That's a pretty fancy name for this simple quilt, but it has a lot of Kaffe's fabric in it. I had a pack of six inch squares of his and so I put them with some of the leftover Parrotsville quilt guild squares and voila, a wild and lively little quilt.
I took a pretty poor picture there but am too lazy to take another one. Also a couple of closer ups. The back was a fabulous piece of fabric with a border.... how long have I had it???? Was I planning to make a skirt? who knows.... but I like using it for this back.
I finally saw one of these beautiful birds and I think they are so gorgeous. They are bigger than I expected too, more like a cardinal than a sparrow. They must be migrating now, heading for warmer climates. I must muse my way into thinking up a quilt tribute for them.
I held a dyeing fabric class Friday with my friend Tina and we had a blast. The weather was perfect and we experimented with shibori, clamping, shaving cream and more...
Moon quilt is finished and I love it! It is a whole universe full of full moons and covers about two and a half years of life, since we get roughly one full moon per month. I know, there is the blue moon every once in a while, so we will just say "About Two and a Half Years." I think this can mean something different to everyone who views it. I don't know what they will think of the jazzy little tassels I added to each corner, but they just looked like they were meant to be there.
Finally we had some sun yesterday! So much rain, it is beautiful, but when you need to work outside or see the sun some it makes it difficult. Like living in Seattle?
I have been working on another quilt in my Moon Series and having so much fun with it. I love the crazy colors in the outer space sky I have created. I used oil sticks on it and needed some sun to help harden off the oil paint so I could work on it some more. Here it is taking a sunbath.
Also had to do the mundane thing and go to the grocery store but saw this little plant peeking out of the dirty window of a garage next door to Food City. Isn't it brave? And making the most of things!
I was thrilled to win Judge's Choice at the show for my "Lady Liberty" art quilt and a gift certificate to Pappy's Quilting in Maryville!
This show, presented by the Rose Center Quilt Guild, is open Sept. 7 through October 17. It is a visual feast! It is the 21st annual show and this guild knows how to have fun. I took lots of pictures but some of them were not so great as pictures, so I didn't want to share them and make the quilts look less than spectacular so here are just a few of my favorites.
This is "Midnight" by Susie Hunter and I just love this quilt. She has incorporated some really nice machine stitching...
and an awesome owl! I love all of her fabric choices too.
This next quilt, "American Pride" by Barbara Wood is clean and bright and makes you hope for better days. Her color work is spectacular and just goes like a marching band.
This next quilt from Barbara Webster is a sweet abstract and a departure from her work that I have seen. My picture of it was not the best but I had to include "Rose Breasted Grosbeak."
Again I am attracted to color and love the combinations in Carol Snapp's "Snappy Squares."
This next quilt was hard to photograph also as it was deep in the interior of the room and somewhat shaded, in addition to being "Sunshine and Shadows." It was created by Donna Japp and I love the subtle watercolor effects. It is a very soothing quilt.
"Garden Stepping Stones," by Fay Andrews also caught my eye with its clean, bright and welcoming appearance.
You have almost 2 more weeks to go to Morristown and catch this great show!
I have always been an artist and with art quilts I have found a way to combine my two loves of painting and textiles.