Art Crank 2014

Every year Artcrank hosts a live art show to showcase bicycle themed screen prints from local artists. My husband / Nomo Design has participated in a few so far and this year’s poster is available in limited quantities now in his shop.

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A description of the work by Jerome Daksiewicz:

Entitled “Chodźmy na rower”, I wanted to tap into both my Polish ancestry and Chicago’s Polish heritage. The poster is based off traditional Polish folk-art “Wycinanki”, the Polish word for ‘paper-cut design’. This print combines the Kurpie cut out style – usually a symmetrical design, cut from a single piece of colored paper and a style traditional to the Lowicz area – distinguished by the many layers of brightly colored paper. A few prints remain from the show and are available here.

Limited Edition Series
Numbered 1-30 and signed
20 Artist proofs are also available, marked “AP” and signed
18″ x 24″
6-color Serigraph
100# Pure White Construction by French Paper Co.

All posters are shipped in crush-proof recycled cardboard tubes.

He is offering Modern Handcraft friends a special 25 % off discount if you use “modernhandcraft” at checkout!

He also has a huge selection of amazing prints including his new Tour de France 2014 poster

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Thanks for stopping by friends!

-Nicole

Field Day

Hi friends!

So excited to share with you today a project that I have been working away on for the past few weeks – my Field Day quilt and pillow! This is a new line created by Alison Glass for Andover Fabrics and the colors are just stunning. Field Day also coordinates with Alison’s other lines – Lucky Penny, Clover Sunshine and Sunprint.

Modern Handcraft - Field Day Quilt & Pillow

Modern Handcraft - Field Day Quilt & Pillow

 

I met Alison at Quilt Market this year (Click here to see pictures from Quilt Market) and was so excited because I have been a huge fan of hers ever since I got my hands on her first line Lucky Penny. Her booth was incredible and she was as sweet as you could imagine! Alison invited me to create a project featuring her new line and I knew that I had to make another quilt.

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I played around with a few different backing fabrics – Kona Wasabi was almost a  winner but then I had to go with my old faithful newsprint, and it really made the color’s pop! The newsprint is actually fabric from a cotton king size duvet cover from H&M I have been hacking away at for a while – that will be our little secret :)

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The orange petal design was fused with Heat n Bond lite and then petal shapes cut out by hand and ironed onto 11″ squares. A quick zigzag stitch around the edges in white Aurifil secured each piece. I plan on featuring a tutorial on this quilt here in the near future – it was actually so much fun to make.

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You can see how to make my Field Day applique pillow over on the Therm O Web blog.

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For the quilting I did a straight line stitch spaced about 1″ and backed the quilt with the same newsprint fabric.

And now for a giveaway! Alison is hosting a blog hop over on her blog showcasing several new projects created from her new line. Be sure to stop by and enter to win a complete fat quarter set of Field Day from Andover or an Alison Glass thread collection from Aurifil!

Thanks again to Alison for sending me this fun bundle of fabric to play with, my Alison Glass quilt collection is growing and I love it!

-Nicole

 

Christmas in July – Dear Santa Letter Tray

Hi friends!

Today I am sharing a quick Christmas in July project to make for all of those Christmas cards you will receive in a few months – Dear Santa Letter Tray!

This is a very basic fabric tray jazzed up with a fun cutout and some festive holiday fabric. The size is also large enough to accommodate those LARGE Christmas letters to Santa.

Modern Handcraft - Dear Santa Letter Tray: A Tutorial

Materials needed:

  • Two pieces of Christmas fabric measuring 12″ x 15″ (fabric is Dear Santa by Quilting Treasures)
  • One piece of Heat n Bond Fusible Fleece measuring 12″ x 15″
  • **Optional – Silhouette CAMEO machine and Heat Transfer Material – Silhouette Smooth in White. Design used is “Dear Santa”
  • Sewing Machine & Notions (coordinating thread, scissors or rotary cutter and mat, pins or wonder clips)

Step 1: 

Modern Handcraft - Dear Santa Letter Tray: A Tutorial

  • Fuse the wrong side of one piece of fabric to the fusible side of your fleece.
  • Lay the right sides of your two pieces of fabric together and line up, sew around the perimeter of the fabric layers leaving an opening on one side at least 4″ wide.
  • Turn fabric layers right side out.
  • Pin/clip opening and stitch closed continuing around the entire fabric rectangle adding a top stitch.
  • Stitch a line around the inside of the entire rectangle 1.5″ in – like shown above. This will be where your tray will fold.
  • At this time you may iron on your design that you created with your heat transfer material. Centering in the middle of the tray.

Step 2:

Modern Handcraft - Dear Santa Letter Tray: A Tutorial

  • Fold over at each corner like shown and stitch a straight line from your inside line to the outside line like shown above. Sew all four corners in this manner.

You are finished!

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Please share your Christmas in July photos with us over at the Modern Handcraft Flickr page, thanks for stopping by!

-Nicole



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