My friend Barbara Webster has started a quilt kit business called PhotoQuiltKits on Etsy. She takes all her own photographs and has them printed on fabric. The fabric is a special fabric that allows for great accuracy in the pieces and great color and depth of field. I love this amazing fabric of juniper. You can see some of her kits at
I lost my favorite clothes line photo shoot area; we bought a box trailer and its in the way right now... but I hope it will be moving a little leaving me my space again! I do love the way this turned out, its got a lot of appeal. Here is another shot in the shadow of the trailer...
Monster trailer that is in the way.
Making a baby quilt with these Gumball Blocks by Amy Smart, and I know I am going to use a cream colored background. BUT, here is a chance to see the amazing ways that using different colors will really alter the look and emotion of a quilt so I bring out some solids and lay different blocks on them.
Got this fabulous round robin with so much work in it, I am worried that if I add more busyness, it will look overworked or frantic.
This reminds me of a beautiful garden, with tons of flowers and lots of formal walkways. I imagine it was built for a rich safari owner, and he needs to protect it by building a big WALL around it to keep out the wild animals, especially the tigers who do not like him at all and would really like to catch him and eat him.
Here you can see the BIG FENCES and the tigers watching and awaiting their chance for a meal.
Went for a walk and was excited to see a turtle ahead of me on the sunny bank...
As I got closer I could see she was a nesting mother turtle... same positioning I had observed with loggerhead sea turtles. No matter how much time turtles spend in the water, they must lay their eggs on shore. Once she is dedicated to the nesting event, they ignore everything and everyone around them. Sea turtles usually only nest in the dark.
After she's done, she'll return to her surroundings here at the Taylor Creek Storm Water Treatment Center. Some of the other neighbors:
Art quilt from silk painting: I painted this white piece of silk with silk dyes, set the dyes in the fabric, then joined it to back and batting and quilted it. Love the spring colors!
Just read East Meets West: Exploring Improv with Japanese Designs by Patricia Belyea. Such simple projects but what powerful impact. I decided to try it myself. One thing she stresses is the visual impact of always including the surprise visitor, a few slices of a complimentary color to really liven up your design. Once my blocks were made, I re-arranged them several times... here is some of the progression. The final top will be seen in a later post!
I think the name might be White Tiger Stew with Pimientos!
Last month's post showed the CHAOS IN THE QUILT ROOM. Now, 2 large quilts complete, one Ministry quilt and one silk quilt.... and everything put away! Now ready to make a mess again. You can't find that perfect piece of fabric without a mess, yes?
Found this great panel on the internet, so perfect for Okeechobee girls and boys! I added the stripy borders and then the white border and all it needs now is a binding. The back is the dark navy an red stripe also. For the binding at chose a tiny red and white stripe that looks solid from a distance. Don't know who will receive it from our quilt ministry, but I hope the love it.
I have always been an artist and with art quilts I have found a way to combine my two loves of painting and textiles.