Friday, January 28, 2011

Soul Sisters

Soul Sisters - 16" Square for The Alliance for American Quilts 2011 Contest - Alliances:  People, Patterns, Passion.  Entries are due March 7th, so you still have time to make one. This piece is made with commercial cottons and Batiks that were Mistyfused onto wool blended felt, free motion machine quilted, with some hand painting, stenciling on their faces and hand sewn buttons around the edges. My inspiration?  Two friends having a "coffee break" via e-mail to keep in touch.  I enjoyed the play of patterns and color. Dedicated to women friends!

Detail 1

Detail 2

Detail 3;  you can see my design process on the Sketchbook Challenge blog

11 comments:

  1. This is just exquisite. The details are amazing. You do set a high bar, Jamie, but I hope this encourages others to join in the fun. This is such a cool, wide-open theme.

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  2. What GREAT inspiration!! Isn't it the truth :o) your mixed use of pattern and color is FAB!

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  3. Awesome! It's so you! Very fun and I love the buttons in particular! Great edge treatment.

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  4. Love it. Reminds me of two people I know, :)

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  5. Oh! How I love this piece! I can't even tell you how much!!

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  6. Oh! You have such a rare talent; not the quilting is rare, but the ability you have to bring your valued life moments sewn into life in a beautiful artful quilt. Beautiful, i love it! I am going to follow this blog to see what you'll do next! I hope you'll check out my blog and maybe do the same! http://www.mixthemedia247.blogspot.com

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  7. These are fabulous! Love it!

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  8. Hello,
    It is a fun and beautiful quilt

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  9. I love the colors and the playful details. Looks like another winner!

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