Friday, October 25, 2019

Afghan for a Friend

I knit this afghan for a friend who recently retired.  I used the pattern Sunny Baby Blanket by Lucie Sinkler, casting on extra stitches to make it larger. The yarn is Cascade Yarns Pacific in white.  The finished afghan measures 42 in X 58 in.

Friday, October 18, 2019

Trapunto Fabric Postcard

This fabric postcard is made using a whole cloth quilting with trapunto to give the lizard an added dimensional effect.  I machine quilted around the lizard.
I then added yarn (wool/acrylic) for the trapunto. 
 The yarn was then trimmed prior to adding the pelon stabilizer, triangles for hanging, and binding.
Here is the finished postcard, 5 in X 6.5 in.

Friday, October 11, 2019

Three Small Pieces

These small (5 in square pieces were done prior to last week's featured piece after I heard about the call for 5x5 art pieces.  The first two are 5 in square quilts and the third is a 5 in square quilted postcard. This first one was made using a scrap piece of fabric reminiscent of the 60s/70s.  I machine quilted pink, green, and yellow pieces then machine quilted it. 
This one is machine appliqued and quilted also.  It was inspired by swimming near dawn in the open pool at my local athletic club while practicing my back stroke.
This one has the stiff Pelon stabilizer that makes it a postcard.  It is inspired by love of Matisse art work.  In this case the Blue Nude though mine is done as a pink nude on blue background.  It is machine appliqued and quilted.
All of the pieces have small triangle pieces on the back to allow easy hanging if desired.

Friday, October 4, 2019

Lizzie Portrait Quilt

I made this small quilt portrait, 5 in square, in response to a fund raising event the Arkansas Repertory Theatre is doing.  In September they posted a request for artist to do pieces of artwork for their upcoming “5x5” art show. Every artist was told to pick up a 5 in square canvas to ensure size conformity.   My initial thought was to do a 5 in square quilt or postcard.  Then I decided to do this quilted portrait of my dog Lizzie (appliqued top quilted to batting without an actual quilt back or binding) and wrap the canvas.  Here it is.
 I used mistyfuse to attach the quilt to the canvas (literally ironed it on) then wrapped the fabric and sewed the fabric to itself and the canvas.