6:14 PM PDT
Thursday, 21 May 2020
Chained Up
Topic: Bible Journaling

For the drawing page in Lamentations I used the chain. Although chains are mentioned in this book it was not in a context that I wanted to journal around. So I simply used a thought to go with the drawing.



Posted by studio3d@ccgmail.net at 10:34 PM PDT
Wednesday, 20 May 2020
Showers of Blessing
Topic: Hymnal Art

I had such fun constructing this page in my hymnal.

The boots I sketched with inspiration from clipart. The quote is from a 'church sign' we passed on our way to town.

Altogether, I think it makes a cute page.



Posted by studio3d@ccgmail.net at 10:07 PM PDT
Tuesday, 19 May 2020
Next In The Lineup
Topic: Quilting

Look to the title for the quilt name!

This quilt uses the other half of the blocks from the class I took at the Sew Expo (Constellation, posted on May 17).

Whereas that quilt mixed thm with big red blocks, this time I combined them with white blocks. When I split up the blocks for the two quilts I saved most of the bright prints for this one and those with softer colors on the other where they would not compete with the big reds.

How much that changes the look!

The white fabric blocks have awesome line art scattered squares that inspired the quilting. I got a pantograph with crazy angles and used it with white thread. This lets it blend in on the face of the quilt and only stand out on the red border. That border is the same fabric as the red blocks on the other quilt.

I finished this off with even more lines by adding a pinstriped binding.




Posted by studio3d@ccgmail.net at 8:42 PM PDT
Monday, 18 May 2020
Quiet Lamentations
Topic: Bible Journaling

In journaling through the entire Bible I am now up to the book of Lamentations.

However, two years ago the same font was assigned for the same book so I did not repeat the page Instead, I am just presenting for you the same page I did back then.


Don't you think something as lovely as this deserves another viewing?




Posted by studio3d@ccgmail.net at 10:00 PM PDT
Sunday, 17 May 2020
Topic: Quilting

The quilt for today is actually one of two I made using blocks from a class I took at the end of February. The pattern is called "Button Box" and was taught at the Sew and Stitchery Expo in Puyallup (Washington). It is actually a very basic block constructed with partial seaming. All of the fabric for the blocks was provided to us already precut.

I wouldn't have chosen these fabrics for myself but the instructor seemed to be pleased as punch about them.

In any case, I finished about half the blocks in class and the rest at home. From my stash I chose two different fabrics to interleave with the sewn blocks and made two tops for lap quilts.

For this one I used a bright red with multicolored stars. When I got it on the longarm today I pulled out a pantograph with stars and swirls and loaded up bright red thread for stitching.

Here is a closeup of the stitching on one block.

You'll recognize the border which is the same stripe used on the last convergence quilt I showed.

For the backing I had a large piece of white with multicolored stars. There was enough to use as the binding as well which you can see in the photo above.

While I had the big roll of batting on the table I decided to go ahead and cut the pieces I would need for the rest of the quilt tops I have done. So not I am ready with five more items ready for the longarm machine.

I actually have many more kits cut but I am MAKING myself wait to piece any more until all these are completed.





Posted by studio3d@ccgmail.net at 8:48 PM PDT
Wednesday, 13 May 2020
Flung Flowers
Topic: Quilting

Back to a new quilt finish. And it is yet another of the convergence quilts.

In fact, if you scroll back a couple of days you'll find that this uses two of the same fabrics as the Ascending Roses quilt. That one I combined with two taupe fabrics and this one I combined with two pinks.

I also added a thin inner border before a wider dark border. I also used the same fabric from the narrow border for the binding.

I used a pink thread to do the quilting - a new pantograph I ordered with big flowers.

I like how this gives some interest to the very plain border fabric.




Posted by studio3d@ccgmail.net at 3:46 PM PDT
Tuesday, 12 May 2020
Covenant Lettering in Jeremiah
Topic: Bible Journaling

I often combine assigned lettering with assigned drawings for my bible journaling. This week I chose to separate them completely and made two separate pages.

The lettering this week is a font called 'covenant' that has a feel of Hebrew writing.

 It is time consuming to write in this style so I used it only for key words ans supplemented with script and printing.

I often condense the text to get the essence of more scripture without writing every single word.



Posted by studio3d@ccgmail.net at 12:01 AM PDT
Monday, 11 May 2020
Flowering Branch in Jeremiah
Topic: Bible Journaling

Who has time for housework? I'm busy doing art!

Today it is another bible journaling page. Working on getting something journaled in every book of the bible this year, I am up to Jeremiah.

I used a flowering branch drawing lesson from a couple of years ago to create this page:

I have a set of Prismacolor brush markers that are bright and saturated but do not bleed through bible paper.





Posted by studio3d@ccgmail.net at 12:01 AM PDT

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