Friday, September 29, 2006

Jay Walk

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. 

Thursday, September 07, 2006

Leaves I and Leaves, Too

Leaves I and Leaves, Too
16" x 24"
We are donating this quilt to Houston IQA, for their silent auction. It was made by Frances Holliday Alford, Connie Hudson, Raewyn Khosla, Sherri McCauley, Niki Vick, and Kathy York. We selected a leaf theme because our quilt, Leaves, won 2nd place last year. We had so many blocks that we made two quilts, the second is Leaves, Too (below) and will be donated to the Austin Area Quilt Guild for their silent auction.

Sunday, September 03, 2006

Shaman Chicken

Shaman Chicken

I took a class from Elinor Peace Bailey last year to learn some doll making skills. I don't know exactly why I picked this chicken, but I love it! The best part was the embellishments including the painted dots, the super fancy buttons on the tail, the beaded neck fringe, the hand quilted spirals on the wings, and the hidden and not so hidden tattoos. My bird now sits on my computer and protects it from harm.
Chicken Bling

With a Tail to Tell
"No pictures, PLEASE!"