Friday, April 19, 2013

Salsa Complete! and Design Wall Weekend #3

"Salsa" by Christina Fairley Erickson
Freehand Machine Embroidery, decorative stitching, freemotion quilting, trapunto
Fiber Art exhibit at the Schack Art Center
It's been a tough week.  Of course, completing my "Salsa" quilt and getting it entered in the Contemporary QuiltArt Association's (CQA) show (of the same name... Salsa), is a big achievement.  But perhaps it's a bit of a let-down too... I've put so much effort into this piece I'm not quite sure where to go from here.  I apologize for being offline this week- between taxes being due, having lots of work to get ready for the jury process for the Salsa show, and feeling a bit under the weather a couple days, I just didn't get much time at the computer.  I'll work at doing better over the next week.

"Pray for the Forest II" by Larkin J. Van Horn
Fabric, beads  $750.
I did get to a wonderful fiber art show of artists from the Whidbey Island branch of the Surface Design Association earlier this month at Schack Art Center in Everett.  Here are a couple of the wonderful pieces exhibited there.

"Compare and Contrast" by Liz Axford
3 layers silk organza- front and back layers
are screen-printed multiple times, hand-stitched
with cotton floss to reveal patterning $6500.

Design Wall Weekend #3 -- What do You Have on Your Design Wall?

What kind of blogs should link up?

I think that it's best to have content that matches the content and interests served with the blog that's hosting the party, so please only link up if your blog post is about any of the following:
  • Quilting and fabrics 
  • Fiber art of any kind
  • Hand & machine stitch or embroidery
  • Mixed media art
  • Book-making, art journals, and sketchbooks
  • Tutorials for any quilting, fiber, mixed media, sketchbook and other arts
  • These can be works in progress or finishes

Rules for the blog linking party

  • If you follow my blog, I'll follow yours!  PLEASE make sure to comment and tell me you're following, and I'll visit and  follow yours too.)
  • Please take the time to visit other links, everyone loves new visitors and comments!  Try to comment on at least two other blogs in the party.
If you would like to add a button to your blog you can copy the code which is below my buttons and add it as a gadget on the layout page of your blog. Here is a tutorial on how to do it.

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Tutorial- Sashing 
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Video Tutorial
Fireworks Freemotion 
Quilting Design

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Nina Marie Sayre Art Quilts

Leah Day's Freemotion Quilting Project

Confessions of a Fabric Addict

Quilt Matters

Richard and Tanya Quilts


  1. That's turned out so awesome! Well done. I'll stop in to design wall weekend with a link shortly.

  2. Beautiful! This one has been fun to watch come together. I'm sure it will show well and there will lots of impressed people. :)

  3. I think a lot of us are overwhelmed this month with taxes,weather changes,allergies and what not. I like the name of your quilt and it is lovely!

    1. Thanks! I know I'm in overwhelm when I can't get myself to do what I really love. I think it's turning around though... starting today. :)

  4. Salsa is wonderful! I love, love it :-) the border / background is perfect to set off all the blocks. They pop.
    This will be one that people see from across the room and go - "oh!, look at that one"

  5. Congratulations on the Salsa quilt finish. I just love it! By the way, where did you get the information to design a button for your blog?

    1. Hi, Foster- my professional background is actually being a website developer and designer. If you want to send me an email asking any questions about designing a button (it's dependent upon what software you're using), I'd be happy to help you out.

  6. Hi, Christina. I'm not surprised you felt a bit of a slump after finishing "Salsa"--what a piece with so many beautiful segments! Congratulations on a gorgeous finish!
    best, nadia

  7. The Salsa is wonderful. What a fun quilt. Would love it if you followed me too.

  8. Your quilt is so festive and stunning!! Good luck in the show!

  9. Good luck in the show! Your work is very imaginative!