Sunday, October 23, 2016

more me quilts

I started this new girl and after many fabric choices the dots appeared. I noticed the transparency of the print fabric allowing the
underlaying fabric to appear and decided to make it a feature. A piece of small red dots and we have. . . tah, tah da dah!. . . Freckles!

I'm not sure it is a winner, but it's fun. I need to finish quilting the solid blue and the sweater.

A closeup of the stitching on the face. I am contemplating blue eyes but it maybe too much of a distraction. We'll see.

On other news fronts, poor Miss Skittles went out in the pasture and ate nettles. Her face and tongue swelled to alarming size. Usually horses don't eat toxic things but she must have got a mouth full before she realized it. She is on the mends but still swollen. Geesh!

Monday, October 3, 2016

And. . .

in my mind, it's all about the stitching!

Saturday, October 1, 2016

The Last Thing You Won't See at QN

Yep, despite popular demand, my pops won't be at QN.

I have been thinking about this and perhaps it is a good thing not to get in. As my mother declared the first time I was accepted "Your head will be so BIG!!!!"  And so I probably would have been all puffed up and thinking myself an "Art Goddess!"

I have calmed myself into thinking "I'm pretty damn good, but I can make better art." And so I will!
Personally I love the beaded tie. So my dad!

Tuesday, September 27, 2016


Ah yes, rejection sucks!

But lets remember that there is more than one show in the world and Rosie will see the light of day else where.

Sorry, Mrs. Crow, for your bad decision.

Am I bitter? No, just sad.

Thursday, September 22, 2016

Things Not in Quilt National

Nope Barbara was rejected. Sad because I think this is the best thing I have ever done.
But being who the main juror was (the other 2 are people under her strong influence) and knowing she has a bias towards geometric pieced pieces I am not surprised.

I will be exhibiting pieces in a local show at Tri-C Community College West in  February and now I have 3 really strong pieces to show. Quilt National's loss.

I will put the other pieces up in the next week or two. I am not sure I will even drive to Athens to see the show, why waste gas?

Or as we say in Cleveland about the Browns, there's always next year!

Friday, September 9, 2016

Better Dads

 A detail of the quilting on the face


since I have morning light. . .

the back in detail


I am so blessed to be retired, pretty healthy and have a passion to indulge in. How lucky can a girl be?!

Thursday, September 8, 2016

Business Dad

I started a new piece and finished it in good time, easy since it is 23" wide by 30" high.

I have the same photo printed with my dad facing the other way (flipped). I experimented with doing the face stitching in small circles in white. At first it didn't show much but the more I added, the more it added texture. I did the background in echo stitching in yellow and blue, the blue matching the eye color. the coat is done in dark red and blue plaid.

I need to do a close up photos for the details. I haven't decided on the binding yet. I am leaving that till I finish the companion piece.

And since I am always asked to see the backs, which are sometimes as cool as the front, I added some colored patches for interest. Hmmmm.
I definitely like the back of this. The hair turned out way cool.

Little Miss Me is also finished, I forgot to take a photo of it since I was anxious to start this.

And then this new girl showed up in the mail. Goodness! She's twice the size of my dad! This should be fun. I was 8 years old at the time. And I remember this as my favorite sweater of all time. Navy blue with a red stripe and the white was genuine angora! Yum!

Yeah, can't wait to start this one! I'm always wanting to see where it will finish. I have no ideas yet, maybe some old patchwork pieces? Just not sure.

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