|September 2, 2016
was surprised to see how long its been since I posted anything
here! I guess I've been busy! That idea I had in September
2015 eventually came to be and has been accepted as a finalist in the
International Quilt Festival Houston this year. Also, my
earlier work "Cherokee Dreams" will be in the competition as
well. Here is a picture of
"The Peaceable Kingdom"
know what that means......its time to start planning for 2017!!!
Knowing how long it takes to make these "competition quilts" if you
don't have an idea or two by now, you're already behind!
So I have been fiddling around with a couple of things, one
southwestern in style, and another more of an abstract art idea.
SO...its back to the design wall.
See you soon
November 2, 2015
Quilt Festival Houston is over for another year. Had an
interesting bus ride over with members of the Austin Guild. It
was a quick over and back on a Saturday which sounded fine to me.
(Less time to shop and buy fabric I don't really need)
Unfortunately all did not go as planned. On the way back the bus broke
down just past Giddings, and a replacement bus had to come and get us
home. Finally made it back to house about 1:00 AM!
Festival was great as usual, wonderful quilts. I usually focus on
the art quilts since that's my thing. It struck me how many of
the top winners use raw edge applique. So I'm thinking, why am I
turning all those edges? Will have to think about that!
I signed up to do an interview with The Quilt Alliance's "GO TELL IT AT
THE QUILT SHOW" and the link to my interview is below. Enjoy!
Alliance Interview at the Houston International Quilt Festival 2015
I've been thinking about an idea for a long
time and finally decided to jump in. This
includes painting approx 30 exotic animal appliques and a background to
accommodate them. Initially I wasn't sure if I could do this
because I am trying to control the size of my work to that equal to a
yard of fabric.....36" X 45" and this would make some of the creatures
I started collecting photos of many animals and found great inspiration
on pinterest as well as a wonderful visit to the Washington DC Zoo on
our trip to Maine in August.
I started working on it and was pleasantly surprised. I
gauged the sizes working from the biggest down, the Elephant
being the largest image. I'm using an approximate size basis of
1" = 1ft (with a little artistic license thrown in to make sure this
Here are a couple of my finished appliques.....
Between taking care of things
for my elderly parents and training a new puppy
(Bichon/Poodle mix) this may take me awhile.
But I'm always up for a challenge!
As I start my new
website, I wanted to
try a blog page. Just something to talk about current things I'm
working on and places I have work exhibited.
recently finished a project that I first did a miniature version of
just to try out a new idea and test colors.
I actually really liked the test piece and ended up stretching it
on canvas. My idea was a floating landscape with a horse in a
southwestern style. Originally I wanted to test out an idea of drips
falling from the bottom of the main image. As it turned out, in
the final version I decided against the drips and will try that another
time. Here is the test piece. The final piece is the work
on the Home Page.
This "test piece" measures
18"w x 14"h x 1"deep
The final work measures
45"w x 45" h
Hope to post more soon.....
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