Wednesday, October 14, 2009
Thimbleweeds Quilt Retreat
The last weekend in September, I was lucky to be able to go to the Thimbleweeds quilt guild annual retreat in Jemez Springs, NM. I went last year as a teacher, but wanted to go back this year to play!
The class I took was Pet Portraits with a great art quilt teacher from Santa Fe, Holly. I was a little too intimidated to do a fabric portrait of my dogs Anya and Coco the first time out, so instead got a couple of books from the library on fish. These are my results from the weekend.
This one is almost finished--just need to add some beaded eyes and maybe some bubbles.
The goldfish top is done, but not quilted. The fun part with this one was adding the non-cotton fabrics for the seaweed.
Just a fun fish "portrait" with a gilted frame--an African fabric that I had just enough of. I hand dyed the background, and the black and copper fins are black fabric that I bleach discharged to reveal the coppery areas.