On schedule with Week 5, another version of the fearless duo, Samantha and her mom. I love the differences that happen "just by accident" with the way the dye flows. Of course, if I were better with batik I might not have so many "accidents!"
The weatherman got it right, yesterday we had a doozy of a storm with tons of rain, the goldfish pond and the pool filled up... Lots of wind and lightning. Interesting, a big ball of mistletoe was in our front yard and we don't even have any growing. It had to blow out of one of the grandfather oaks, probably Jimmy's, that are nearby.
It is such a unique looking plant. Wish it could survive somewhere besides the top of an oak. The only way to get it at Christmas is to shotgun it out of the tree...
The poinciana tree and the palms make lots of yard litter, guess that is why some people hate them!
The bougainvillia and croton were unaffected...
But there were a few porch casualties...
Survivors up in the tree...
In this wild version Samantha looks like she is wearing shades and I have the beginning of a una-brow as we both celebrate the artist Frida Kahlo!!!!!!!! Viva Frida!!!!!
Lazy me... Finally added 3 more quilts to my Etsy site! Scroll down this page and look on the right and you will see a button to click to go there and see them and more if you wish...
Finally got little love from my camera but I had to use so much light to get clarity its unreal. Oh well... that's why I'm not a photographer. Wish my sis Pam was around here she is the BEST!
So here are updates on Week 2 and Week 3 quilts of my challenge. This is gonna be a long year!!!!!!!!!!
For my next challenge quilts, I am working on 4 quilts (blocks at this point) that I am going to put together. I want to do an Andy Warhol tribute. I have some batiks I did of Samantha and me a few years back and I never knew what to use them for. Since they are similar to his color block prints, I am going to use them that way. The first problem I faced was getting the wax out of them... they were thick with it and it took a LOT of boiling to get it out. I know I lost some depth of color in the boiling but to stitch them they could not be wax blobs. They are proving almost impossible to photograph with my "smart" camera... it ain't too smart sometimes or maybe its me!! I cannot get a good focus... Just for the record, here are 2 and 3.
Here is a strip quilt top of Seminole style piecework. I love the purple and greens and the wild Kaffe Fasset prints. It has not been quilted yet... don't know when that might happen. The designs are tumbling fish, harlequin, crosses, peaks and serpentine.
I have always been an artist and with art quilts I have found a way to combine my two loves of painting and textiles.