I have won a prize from Valerie's blog. She was giving away this beautiful silk, and she picked my name. I received it in the mail yesterday and will have to decide how to use it in my next art quilt. I haven't worked with this type of fabric, yet, and look forward to trying it out. Thanks so much Valerie!
I finished this art quilt last week and entered it in an art show. I didn't have time to fix the kitty's tail, but I hope to in the next week. I actually started this quilt 2 years ago, with the tree trunk on a background of many neutrals. The tree trunk is made of ultrasuede which gives great texture, then I thread painted the details in. I didn't know what to put on the branch, other than an empty nest, so I just put it aside. After putting the nest on a couple of weeks ago, I decided it needed my cat looking in the nest. So, I sketched my cat and used fake fur for him. Since it is a winter scene, the nest is empty, so I called this quilt "Anticipation".
I figured the cat was anticipating the return of spring as much as the rest of us in the Northern Hemisphere are. My cat is a good hunter - gets mice from a nearby field, and also sometimes catches birds.
Two years ago, I made this quilt. I call it "Sherbet in the Sky with Diamonds". It was in answer to a challenge in our guild to use a circle in a quilt. I also read an article about a journal cover that used silk flowers. So, I combined the two and had a great time working on this. I quilted it all over and very densely in the background. I also did hot-fix crystals as a final touch. I entered it in an art show and won a $15 prize. When I took my tree quilt to the same art show this year, the woman receiving the entries remembered this quilt and I was flattered.
So, now I have won a prize from Valerie's blog. She was giving away this beautiful silk, and she picked my name. I received it in the mail yesterday and will have to decide how to use it in my next art quilt.
So, until next time, Keep on Quilting!