Here is a piece I have been working on through the winter and then I let it rest a while.... don't know what else to do to it and I think it is finished. I love working with all the little pieces! For now, I am calling it "The Playwright." Do you know who it is?
Other names I have been considering are "New York's Bard," and "The Starmaker."
Caught an intruder on the burglar cam last night!!!!!!!!!! I think he looks extremely guilty, don't you??
Now this is interesting! Quilters have always called pre-printed pieced look panels "cheaters." I heard some gals discussing this and we came up with a new name, "user friendly" quilts! Doesn't that sound nicer? Quilters use these when they want to make a cute quilt in a hurry or when they see a panel they can't resist; which is the case here. I love this! So I will make a little quilt for the quilt ministry with it next time we get together. Note to NON-Quilters: I did not piece this together ... you buy it just like this so you too could try quilting the easy way.
Aren't these the most luscious fabrics!? I love pink, I guess it is my favorite color. I have a few friends who HATE pink, but I don't get it. This is the first time I have tried doing a pattern like the feathers in the border and I was astonished at how easy it was and how nice it looks.
Oh, by the way I love stripes, too. They can be so sophisticated!!
Have you ever bought a Norfolk Island PIne at Christmas, with lots of tinsel-y decorations on it and wished it would not die by February? Well that is what happens if you live in the north and you do not have a green thumb... at least it happened to me when I lived in NC. BUT, here is what happens if you live in FL. You can plant it in your yard and then step back... it grows so fast it might hit you in the face. I love seeing them around the neighborhood!
Here is a simple quilt I just finished for our Quilt Ministry at church. It is just one of those panels.... you buy them and then you think what will I do with this? I hope it is after the Kingdom of Love and Peace has arrived because I think those two little bunnies in the front look kind of worried!
I just outlined the animals and stitched details on them and then on the sides I did an impromptu running heart stitch. It was fun except my machine, thread and fabric did not want to get along.... as that happens sometimes we all know from experience. WHY? I don't know except maybe it has something to do with the texture of the weave?
I have two quilts in the show Piecing Together a Changing Planet. They started out in Miami and now the second is stop is Pt. Reyes, CA. I was thrilled today when my friend Diane Wright sent me this photo she took at the show installment in CA. You can see more about the show and my quilts on this website, look on the left and click on Traveling quilts.
I have always been an artist and with art quilts I have found a way to combine my two loves of painting and textiles.