Monday, May 26, 2014

More possibilities....

I've been playing around with tree ideas in the last while...
First this simple silhouette on a batik background... but it needed more, so I floated some leaves on it. This one, Falling Leaves, became a wedding present...

Falling Leaves

Earth's Poem

I wanted to use some hand printed fabric for the background on this one. Then added the vertical stripe, with writing:"Trees are poems that the Earth writes upon the Sky." by Kahlil Gibran

          ...and some details of the quilting

Saturday, May 17, 2014

For the new one

My niece is expecting a child, so a quilt for the newborn is in order. She's very close to her dog Abby. So I wanted to put Abby on the quilt for the new guy.

That way, he will remember Abby long after Abby is gone. This is my first attempt at drawing with stitching. I started with an enlarged outline from the photo (I traced it from the TV screen), then cut it out from fleece, added batting, and started stitching...

and the result:

Close up of Abby