Monday, October 27, 2008

Last Dance

As always, autumn is spookily busy for me. I have manged to work on a few small pieces in the last few weeks, and made it through 3 of the 4 fall family birthdays!

This piece was just completed in time for the Piedmont Arts Association Invitational exhibit. I named it "Last Dance" because the photos used to make this quilt were taken in October and I was amazed that this butterfly was still around at that late date.

I detailed how I made the digital imagery in this post. I wrote another post about adding the appliqued leaves are here.

This detail image shows some of the quilting in the border. My intent was to add quilting that looked like fungi or leaf litter. As always, the free motion quilting is the most enjoyable part of quilt making for me and it feels like dancing.

The leaves are really starting to turn around here, and it's just beautiful. Tomorrow I'm heading to Houston for a brief sojourn at the Houston International Quilt Festival. I'm sure I'll spend some time hanging out by my quilt. If you see me be sure and say "Hi".

Thursday, October 02, 2008

IQA Houston - "The Call"

OK, as per usual, it's been a tremendously hectic few weeks!

My biggest new news is that I received "The Call" from IQA in Houston this afternoon letting me know that I won a cash award in this year's show. I feel very honored. Here's a picture of my entry, "The Gathering".

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It's entered in the Digital Imagery category. The central panel is comprised of three strips printed on my Epson 2200 with pigment inks, then the borders were hand dyed to go with it.

I've just completed writing an article for Machine Quilting Unlimited, so hopefully soon I'll share some photos of another small quilt I've been working on.

Thanks for stopping by!