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Saturday, 11 July 2020
The Greatest of These
Topic: Quilting

This quilt was FOURTH on my list to finish. I had the first three already pieced, matched with backing and batting and ready to go on the longarm.

Then I caught a new glimpse of the supplies for this one and I just had to pull it out and work on it.

The supplies included two charm packs of coral solids that I got on sale for less than $5 each. I had cut four fabrics from my stash to have enough for the pattern. Speaking of that, the pattern was only a magazine ad for a fabric line from 3 years back and I couldn't find the actual pattern for it. Fortunately, it was a simple thing to see that I just needed half-square triangles and blocks with two snowballed corners.

The background fabric was from my stash, a print with a little basket-weave look to it.


As usual, my camera colors are off - this is much too orange. Think pink!

I used a new pantograph for the quilting pattern - hearts! and used pink thread top and bottom.


I had originally planned to bind with the same fabric as the outer border, but it just looked unfinished. So I pulled out a red and white stripe and I am SO glad I did.


This is a 52x60lap quilt that will be an engagement gift.

Ddd

 


Posted by studio3d@ccgmail.net at 3:14 PM PDT
Thursday, 9 July 2020
I'll Go In The Strength Of The Lord
Topic: Hymnal Art

The assigned hymn for today was another that was not in my hymnal. In fact, I had hever heard it before (still haven't) so I am working strictly from the lyrics.

What those lyrics reminded be of was Philippians 4:13 - "I can do all things through Christ who gives me strength".

Then I looked up that scripture online and found a great idea for the illustration.


I started by doing the brush lettering then sketching the illustration in pencil. When coloring in the mountain in brush marker I left a little border around the lettering so it stands out.

This is all done on a print of a digital copy of the music which I then trimmed to exact size and glued into the hymnal at the gutter.

Ddd

 


Posted by studio3d@ccgmail.net at 11:23 AM PDT
Tuesday, 7 July 2020
Who Said It First?
Topic: Bible Journaling

OK, the assignment was to use the 'deer' drawing in the book of Habakkuk. And there is a wonderful scripture at the end that is the perfect place for this.

However, I had already done a different deer in that space. What to do, what to do?

Imagine my surprise to discover that the scripture in Habakkuk (3:19) was exactly the same as one in 2 Samuel (22:34)!

So I used the page in 2 Samuel for my art and referenced the matching verse in Habakkuk.


Assignment done....well, sorta.

Ddd

 


Posted by studio3d@ccgmail.net at 10:00 AM PDT
Monday, 6 July 2020
Joyful in Habakkuk
Topic: Bible Journaling

Sometimes, with the right style, one does not need any artwork to evoke the spirit of the verse being highlighted.

Such is the case of this bounce brush lettering in Habakkuk 3:18.


I have a hard time getting the thin lines when I am using a brush marker. So I often write the text with a heavy marker (.08 nib in this case) and then add the wide brush marker to the downstrokes.

Gett in the transitions just right is still hard.

Ddd

 


Posted by studio3d@ccgmail.net at 1:02 PM PDT
Friday, 3 July 2020
Rock of Ages
Topic: Hymnal Art

One group I belong to is illustrating a hymn to go with every book of the bible as we work ourselves through the year. Today we are up to the book of Nahum.

The hymn assigned to this book is Rock of Ages.

I found several paintings where a woman was hanging onto a stone cross as it was being lashed by a stormy sea and I got the idea to make the cross from stacked stones rather than the solid carved version used in the paintings.

I also left off the woman and the sea to keep it simple.


I have three sets of gray colored pencils in several shades each. One set is true gray, one set leans toward the blue and one set toward the brown.

As I look at the photo I see that my perspective is off by a bit as it goes down the rignt lower side, but It is standing solid in my mind.

Where the text crossed over the notes it was a bit hard to distinguish the lines so I used a bit of white gel pen to blot out the background a bit.

Ddd

 


Posted by studio3d@ccgmail.net at 12:04 PM PDT
Thursday, 2 July 2020
Leaning On The Everlasting Arms
Topic: Hymnal Art

It is fun to try to come up with some kind of art to represent the lyrics of the hymns that our group has assigned.

Sometimes I have no clue what to do so I search for a phrase in Pinterest and scan for ideas. A sketch of Christ holding a lamb was one of the results on such a search so I drew my own version and traced it into my hymnal.


Rather than writing the lyrics on the page I used a scripture around the outer edge of the illustration. "The eternal God is your refuge and underneath are the everlasting arms. [leaning, leaning]  Deuteronomy 33:27

 

All the artwork was filled with colored pencil.

Ddd

 


Posted by studio3d@ccgmail.net at 10:21 AM PDT
Wednesday, 1 July 2020
Shine a Light On Micah
Topic: Bible Journaling

The assigned illustration for the book of Micah was the lightbulb. The tutorial for this was done in 2018 originally.

I used colored pencils and fine line markers for this illustration.


A basic italic print style is clear but does not compete with the artwork.

Ddd

 


Posted by studio3d@ccgmail.net at 1:13 PM PDT
Tuesday, 30 June 2020
Lettering Through June
Topic: Lettering

Throughout the month of June I had four fonts that I reiewed from previous years' lessons and used in my bible.

These are the practice sheets I did in my Happy Planner for each of them:

 

PATH was used in the book of Hosea

 

GENERATIONS was used in the book of Joel


ROCK was used in the books of Amos and Obadiah


WORD was used in the book of Jonah


I probably mention every month in these lettering reviews how much I like the pink dot-grid paper in my Happy Planner!

Ddd

 


Posted by studio3d@ccgmail.net at 12:01 AM PDT
Monday, 29 June 2020
In the Garden With Micah
Topic: Bible Journaling

The Bible page I did in Micah relies just on the beautiful text font without the addition of artwork. Actually, the letters are each a little piece of artwork on their own.


But the important thing is the message in this verse. Nothing has changed. This is still what God requires of us.
 
Ddd

 


 

 


Posted by studio3d@ccgmail.net at 12:01 AM PDT
Friday, 26 June 2020
Love Lifted Me
Topic: Hymnal Art

How about a little music today?

I decorated this hymn with a hot air balloon pulling a little stick man our of the 'angry waves' mentioned in the hymn lyrics.

Of course, the balloon is labeled 'love' lest anyone claim it is anything else lifting him up.

My colored pencils were blended with odorless mineral spirits to get that smooth finish.

Ddd

 

 


Posted by studio3d@ccgmail.net at 8:37 AM PDT
Thursday, 25 June 2020
Wild Goose Chase
Topic: Quilting

More play with the orphan block bin....

First a peek at the final result and then a step-by-step on the source of the blocks used.

This is a smaller lap quilt which could be a wall hanging, too.


The starting point for this was the center block. The orphan bin also contained some leftover strip sets from the same source.


This was the source of all those dotted fabrics - From October 2015:


One of the blue blocks was what I had on hand


Then I matched in some half square triangles


Which were orphans of this quilt from Debember 2015


This quilt is ALL half square triangles and I used both the red/tan and the green/tan combinations.


I kept pulling scraps from the leftover 2 1/2 inch strips bag to build the size with borders upon borders.

When I got to a reasonable size I didn't want to put on a big clunky border so I found some fabrics that came to me from my sister's stash and played with my new Accuquilt cutter to create a bunch of flying geese. These were arranged going in one direction so they chase around the quilt.


Yesterday's quilt border leftovers provided the fabric for the striped binding. (In turn, the cut-offs from the backing on this one provided the binding for that one.)

Quilting is done using a pantograph that mimics the flowers in the dark bordering strip (and spacing pieces toward the center).

This was made in the "add a little and set aside till the next idea comes" manner and I quite like the final result.

Ddd

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Posted by studio3d@ccgmail.net at 8:37 AM PDT
Wednesday, 24 June 2020
Random Nature of Things
Topic: Quilting

As long as I have been quilting (not quite 10 years) I have been saving the leftover blocks from quilts I have made. Sometimes it was because the pattern changed along the way so I didn;t need all I had made, sometimes the process of making the block made more than the pattern called for.

I keep all of these in a case labeled 'Orphan Blocks' although it sometimes contains strips sets that were sewn but not needed or parts of blocks.

I decided to sort through that bin and start with a block as the focal piece and then build around it with other blocks, partial blocks and strip sets that either used the same fabric or was coordinating in color combinations.

This is the first one I completed. After the main image I will show where the original blocks came from and note their vintage!


The feature block in the center came from the same original quilt as the diagonal stripes.


These were leftover parts from a Celtic Knot quilt I made in April 2012.


The white block with the cathedral window was part of the border.


The angled stripe blocks werepart of what made up the knots.


When rummaging for coordinating bits I found some that originated in this Quilt made in May 2014.


Parts that came from this were used here in the new quilt:


I used leftover 9-patch blocks to make faux cathedral windows to mimic the center block.

The borders around the center block came from leftover strip sets.


All of that green background was also salvage. A local lady was a manufacture's representative who had 'books' of fabric samples to take to the fabric stores so they could order stock. When those books were outdated she would put them in a big yard sale and sell the swatches by the pound. The swatches were all random sizes so I used my Accuquilt to cut standard 6.5 inch blocks.

You can see that the angled stripes were not large enough so I framed them in the same fabric used on the cathedral blocks. That framing fabric is the WRONG side of fabric recently used on the All-American Style quilt made earlier this year.

I quilted the green background with leaves and vines and also carried that in a more linear fashion into the strips bordering the center block.

The cathedral squares got some echoing curves and straight line quartering. I used a looping meander around the center cathedral block.


And there you have it - my first orphan block recovery project.

Ddd

 


Posted by studio3d@ccgmail.net at 10:21 PM PDT
Monday, 22 June 2020
The Words In Jonah

I had a particular font to be used in Jonah representing the word 'word'. I also was to use a sunflower image so I let it represent the leafy plant that sprang up.

Combining these on one page (because Jonah is a very short book) it is not obvious what the connection is, though.

Each item got its own scripture reference written to help clarify the issue.

Ddd

 

 


Posted by studio3d@ccgmail.net at 12:01 AM PDT
Friday, 19 June 2020
I Surrender All
Topic: Hymnal Art

Because our group was covering two books of the bible instead of just one, we also illustrated two hymns. This one goes with Obadiah.

My drawing used a photo of my own hand (reversed for the facing one) and was drawn in ink. I backed it with a wooden cross illustration and added a single word in brush lettering.


I created a drop shadow with a marker.

Ddd

 


Posted by studio3d@ccgmail.net at 8:22 PM PDT
Wednesday, 17 June 2020
I Have Decided To Follow Jesus
Topic: Hymnal Art

The assignments to illustrate certain hymns in our books actually come in about once a week but I work ahead so I can provide samples for the site I follow.

This week the hymn is I Have Decided To Follow Jesus.

The name of Jesus forms the shape of the cross and I filled out the shape with black and wrote lyrics of the song as a border.


A yellow highlighter provies the 'glow'.

Ddd

 


Posted by studio3d@ccgmail.net at 6:36 PM PDT
Tuesday, 16 June 2020
Cattails By the River
Topic: Bible Journaling

 I taught a tutorial on drawing cattails a couple of years back for a site that is now a subscription service. I had occasion, however, to use that lesson again for myself to draw the cattails alongside a river for this scripture in Amos.


The original lesson used them as a silhouette but I really like them more when they are colored.

Ddd

 


Posted by studio3d@ccgmail.net at 6:32 PM PDT
Monday, 15 June 2020
Let's Rock!
Topic: Bible Journaling

We revisited a font called ROCK for this week's lettering in bible journaling. Our books of the week were Amos and Obadiah so this is the page I did.


It is difficult to use a big block of text with this style though.

Ddd

 


Posted by studio3d@ccgmail.net at 7:10 PM PDT
Wednesday, 10 June 2020
Softly and Tenderly
Topic: Hymnal Art

The whole theme of this hymn is repentance and return. The bible story that came to mind for me was the Prodical Son.

I found this sketch my Leonardo DaVinci and did some editing in my Paint program to take the background to white and make the edges a vignette.

I edited a copy of the hymn to white out the center into roughly the same size and shape as the illustration.

Then I printed the music and ran the same paper back through to print the illustration over the top.

I used blended colored pencils on the illustration and added key phrases with brush pen.

The page was cut down and tipped in to the gutter of my hymnal.

Ddd

 

 


Posted by studio3d@ccgmail.net at 2:01 PM PDT
Tuesday, 9 June 2020
The Dandelions Are Back
Topic: Bible Journaling

I think this is the third time I have used dandelions in my bible art. In this case they represent the danger to the harvest.


I actually used the same lettering style as yesterday, too.

Ddd

 


Posted by studio3d@ccgmail.net at 1:49 PM PDT
Monday, 8 June 2020
Generations in Joel
Topic: Lettering

This is a lettering style that was introduced to our bible journaling group by Ann. I have not used it much since she taught it in 2018 but it is making a comeback for the book of Joel.

Since the name of the font and the scripture referenced have to do with generations I included a brief outline of an ancestral chart for illustration.


No names on the chart as it is not specific to any particular group or people.

Ddd

 


Posted by studio3d@ccgmail.net at 1:37 PM PDT

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