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Chris Predd
LaPorte IN
Retired RN with lots of time to pursue quilt art!
Interests: listening to music, lite gardening, reading, making art quilts, weaving, and enjoying seashores and waterfronts.
Recent Activity
So I made a “Snowday” quilt today to combat cabin fever from being stuck inside with heavy snow here in northern Indiana over the past few days. . I used up some hexagons I formerly made to create this piece... Continue reading
Posted Jan 6, 2018 at Quilting on the Edge
Collage art quilt created from my previously designed and created fabrics. Began with text I wrote about memories, I’ll post the text below . 13 by 17 inches. I quilted in the Baptist Fan pattern to show the elusive nature... Continue reading
Posted Dec 18, 2017 at Quilting on the Edge
A cold rainy Saturday made me retreat for some creative studio time. Two small samples were both stitched first, then painted. Makes for interesting texture effects. It’s interesting too to see the back side of the first sample, the way... Continue reading
Posted Nov 20, 2017 at Quilting on the Edge
Two days of rain so I hung out in the studio sorting through scraps and made these great “huts” from a Kaffe Fassett pattern. 10 inch blocks. There’s going to be more, it’s so fun to combine scraps and get... Continue reading
Posted Nov 6, 2017 at Quilting on the Edge
I’m offering for sale 4 placemats that are reversible. All cotton with machine piecing and Quilting. Each is 13 by 18 inches. . One side is fall leaves and the other side has winter snowflakes. Machine washable. $40 for set... Continue reading
Posted Nov 4, 2017 at Quilting on the Edge
A few weeks ago I made several prints on Gelli Plate. We’ve been having a lot of rainy weather so recently I took two of the prints and made this small piece which measures 9 x 14“. One of the... Continue reading
Posted Oct 25, 2017 at Quilting on the Edge
I am a member of SAQA, studio art quilt associates, an international organization. Our Indiana chapter is having an art Bomb event. The word Indiana is spelled out on art quilts made by members. Then a few volunteers arrange to... Continue reading
Posted Oct 8, 2017 at Quilting on the Edge
Hello to all my blog readers. No doubt you may have noticed that I haven't been posting much at all here on my blog over the summer. With all the forms of social media it has become overwhelming ! No... Continue reading
Posted Sep 14, 2017 at Quilting on the Edge
Maybe you're like me and sometimes you just want to create something but you don't know what. You just seem to have an overwhelming desire to bring something into existence that wasn't there before. You don't want it to be... Continue reading
Posted Aug 1, 2017 at Quilting on the Edge
I was attracted to these shadows of my garden plants this morning, and I decided I'm going to transfer them to fabric to create an art quilt. Who knows what will develop? I see interest and beauty of the organic... Continue reading
Posted Jul 17, 2017 at Quilting on the Edge
My dad passed in 2003. Like most of us I remember situations and events and things about my dad, but this little newspaper clipping is my favorite remembrance. After he passed and we were cleaning the house I was sitting... Continue reading
Posted Jun 17, 2017 at Quilting on the Edge
I recently had the urge to get out my wool felting supplies so here's what happened. I started a new series of 3 inch square hand felted wool pieces. What I like about this is they are small to make... Continue reading
Posted May 26, 2017 at Quilting on the Edge
Hope you enjoy this one as much as I enjoyed creating it! What do you think the lady is handing off to the woman sitting on the porch? The fact that the woman with the purse is in such a... Continue reading
Posted May 19, 2017 at Quilting on the Edge
This one was fun to do because I seem to have been building up to this particular scene is my story. Again it's 12 x 12" mounted on felted black wool. It's interesting how a story line can be created... Continue reading
Posted May 8, 2017 at Quilting on the Edge
The latest addition to the old photo art quilt series, mounted on black wool felt. 12 by 12 inches. I recently had an interest in photographing old doors around our city , so these came in handy for this piece.... Continue reading
Posted May 3, 2017 at Quilting on the Edge
So here's the next entry in the old photo series. The main character is the young girl from the previous quilt. These comments are fiction, as I don't know many of the characters. It is fun to imagine a story... Continue reading
Posted Apr 19, 2017 at Quilting on the Edge
My third entry into my series of creating with old photos. Again it's 12 x 12", and this one is called Front Porch Musings. In this piece I carried over the older couple from the #2 quilt to become the... Continue reading
Posted Apr 7, 2017 at Quilting on the Edge
My leftover yarn pile is slowly decreasing now, but I still have quite a ways to go. Anyway here's what 178 inches in length looks like rolled up like a jelly roll. It's about 8 1/2 inches in diameter. Continue reading
Posted Mar 31, 2017 at Quilting on the Edge
Here's my second art quilt from old photos, it's 12 x 12" again as I'm trying to stick to that size. This one is called Memory: Desire. I used one of the characters from the first memory quilt to be... Continue reading
Posted Mar 27, 2017 at Quilting on the Edge
I have an old cedar chest from my in-laws that is full of old photos. Recently I decided to use some of them in my art and I have created the small art quilt you see in the photo. The... Continue reading
Posted Mar 20, 2017 at Quilting on the Edge
It's 120 inches long now...... Love that jellyroll look! Still have loads of yarn to go. Continue reading
Posted Mar 14, 2017 at Quilting on the Edge
So if you've been reading my blog you know I've been trying to use up yarns I've previously purchased, and along with that I've been trying to refine my basic weaving skills. The first photo here is a recently completed... Continue reading
Posted Mar 9, 2017 at Quilting on the Edge
So I've been busy knitting away using up my balls of leftover yarn, and here's where I am. I'm including a diagonal view, a long view, and what I call a sandwich view. I'm picking this up mostly in the... Continue reading
Posted Mar 2, 2017 at Quilting on the Edge
Here's all my yarns that I have been storing in the drawers of a small chest in my studio. Leftovers, ideas that never materialized, just pretty yarn I bought one day. I think you know the drill. I'm going to... Continue reading
Posted Feb 24, 2017 at Quilting on the Edge
My close friend Karen stopped by yesterday to give me this delightful heart quilt! Be sure to click on it and look at the close up to see the interesting fabrics she used, and the great rick rack border around... Continue reading
Posted Feb 15, 2017 at Quilting on the Edge