This was a single piece of fabric that I painted with Setacolor paints. I cut it up & sewed it back together multiple times & ways. Trimmed it to about 12 x 12, and quilted it.
Saturday, August 29, 2009
Well, Here is my Frog quilt, titled: "FROG: What's red & green, & red & green, & red & green?" Yes, I know I'm sick, but I have been going with the first thought that enters my mind after I see the new word. I tried to think of something else, but it just kept coming back to this.
As soon as I saw Maria Elkins' on Quilting Arts TV demonstrating how to make portraits I knew I had found a way to make my frog. And with my children off to school once again I finally had the uninterrupted time to make her happen!She is made from fabric I dyed and is quilted with rayon thread. I am feeling very good about the quilting on this piece because of all the instruction and practice I received in Lisa B's class. Thank you Lisa!
Friday, August 28, 2009
This was 99% finished for a long time. I wanted a special peace quote for the label. Instead, it is better that I waited, the right words came to me this afternoon. Blue background and tie dye shirt were done in Anne's batiking class this summer. Mini clothespins were courtesy of Kaye. Now to frog.
Tuesday, August 25, 2009
I call it "My Personal Peace" because it depicts where I go in my head when I need a little peace: Flagstaff, AZ (San Francisco Peaks) where I went to college, and Alpine, AZ (The Escudilla Mountains) where we had acreage for many years. And, of course, horses! Nothing fancy - I used fabric with the scenes already printed on them, cut them up and stitched them down.