Monday, November 7, 2011

Finished Art Quilts


I finished up the three art quilts I made for the Alzheimer's Art Quilt Initiative (Michele has a great little video and pictures on her blog of the AAQI booth at the Houston quilt festival this year - they sold over 1000 art quilts this year!)


This is the one from yesterday.


This one has a picture that was made with Photoshop Elements (I copied a postcard from my Grandmother from the early 1900's and added some other photos) and printed it on fabric. I free motion quilted "Love" on the side - first try at writing in FMQ. It is 8" x 10+1/2"


This one is my favourite - I love the colours and I had so much fun with the free motion quilting. I used Invisafil thread for most of it and


I tried some rayon thread as an accent (this one is by Gutermann). I think I will be buying more rayon thread!
This little quilt is 8" x 10".


I finished stitching the binding this afternoon and I thought the spools of Aurifil thread were so beautiful - such pretty colours.

I have really enjoyed making these quilts and will be making more - they are a great way to try new techniques and are so quick to make (they have to be no larger than 9" x 12"). Great way to use up little leftovers too.

Have a great day and thanks for stopping by!

9 comments:

Linda said...

They are just beautiful!! As is your quilting! My favorite is with the quilted leaves too. So pretty. I think it's wonderful that you donated them for AAIQ!

My Sweet Prairie said...

pretty! Oh I LLLOVE working with rayon! It's super-pretty. : )
~Monika in Saskatoon

corina said...

Great art quilts! My favorite is the one with the leaves too!

Wendy said...

Nicely done! Those should auction well! I love rayon thread too. I just love the extra accent of the color and the shine of it.

Cheryl said...

Perfection, and for such a great cause!!

Barb said...

Lovely little art quilts. I love the scale -

Deanna said...

The leaf quilting on the third quilt is...WOW! The echo in the shapes gives the impression of both movement and something ethereal. Really appropriate and beautiful.

Needled Mom said...

Those are all gorgeous!!! You did an awesome job on each of them.

YankeeQuilter said...

Beautiful quilts and a great cause...