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3.23.2012

TRES PESCADAS

estrapajos - inside

I'll be teaching a workshop in Clearwater, FL on April 5th and 7th at the studio of Marlene Glickman

estropajos (the lady that helps me with the house brought them from a tree in her barrio)

It's exciting to be preparing to teach again!

why they call them estrapajos - scrubbers - i use one in the shower

Marlene asked me if I'd like to bring some items to sell, so I got to work making what I call Door Knob Quilts.

estrapajo seeds

I was in the mood to paint fabric so I began by playing with acrylics and smallish scraps. (What else...right?!?) 


I use any brand of acrylic paint and have no problem sewing through it. I save all of the scraps when I trim anything and pieced the batting in the following quilt.

When the paint dried...this one 


looked like three little fish so I free motion stitched


them swimming along the bottom of the ocean.


I added some trim at the bottom (scrap cut off of another project), fishing lures and loops for hanging.


I'm not convinced that I like it better with all the 'extras'.


What do you think?!? 

                                         linking to Pink Saturday


28 comments:

  1. Very cool. What a great idea to paint on the fabric scraps and finish off with quilting. lovely. Happy PPF

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    1. Thanks so much! I LOVE painting fabric!!!

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  2. With your trip almost upon you, I just cannot imagine how busy you must be getting ready for it, plus the fact you will be preparing for a teaching workshop into the bargain!..exciting though. Love the little fishes, your artistic nature obviously 'saw' them and you were right to add the extras, it absolutely 'makes it'.

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    1. Thank you Ann! I totally value your input and now feel more confident about leaving it as is! I've been busy, busy for the past 2 months...so now...it's a fairly easy few days before 'take-off'. (She says as 4 million things to do run through her mind). :)PS - I did find frames for your paintings and hope to finish them before leaving!!!

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  3. Sweet dooknob quilt, love the fishes. Loofah is that what the plant is? xox

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    1. They ARE loofahs! I couldn't remember the name when I was posting! Thanks...and thanks!

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  4. I think it is fab!! Have fun teaching, sounds like you are excited!

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    1. Thanks so much Annie! I AM excited about teaching and I know it'll be great fun!

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  5. What a wonderfully creative way to use your scraps. You have created a beautiful piece of art. Happy Pink Saturday. ~Marti

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    1. Thank you so much Marti! I can't seem to use the scraps all up! And I sure can't throw them away!!!

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  6. What a talented lady you are. You do lovely work. Wishing you the best on the show.

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  7. I think they’re cute! They look a little like Morey Eels, and they’re PINK! What’s not to like?

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    1. You're Right! They're pink...totally likeable! Thanks Robin!

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  8. Sweet and gorgeous pink!

    My Pink, have a great weekend.

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  9. I think you're amazing!
    I think painting scraps is genius
    and the colors as they kiss the fabric
    melt my heart
    and then stitching so artful
    and, oh, the creativity
    makes my soul do summersaults
    and want to come over and play!
    Thanks for the happy inspire,
    Jennifer

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    1. LOL! Thank you Jennifer! Your compliment (along with the others here) makes me want to do real live somersaults! You are welcome to come over to play ANY time! We have a guestroom just waiting!

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  10. Very cool Annie!
    I love your Pink inspired art:)

    Thanks for popping by!

    Oh yes....! Get your clogs ou,t they so cute in a garden setting or on the kitchen table with spring flowers:))

    smiles,
    Kay Ellen

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    1. Thank you Kay Ellen! I'm going to have to hunt them down!

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  11. Ah, the eye of the artist! It's amazing what one can see in blobs of paint and scraps of fabric. Very creative, Annie! Thanks for sharing and for your visit. Happy Pinks!

    Blessings,
    Sandi

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  12. I love the doorknob quilt. :) Who doesn't love some fishies?

    Again this year I will be trying to grow luffa! (The same as you have, but I can pronounce it!) It's not much for a zone 3/4 habitat, but....I'm stubborn!

    <3

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    1. Thank you honey bunny! I didn't realize luffa grew on a vine until I cracked these open! It's awesome to have one in the shower. Even if seeds are still falling out of it. Keep trying...

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