Tuesday, December 30, 2008
Monday, December 29, 2008
This quilt was finished in 2004, it is lavishly machine quilted in various patterns, the feathers are appliqued and satin stitched. This quilt was submitted by Quilter's Square Quilt Store in Lexington to the national Bernina meeting and contest and won a Bernina 440 machine for me.
Completed in 2007, this quilt has some organza layers that have circular designs that have been rubbed into the fabric, then quilted in as well. I heard the phrase "Fog induced chaos" on NPR radio and liked it so much I wanted to make a piece to fit the name.
Completed in 2006, this piece is inspired by the sweet potato vines that were growing rapidly outside my front door. The background fabric is sun painted using the vines for the shapes, that fabric was cut up and used in a grid with the vines appliqued over the top, satin stitched down and quilted mostly in a baptist fan pattern. I loved that the vines had very new growth which was a lime green and very old dark purple leaves with holes as well as some yellow near death leaves in the fall depicting the entire life cycle of the plant.
This quilt completed in 2008 was inspired by a bleeding heart plant in my spring garden, the shapes of the leaves and flowers were abstracted into simple shapes and appliqued on squares of various navy batiks, sewn down with button hold stitch by machine and pieced on point. The color combination of the bright green, pinks and navy are very pleasing to me.
Thursday, January 3, 2008
A quilt made in 2006, which won first place ribbons in both the Paducah AQS show and the Houston IQA show. It was featured on the cover of the AQS fall catalogue and in the IQA 2009 wall calendar. It also is pictured in the book "100 Things You Need to Know if You Own a Quilt" and in an article in American Style Magazine Feb. 2009 about emerging fiber artists.
A person favorite of mine, this quilt has a sun painted background and many of the leaves are painted fabric, the dragon fly is stenciled. This was made in 2004 for a Kentucky Heritage Quilt Society challenge and won several ribbons in that contest. It was also shown at the Arboritum Art show in Lexington in 2008 .