Joyspotting- Studio Version

Creating this piece for the Heart of the Home project was just about the most perfect reset for my creative spirit. Work has been busy…I really struggled with a large piece before a deadline…and I really needed to clear my mind and get ready for my staycation (yay!).

I have been using the hashtag #joyspotting a great deal – if you have read Joyful, you’ll know why ;). Playing with my favorite tools and supplies this weekend has been, well, joyful, so in the spirit of appreciation:

Mmm. If you have not worked with Windham Fabrics’ blender “Bedrock,” you need to give it a try. So many colors…and I love the dappled effect for art quilts.

Red cat? Sure. Hmm. On second thought…peeeeel…replace with an orange Jackson. One of the many reasons I πŸ’œπŸ’œπŸ’œ MistyFuse!

This is a relatively new addition- Heidi Proffetty’s perfect tweezers. And they ARE! If you are obsessive about trimming stray threads to make your raw-edged appliquΓ© look great– you need these, trust me.

And, of course, my NeonKitty box of Aurifil thread πŸ’“.

Ready for 10 days of productive studio time!

Published by neonkittyquilts

Laurie is a fiber artist who combines her passion for animals and quilting by producing pet portraits though a technique she calls "Pet-lique." A frequent teacher at IQF's Open Studios and The City Quilter in NYC, she has been published in Quilting Arts magazine and The Canadian Quilter. Her art quilts have been juried into special exhibits in Houston and the National Juried Show of the CQA. She sits on the board of the Quilt Alliance and is an enthusiastic member of SAQA. Laurie lives in NYC and Connecticut with her husband, their two angelic German Shepherds and three mischievous felines.

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