This next quilted art piece came from my friend Lynn. I actually won this on her blog at www.lynn-nonameblog.blogspot.com I've broken this quilt into three separate shots so you can see all the details. This is the first section. I enjoyed looking at all the various touches throughout like the stitched rose, swirls and tulip. I keep finding new images each time I look at it!
Here's the center section. Lynn stitched a flower pot with a stem growing out of it and it found it's way to the flower head in the dark green section of fabric. You can click on each picture to get closer views.
This is the third panel. I love the way Lynn incorporated interesting scraps from the fabric edge that mostly gets tossed out. I've always loved finding those color bubbles (that's what I call them!) that you can sometimes find on the selvage part of fabric. I never thought to save them and put them to use like this! I'll definitely be looking for "color bubbles" from now on when I go fabric hunting! And I like the way she stitched swirls. And look, there's a name that was probably from the fabric line!
Now you can see the whole piece laid out. I just love everything about this. The soft colors with the dark splashes here and there, the stitching, todo! Todo means everything in Spanish. Did I write that once before in another post? LOL! Thank you so much, Lynn. I have this hanging in my art room along with Bea's colorful Zetti Post Card.
This is my "M" ATC that I received from the ABC group. Mim is the artist who sent this to me. I love this guy with his razor sharp teeth! Thanks, Mim!
This is my "N" card from Marianne. It's a Nautical theme, of course! Great curves, wouldn't you say? Love it! Thanks, Marianne!
I do have a lot to be thankful for. This month of August brings not only a 30 year wedding anniversary for me and my hubby, but 24 years ago I gave birth to an almost 9 lb baby girl who had the nerve to be breached! LOL! She grew up to be a little thing who's finally gotten a taste of the real world. Well, she still lives at home so maybe she's half way there. LOL!
Thanks to my art friends who have sent me pieces of "joy" in the mail. I appreciate each and every one of you. I've been so fortunate to meet some of the nicest people here in blog land and in various groups that I once belonged to. Some of the groups have gone bye-bye but the friendships have lasted. For that, I am extremely thankful.