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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
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 3 days ago 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
Recently I bought this package of wool roving of blues and greens which I found in a yarn shop, being sold for spinners to make into yarn. But I had plans to use it for hand felting and so I... Continue reading
Posted Feb 11, 2017 at Quilting on the Edge
So the weaving bug has hit me again. I like to have something on my loom that I can go to and weave when I feel like it, so here's my new challenge. I'm weaving a very open weave as... Continue reading
Posted Feb 2, 2017 at Quilting on the Edge
Well here I am at Day 19. My final art idea is the sun setting photo, perfect for inspiration for an art quilt or weaving. The wool peace sign I purchased at one of my favorite shops in Florida, and... Continue reading
Posted Jan 27, 2017 at Quilting on the Edge
First you're seeing a photo of a walkway to the beach, but the perspective is as if you would be walking away from the beach toward the road. There is a short path at the end of this walkway which... Continue reading
Posted Jan 26, 2017 at Quilting on the Edge
These are plants called sea grapes, their leaves can be quite large and have a waxy feel. They are strong and not fragile leaves. Although this is a common plant by the seashore I was drawn to take a photo... Continue reading
Posted Jan 25, 2017 at Quilting on the Edge
Shorebirds are seen almost anywhere in Florida and here's a few of my favorite photos. I saw the Ibis by a small pond and was fortunate to get a photo with a great reflection of the bird. The egret and... Continue reading
Posted Jan 24, 2017 at Quilting on the Edge
Yesterday morning I walked on the beach and was noticing the disturbances on the shoreline after high winds and waves had been developing. These photos show areas of mark making left behind by the crashing waves. Mother Nature's personal signature... Continue reading
Posted Jan 23, 2017 at Quilting on the Edge
If you spend any time on the beach you will see colonies of seagulls gathering spontaneously, as in the photo below. A quick search informed me groups of gulls are called colonies not flocks. The other photo shows a single... Continue reading
Posted Jan 22, 2017 at Quilting on the Edge
These photos were taken at a park playground. The orange bike rack lends itself to an interesting cropped section as a pattern for a quilt or mixed media piece. Next is a section of a stair wall for a climbing... Continue reading
Posted Jan 21, 2017 at Quilting on the Edge