Sunday, February 22, 2015

February Fun

This table runner is for a friend who lives nearby. It went together in a few days and is quilted with a simple in the ditch. She was delighted with it.

for Margo

The next one is a group challenge. We were supposed to find a face and 'mess with it.' I've called this one "Layers" in reminder of the only book I've ever read that when finished the first time, I turned it over and read it again. It is Encouragement by Larry Crabb, and talks about the way we put up layers to keep people from seeing the real me. I love this little quilt and feel as if I've always owned it. Odd, but true.


Saturday, February 7, 2015

How cool is that?!

We are now home from a month in Arizona... where I had the neatest experience. I've made two quilts that were inspired by the art of Bob Coonts. By email, he gave me permission to do this. Since he lives in Colorado, we had never met.

Every January, the large art shows start in Scottsdale. We have gone to them a couple times and decided to go again. I took my daughter and her hubby with the intention of buying them a small art piece for their new home, and for her birthday (which I did).

We parked, got inside and paid at the desk and I turned around toward the first booth/display... it was Bob Coonts! I introduced myself and he remembered me. We talked for a long time. He is a very nice man and pleased that his work was inspiration for my work. I was so delighted to meet him. I would love one of his pieces, so am planning to give him a commission for a size/subject I can afford. The show lasts until the end of March, so if he works on site, who knows... maybe my hubby can pick it up on his annual golf trip.

Here are the two quilts inspired by his paintings. Bob's originals are on his website.

Paint Chip Pony