Friday, September 29, 2006



Jay Walk
34" x 60" NFS

This quilt started as a play on words, a new meaning for jay walking, until I arranged the birds and had one being stepped on by another. Now I ask, social slight . . . inadvertant or intentional? Who can tell? It's just a bunch of birds!


The centers of the flowers are screen printed with fabric paint. The blue jays are 3D quilt pillows, machine pieced, machine quilted and hand beaded. The leaves have pink french knots. The background is hand dyed and densely machine quilted. All applique (except the birds) is fusible web.
This piece just won 2nd place in Art Quilt at the Austin Area Quilt Guild. It also won a design award. Fantastic! Fabulous! Far OUT!
As a postnote:  It is unfortunate that this quilt was stolen during shipping on it's way to Celebrate Spring IQA, 2007.  I still miss it. 

6 comments:

Nellie Bass Durand said...

Kudos! Such a fun quilt and I love the details ... and appreciate your thorough description. YEAH!

Bev Longford said...

Maybe he/she is just trying to smell the flowers, this quilt makes me smile, congrats.

Martha, Austin, TX said...

Oh my gosh...I went from another blog (Judy's) to this (you gals keep me inspired) and what a surprise to see this quilt. It was mine and my friend's favorite at the AAQG show. We voted for you!!! Viewers choice. What a wonderful quilt. It makes me happy. I kept saying that I wanted it in my house!! Oh well, keep up the good work. Greetings from Austin

Karen said...

congratulations!! this is such a happy quilt. I'd love it if you would post a close up of the 'pilowed' jays.

Naomi said...

Kathy,
So sorry about this fabulous quilt...I hope it makes it back to you soon. In hope, I lost a quilt last year at a post office. With the frantic efforts of the curator of the exhibit, walking the workers through each aisle and shelf describing the box, it was finally found.
Naomi

Ferret said...

I'll be thinking of you, I hope your birds fly on home, these things can take a while but they do often make it. Also log it on lost quilt come home, it is a web site and it does make more people aware that this quilt needs to get back to it's owner.

I hope that if nothing else you manage to sort the insurance out.