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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.
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It’s been two months since I checked in about my 70 piece art challenge for this year. I’m up to 43 different creative endeavors, so today I’m posting another few photos of things I’ve tried or work I’ve completed toward... Continue reading
Posted yesterday at Quilting on the Edge
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I hung this sampling section of my current weaving over a studio window. What seemed like waste seems to lend an organic colorful touch to the space. I used my fingers to separate the warps to create an airy open... Continue reading
Posted Apr 23, 2018 at Quilting on the Edge
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This is fun, working on this colorful weaving with my new wavy shuttle which creates curves instead of a straight line across the weaving. This is my first attempt but I don’t think it will be my last. I’m using... Continue reading
Posted Apr 9, 2018 at Quilting on the Edge
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I’m pretty happy with my progress toward my goal of 70 pieces of creativity for 2018, celebrating my 70th birthday this year. I’ve attached a few more of the pieces I have made since I last wrote about it, I’m... Continue reading
Posted Mar 8, 2018 at Quilting on the Edge
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Here’s the completed quilt top of the scrappy string quilt design. 3 foot square. I wanted to create movement from light to dark fabrics. The second photo shows the free motion Quilting I’m doing, following the direction of the strips.... Continue reading
Posted Feb 6, 2018 at Quilting on the Edge
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Finally using my favorite scraps as I clean out my supply closet. Don’t know how large I’ll make this piece, but I like what’s happening. Besides, I’m vacating a shelf full of scraps I no longer need, so a win... Continue reading
Posted Feb 2, 2018 at Quilting on the Edge
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I’ve been busy combating the winter blahs by creating items from previously made fabrics. There’s the woven piece I made from the hand painted fabric I cut into strips, A couple of cards, and the green art quilt I started... Continue reading
Posted Jan 23, 2018 at Quilting on the Edge
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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. http://www.christinepredd.com/ Continue reading
Posted Mar 31, 2017 at Quilting on the Edge