Monday, September 13, 2010
I finally had time to photograph the final four quilts in this series. I used a little zen doodling in the one with the black and white border. I also did this one using a technique found in the book "Stitch Alchemy" which uses card stock and fabric. It was an interesting technique. The only thing that bothered me was having to wait for the glue and paint to dry in between each application. The one with the light green border was done in a similar technique using paper. The bottom right quilt is all fabric that has been printed on to fabric from the computer and hand painted to enhance the bird and leaves and berrries. All are machine quilted. There is a little hand stitching in the upper left quilt. They all have the same scripture as the first two I presented.
Sunday, September 12, 2010
and here's the picture of two of them. There are six small quilts depicting my neighborhood crows. They come out front from time to time looking for food and I just had to take pictures of them. I used one picture for all six quilts. I changed the background, borders and did all kinds of things to them to make each quilt different. I hand painted one crow and appliqued the other. I even attempted to do some hand writing on the one I copied onto fabric from the printer. As I worked on them I was contemplating a name for them and the Scripture in Matt. 6:26 came to mind which I put on each quilt. It reads "Behold the fowls of the air for they sow not, neither do they reap, nor gather into barns: yet your heavenly father feedeth them. Are ye not better than they?