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Monday, February 14, 2011

#8 Art Journal Quilt..."The Love Connection" SOLD in 2013

I've been collecting old neckties at garage sales and thrift stores and finally decided to start using them. I had cut some up for #2 "Home Sweet Home" art journal quilt; this time I snipped off the narrow ends of the mostly red ties to form this background and wove one pink tie through them to make my statement of free motion sewn hearts = love! Thus the title "Love Connection" I added the fat end of the pink tie for a pocket with a white handkerchief sticking out to balance the whole affair. Just in time to wish everyone a
Happy Valentine's Day!

Saturday, February 5, 2011

Apples and Oranges ... GIFTED

Is there such a thing as having too many blogs, challenges, sites to post our art?
I just realized that I have posted this small art quilt on another blog of mine, another art quilt blog, two challenge sites, and face book. And now here!
But I also realize that I am appealing to a different audience in each of those places. Yes, some viewers may overlap, but some only go to one of the sites!
So, Hi! I made this for a challenge called "Opposites". Apples and Oranges came immediately to mind. For a fuller story of how it was made and how many opposites are in this 8" X 11" art quilt I am going to link you to my other blog here. (See Feb. 5th, 2011 post)
It has lots of texture and pizazz and was really fun to make! I enjoyed the day it took to do it too. Click on the photo to see more detail if you wish.