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Sunday, September 30, 2012

Taco Jalisco Art Quilt For Art Quilts Around The World

 I belong to an art quilt group on line called Art Quilts Around the World and every three months we meet the prescribed challenge of yet another fabric piece of art. This time I decided to meld my drawings that I do at Taco Jalisco into art quilt form.

I transferred them onto cotton fabric via my printer and machine sewed them onto the off white/cream cotton substrate. I hand embroidered around them for quilting and added buttons for embellishment.



I thought the little hanging sign gave a restaurant menu look to it.
The words are machine sewn free motion style.
The middle picture drawn from a photo Carlos gave me of his family is the focal point.
It's Carlos when he was younger (left), and his mom and dad who own and operate
Taco Jalisco's.


Around the sides I have sewn my drawings in wallet sized photos showing the people who gather to enjoy a meal there.


I always order the same thing so I sewed my order to this banner along one side. The red, white and green ribbon represents the colors of the Mexican Flag.


And this drawing shows my meal.



This last photo shows the red roses I added for embellishment; and the drawing of Carlos, his aunt and sister. I will give the art quilt to this family as a gift at the end of the year. The hearts represent my love for this family and place. I have been eating there for years, I have been drawing there weekly since November 2011.

27 comments:

  1. Brilliant! absolutely love this Lynn..you are very talented. I'm sure the family will be thrilled to bits with it. And, oh, nearly a year of drawing there, amazing....where's the book?

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  2. Fabulous quilt. I love your quilt pieces.

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  3. WoW! This is really cook. thanks for sharing this with us!! so creative!

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  4. I have been wondering when you would incorporate your Jalisco drawings into a quilt!
    Voila! Here it is - and it's great! The family will be thrilled to receive such a special gift - handmade - and done with great love. Lynn, you are one awesome lady!

    Love,

    ♥ Robin ♥

    p.s. How did *The King* react when you returned home after your travels?

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  5. What a wonderful project. Your paintings transferred beautifully onto the fabric!

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  6. What an incredible piece! I thought these sketches were good on paper, but wow...turning them into a quilt just takes it to another level all together.

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  7. Such a wonderful, thoughtful gift! Awesome!

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  8. oh my heavens this is so amazing!!! what a wonderful gift!!!!

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  9. Wonderful and creative quilt ~ excellent ~ and such a great gift ~ (A Creative Harbor)

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  10. this is absolutely marvelous - I have to fwd this to mum who is a quilter!!! i hope she can join anonline quilt group as well - she made one like this transferring photos of all of us onto fabric!! i adoreyours

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  11. Amazing quilt! You have put your drawing to fabric such an incredible gift!

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  12. Wow, very awesome, wonderful quilt!

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  13. This one is really really special! Have you shown it to them yet - wow.

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  14. Your quilt is amazing and brilliant!! :) Wow!

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  15. How I missed this gorgeous post is beyond me!! I am close to tears this is so poignant. I feel moved by this endearing story of love for people that have enveloped your world!! They will be well beyond honored, they will treasure it with so much care, I imagine it will be passed down for years to come as it symbolizes a lifetime of dedication!! Your truly are an amazing loving woman!! So glad I know you!!

    Hugs Giggles

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  16. It really came out lovely. They are going to just love it. Your creative juices flow wonderfully in any medium. :))

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  17. Wow, I think that this quilt is going to make your friends very very happy.
    So much creativity and you can really see your heart is sewn into this piece of art.
    Wonderful post.

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  18. This is awesome, marvellous and brilliant! You are so creative!

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  19. Wow Lynn what a piece!
    Did you gave it to them? Will you? I want to know their rection!
    And printing on cotton.....how do you do that?! Is it a special printer you have?
    Well the piece looks stunning!

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    1. Any printer, special paper backed with fabric. They loved it and it now it hangs in their restaurant .

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  20. Wow! Lynn this is amazing work. Not only being able to copy your paintings onto cotton!? but all the hand embroidery and piecing and other embellishments! They already have it I think, from last Christmas, because you talked about the to girls who saw themselves on it. How did the family react? Did they know about it ahead of time? These quilts are so unique because they are almost like elaborate journal pages!

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    1. Gloria I just gave it to them a couple of weeks ago...and it was "the Couple" who found themselves on it. The family did not know that I was making this...it was a surprise, to thank them for letting me draw there. And for their friendship over the past year.
      They were very effusive with their praise, and appreciation. Thank you I'm glad you like it too!

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  21. WOW, wow and wow. How proud and happy they must be to have this hanging in their restaurant.

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Thanks for leaving your comments as I love hearing from you. Your words of encouragement are why I continue to draw!