Right now I am in the process of quilting two pieces. The first is for the QAK (Quilt Artists of Kentucky) annual show. The second is one I started many years ago. The short version of that story is that I messed up the quilting and had to cut it all apart, made a new rose but could not find the background fabric. Finally after two years I made a stencil and created the background with shiva paint sticks. Because of all the layers and turned edges this rose was two thick to quilt through. My computer crashed and I ended up redesigning it and added a lot more animals. Finally found the right fabric for the back and am working on quilting. Here is a picture of the finished top. Pardon the messy shot, my design wall is not big enough for the quilt.
Here is a close up of a few quilted animals.
I cannot show this quilt yet. I can tell you I photographed a lot of fruits and vegetables. I used directional lights and got really nice surrealistic looking picture. I then combined a few parts of photos in photoshop elements for my final photo. I am really excited about how the food pieces are turning out.
After my photoshoot, I murdered my subjects and made a pepper soup, cabbage and kielbasa soup, and a purple coleslaw. (Purple coleslaw just does not have the same appeal even though the taste is the same.)
I like this one, but think I need to lengthen the beak slightly and slim it just a bit. Not sure, it would be a lot of work.
Here is a picture of all the little pieces of my bluejay fused to the confetti background. Now I’m ready to start thread painting and then I will finish off by adding some berries and leaves.
Starting on my QAK Glorious Food Challenge but I can’t share it. Not to worry I always have more than one iron in the fire.
Drew a new bluejay and am starting another bird confetti quilt. The background is basted and here is a picture of all the tiny pieces I will cut and fuse for the base of the bluejay. Once the base is done I will layer it and thread paint the bird very heavily.
So the quilt really is straight, promise. My design wall is buried in projects so I had to photograph this from the floor. I stood on a stool and held the camera overhead to get it all. Will have to figure something else out.
I’ve finished up the last rooster and attached the binding to the front. Now I have to stitch it to the back as soon as I add some corner pockets for hanging. Here are some shots of the rooster.