Thursday, May 04, 2017

Two Cats and a Bird

Using my new fabric line 'hopscotch' by RJR Fabrics, I am creating a wall quilt 24x24 of two friends. This is a 'first' for me in making faces in cloth with women who don't have bangs. Learning curve was a little steep. This is the second version of her hair

She likes birds. So, I am auditioning where I am going to place that bird. Her favorite color is pink, so she has the pinkiest color in the palette from hopscotch

Another without bangs, and I am loving her hair. Her fav color is teal, and this is from the 'first flowers' design.

I am asking myself whether or not I need to highlight her arms, and if the cats need to have an anchor
Bird on her glasses. A suggestion from a friend, who i often consult when I am in a dilemma.
I've also never made a cat for a quilt.

A whole lot of fussy cutting going on here with my Havel's Scissors!

Here they are all sewn up!  These two amazing women are both artists and work together.

Look at the cats eyes. They are from the 'intertwining puddles' design.

Free motion machine quilted close up

Also free motion machine quilted
The bird was a little tricky to quilt, because my needle was going through more than 6 layers of fabric with the middle and the backing.

5 comments:

  1. Love it. I like the placement of the bird and the cats.

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  2. what fun! I just bought some anti-glue needles from Superior to try with fused fabric. Maybe that would help with multi layers. I've had trouble with that before, so hope so. You are inspiring me to try a self-portrait :)

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  3. Such a great piece! Love your faces, kitties too! I will be trying my hand at fused composition in a class with Laura Wasilowski in two weeks, can't wait!!

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  5. Love them, Jamie! The bird on the eyeglasses is so great.

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