Well, Friday has come and (nearly) gone, and I’ve not updated my blog for a while. I’m waiting for students in a couple of classes to clear out, so I’ll take the time now.
We had a delightful couple of days of Fall temperatures this week. It gave us hope that a break in the weather will come sometime soon. It also made today’s hot temperatures even harder to bear….
When last I posted, I mentioned that I was going to take an “Animal Portrait” quilt class in Golden. It was quite an enjoyable day and I was happy to learn a new technique. I suspect that I will be taking the lessons that I learned and using them a little more free form manner, but that is all in the future, right?
If you remember, this is the picture of Taffy that I decided to use:
This is the result of the class time on Saturday, more work that evening, and more work the next day (Sunday).
I really like how it is coming out, even though the colors aren’t perfectly selected (they look darker to me). The good thing is that all of the pieces are only temporarily attached, so I can replace any of them that I wish. Once all of the pieces are in place then I will steam/fuse them down so they won’t move around when I do the detail quilting. Whiskers will be added last, and either quilted or painted on. I’ll make that decision when the time comes.
The eyes are special, I think (if I can brag). The instructor provided silk scraps for us to use for eyes and noses. Then she came around and gave us paint for the highlights… I did my eyes myself and I think they came out really well.
The size is (roughly) 11×17 inches. I’m not sure what I will be doing for the background, yet, but the teacher gave us plenty of ideas.
The really neat thing is that I discovered that Taffy has little squarish orange/peach patches under each eye!! I learned something new about my kitty!
I hope that I will be able to find the time to keep working on this project this weekend. I’m hoping to go out and order new glasses tonight, and hopefully that won’t take too long. The Broncos are playing a preseason game on Saturday evening, so maybe I can get some quilting done during that.
Everybody have a fantastic weekend!!