Struggling to satisfy the look I wanted for this vision of life in my pond! I don't know if I am entirely happy with it; no, I'm not. But I think it is about done!
Another birdy quilt! When I saw this fabric (background) I knew it had to be a beach. Just love those fuzzy little chicks prancing along behind their mother; she looks very businesslike. "Now children, there is no time for dancing, we have to find lunch!" Good thing kids never listen, they wouldn't have any fun!
I really love birds! These are so sweet, when you see them at the shore, running in and out of the tide as it comes in. I made the foam behind them with wool and felted it onto some sparkly, organza type fabric. The gorgeous background is is some of my fabric I ice dyed. Wow you can get some of the most spectacular colors doing that and it is always a surprise!
I feel like this fabric represents the darkling sea in the evening, and the little sandpipers are getting their before bedtime snack just as it gets dark.
Found some pictures of this oldie goldie quilt from about eight years ago that I gave away. I just love the colors on it... don't remember much about when I took the photo but it doesn't have much quilting on it. Was I finished? I wouldn't be finished now!!
I love the leaves... ALWAYS, when its this time of year I start thinking about leaves and how beautiful they are because they began their annual Autumn Show. These leaves were from a chestnut oak here in the yard. I traced around one of the leaves to make the template. They are pretty much life size and they kind of remind me of golden tobacco leaves. I colored them with Shiva oil sticks.
I have always been an artist and with art quilts I have found a way to combine my two loves of painting and textiles.