Henry V was my helper this last long weekend while I painted canvas outside on the patio. He let me know he liked the colors. He's here to wish you a happy Animal Wednesday.
This shows my page attached to Joss's page (Soulbrush). I am the seventh artist to add to this book so far. Three more to go until the book will be complete.
The back of my page
showing a photo of a piece from one of my very earliest memory quilts about my Grandma Ella
using the same fabrics I used in this sketchbook page and some hand dyed red dryer sheets.
click on photo to enlarge and see details
soft cotton fabric, backed with soft batting, trimmed in satin
a feel good page
My full page called "Quilting Bee".
Karen's book theme is Bees. She said we could do it any way we wanted even sneaking it in according to our own style. And that is what I did. This fabric is left over from some I used a two years ago that represented my grandmother's love of sewing. I turned the family group of sewing mother and daughters into a quilting bee something groups of women gathered to do in the past (and maybe they still do).
I snuck in a tiny bee charm after quilting the piece on brown paper bag for sturdiness
and trimming it in red satin ribbon.
It's sewn with metallic and cotton threads.
I hope Karen likes it.
But she asked not to see her pages until the whole completed book reaches her so don't tell her about my
page please, thanks.