This series of six quilts was made as a commission for someone who plans to hang the quilts along her spiral staircase.
It was the best commission ever! I took the photos and she chose the ones she liked best.
Each quilt is the same size, 12″ x 22″ and bordered with the same fabric. But that’s where the similarity ends!
They are all beautiful places in Israel — that’s why I enjoyed making them so much!
Did I mention I plan to enter this miniature quilt into a challenge? It’s due next week. Quilting Arts Magazine is running the “Greatest Pet Peeve” Reader Challenge”. I thought it would be fun, since I live in a “cat house” and there are more than a few feline antics to choose from. I debated whether a cat in the fridge would be more amusing than a cat drinking from a coffee mug. My faithful audience, aka my family, told me that the cat in the fridge was clearly the choice!
So, here are the next stages I’ve worked up of my cat-scape. The first is before quilting. I’ve made real strides to show the depth into the fridge.
The second shot is after quilting. I chose not to do an enormous amount of thread painting, because I wanted the items in the fridge to be recognizable. They are not artistic images; they are bottles of juice, containers of milk and pots.
I’d be glad to hear what you think! Do you see the three-dimensional quality of this work? Our fridge really looks this way. You can’t see the back!
Here is the next step in my fridge landscape. I’ve traced the scene and I’m filling in the blanks under the tracing.
It’s starting to shape up. More to come.
I can’t resist doing this new landscape quilt. Who says a landscape has to be trees and grass? Why not an everyday view, like inside your fridge? Well some in our family think that is better than the outdoors. Here is proof. So, this is the inspiration. More to come as I progress. Since we are known as a “cat house” it seems just right. More to come…
I needed a break from the landscape project, so I worked with fall-color maple leaves and made a mini-wall hanging.
Maple Leaves. 14" x 12.5" 2009
I also made a watercolor challah cover in the meantime.
Watercolor by Candle Light. 14.5" x 18" 2012
I went back to the landscape with new energy and ideas and here is a photo showing what it looks like after some thread painting has been applied. Keep in mind that this the sixth version of this landscape. Sometimes it requires a lot of stick-to-it-iveness to get the job done!