August 19, 2008

Finished Quilt!

Taffy Cat

Taffy Cat (detail)

"Taffy Cat" is now finished! I just need to get it in the mail. Hope he likes Michigan. The quilting detail didn't photograph as well on the canvas, so you may have to click on the images to get a larger view. I think it's time to move my photography lights and tripod to the guest room. I keep tripping over the light stands in my studio.

Thanks for the nice comments left on my previous post! I appreciate all of them. Now I'm off to try some screen printing...

August 14, 2008

New Quilt in Progress

Here is a preview of my latest work in progress. It will be a 12" square quilt. The cat is my old cat, Taffy, who we adopted from the Humane Society in Ohio. Taffy was such a sweet, sweet and lovable cat! He passed away about 2 1/2 yrs ago. This will be for the "Breaking Traditions" Art Quilt Exhibit in Michigan. The theme is "With One Voice" which is to give a voice to all those people and organizations that do good in the world. My quilt will honor all the Humane Societies that care for homeless pets. I have to thread paint it, quilt it and send it on it's way. I used Golden acrylics on canvas. I will post another pic of the finished quilt when it's done.

It has been a while since I posted to my blog, I see. I have been busy, busy with setting up my website and enjoying a family vacation in Hot Springs, AR. We had such a wonderful time there. The weather was like being in an oven! I actually had a bit of a chill when I stepped into the much cooler weather here in Virginia.

I made a website: Thread in the Studio. It's in the "soft launch" stage...meaning not many know about it. I still have some tweaking to do on it and pages to add, but it's a start.

I better get to work. I have lots of new ideas.