This quilt is inspired by a photo I took of my cat Omar. He was resting his head on some of my colored pencils. He seems to make himself comfortable anywhere. I first drew out Omar onto muslin with just a pencil. Each color was added one by one. I filled in with more than one color of thread to give it demention. The vase and pencils were painted on with water soluble wax pastels.
This quilt has been accepted to IQA Houston in 2016, Road to California 2017, and AQS Paducah 2017.
This quilt was a free tutorial designed by Marlen Odie of KISS Quilts, who lives and owns a shop near Grand Coulee Dam. She gave me lots of advice and encouragement on this quilt. I did add the center making a mini spinner, which was paper pieced because the blades wouldn't come nicely together at the center, so this looks good too. It was judged at the Colorado State Fair yesterday and received a first in the pieced category and a Best Use of Color award.
0tThe hand made hexies were made during hurricane Mathew on September 28th 2016 and lack of electricity. Sitting by the light from the window, looking a the trees swaying with the wind force created by a category 4 hurricane while mumbling and complaining about my husband 's thinking that connecting the generator to the freezer was more important than mysewing machine. Finished by machine in 2017.
From a photo by Gunnison, CO photographer Allan Ivy (used with permission).
I used "prom dress fabric" and a heat gun to achieve the snow, along with some sparkly fabric to enhance. The light string is a cord with beads sewn onto it.
A whole bunch of fun! And about 3 months.
When I saw this pattern I knew I had to make it. It did take nearly 2 years to complete. It is all hand appliqued and machine quilted on my sit down Tin Lizzie. There was a time when I put it away with issues and didn't if I would ever go back to it. We weren't speaking!! I am very pleased to say we kissed and made up and now she is finished. She just won Grand Champion in our local county fair, and she also received a Colorado Quilt Council Award of Excellence. She just won Best in Show at the Colorado State Fair and another Award of Excellence from a different judge.
I love lots of color! The Macaws are perfect for a art quilt for my dinning room. This is a crazy pieced make ground The birds are raw rdge with each feather heavily quilted with embroidery threads. I used some eyelet fabrics in the face.