Quilt Testers In Action

Quilt Testers In Action


Friday, July 15, 2011

A Beautiful Friday

It was a gorgeous day today, not to hot, not to cold, and the humidity  was down. It was just perfect for doing a little work in the garden. The weeds are way ahead of me this year, but the garden still has its beauty. One particularly bright spot this week included daylilys and butterfly weed.

Out back you can catch a glimpse of the Panther I mentioned in my last post.

He spends a lot of time staring at the house with these glowing eyes, but runs off when he knows you've seen him.

And I finished my quilt for the June Color Palette Challenge over at Three Creative Studios. Its another in the "Tile" series that I seem to be doing. I really didn't expect this to turn into a series, but it has just seemed to happen. I wanted this one to look like an ancient mosaic, an archaeological find. Because of that, some of the "tile" pieces are missing. The binding is a ragged sheer, perhaps some packing cloth that the fragment was wrapped in for shipping....

The thread sketching this time is butterflies, and once again it was done before quilting.

When the butterflies first insisted on being on this quilt, I worried that they were a little too trivial. But I thought about it some more, and realized that butterflies, representing rebirth, were actually the perfect image.While designing the original mosaic,  I was thinking about how when artifacts are discovered, they bring a rebirth of sorts to the people who once touched them, bringing them into our time, for us to carry their memory.  

The butterflies stayed.


Jade said...

The garden is gorgeous, but I LOVE the quilt! I adore mosaics and so want to make some of my own, but other projects always seem to be comandeering my attention.

Crafty Green Poet said...

What a beautiful quilt and such lovely flowers in the garden! The panther looks lovely too, but I guess you don't want to be a bunny sharing a garden with it!

The Fab Furs said...

Quilt looks great--insistent butterflies must have their way. All the animals must enjoy the cover in your garden--the panther looks a little on the small side.

The Vegetarian Hunter said...

Fantastic job on the tile quilt! Love the circles and the idea of it being an old find with tiles missing. Thanks for sharing it!

bunnits said...

Lovely garden shots, including the Panther. I hope he and the Lion don't discover the Mom bun and her babies.

I love the quilt. I've tried free-form designs on the machine, but haven't practiced enough to let anyone see my work, most of which is just little (strange-looking) samples. I give yours a thumb's up.

Lisa said...

I LOVE mosaics! This one is gorgeous!

That panther looks kind of young? you tell him, no bunny hunting!

Michelle May (Shell) said...

That quilt is gorgeous! I love how it flows!
xx, shell