Sunday, March 02, 2008

Gentle Ben

This is my latest quilt which I have entitled GENTLE BEN.

I'm not sure yet where I am going with this technique. I love animals and my thought is to make a series of animals that are on the extinct list. Or perhaps famous animals such as Lassie, or the horse Man O War. I'm just in that inbetween cycle that hits me ever so often.

In the mean time my friend Cindy and I went to a juried show that is put on each year by the people at the Arboretum. We each had quilts in the show. We also went to another show that day. They had art pieces at the University of Kentucky, and each piece had an arrangemet of flowers that was their interpetation of the piece. I must say that the Gerber Daisies were incredible and you can see I took several up close pictures of them. It was a cold and nasty day, and it was wonderful to see such beautiful flowers, as if spring had come early.

The first quilt is mine, which I made some time ago. It showed in the International Quilt Festival in Houston, Texas and is titled Free at Last.
The second quilt belongs to my friend Cindy Vough, and it is titled Poison Ivy.