Saturday, April 28, 2012

Paris Cafe Art Quilt... Done and a Rocket Quilt Started

 Well, I did add a few more final touches after these photos were taken, but it's done!  It's 40 x 50 inches with a white border.  This was made especially for my machine quilter, Annie who has done a wonderful job on all the art quilts I've made so far (except for the small ones which I did).  I hope she likes it...

 To the left is the latest art quilt.  Last year around this time, I made a mermaid quilt for our daughter (drawn and painted on Kona cotton, then sandwiched and quilted).  She loved it and my son wanted a 'rocket/blast off' quilt.  I had a mind block about it for a LONG time, since... well... I'm more in tune with mermaids than rockets.  Finally I asked him to draw me all his fave rocket ships and BOOM!  I had the basis for the quilt.  It will fit a full/queen bed nicely.  I'm so eager to get it all painted... but will take a lot of drying time before I can do all the sections.  (our dining room table is only so big :)

Will report back on rocket progress in the coming weeks. 

Now if I could just get that Light Project zine started... have not found time but hope to before school is out.  Happy weekend :)


Jenniffer said...

WOW! What a project- it turned out wonderfully! I'm sure she'll love it. I can't imagine all the hours you must have put into it.
Your son's quilt is going to be fantastic, too (I would have a preference to painting mermaids too, but kids stretch us, don't they?)

artslice said...

She's picking it up Friday... so, we'll see :)

Thanks for the kind words on the rocket quilt... it's easier to think like a girl, but the boys do get us outside of our comfort zone :) In a good way.