Tuesday, June 30, 2015

Art Quilt 12" x 12"

Despite its diminutive size, I'm posting this large because I hope you can appreciate the subtlety of the second word quilted into it.  This work is my contribution to the SAQA 2015 Benefit Auction, which begins in September.  I was worried that the quilted word wouldn't show up in the photo posted on their site, and I was right.  http://www.saqa.com/memberArt.php?ID=3361

Some while ago, there was a lengthy discussion in the SAQA Yahoo group about whether to use the term quilt in descriptions of our art form.  For some people the term defaults to "my grandma made quilts" so therefore it's not helpful to use it.  Others are proud to be connected by stitch to a long and rich tradition.  This little piece is my response to that discussion.  Oh, and I'm a grandma who makes quilts.

Monday, June 15, 2015

Feathers for Linda 20"x 40"

How much do I appreciate having good friends like Linda M. in my life?  I made this table topper for her birthday using a free pattern from Anna Maria Horner. http://www.annamariahorner.com/Feather.Bed.Quilt.pdf

In this case I appliqued the scrappy feathers onto the background fabric.  The pattern also gives instructions for piecing the feathers into a background.  Fun to create and it made a tiny tiny dent in my scrap bag.