Tuesday, February 24, 2009

Lemon detail quilt

lemon quilt, originally uploaded by cabanagirl.

This is a small (4" by 5") art quilt. It looks a lot like my previous entry. Two years ago I took my 1st art quilt class with Jane Lafazio at the Oceanside Museum of Art. In the very beginning of the class Jane recommended that we have a sketchbook to jot down our images. Although I love my quilting I really did consider dropping out of the class if I was going to be forced to sketch. I knew I just couldn't do it. Six months later I decided I would learn how to do a little sketching. Again Jane was my teacher. I have been keeping a sketchbook journal ever since. Three days ago I took 2 Meyer lemons, sliced one in half and sat down with my Moleskein watercolor sketchbook and drew a simple sketch. Tonight I finished a little quilt on canvas, painted with acrylic paints and then hand embroidered, beaded and embellished with vintage buttons this little quilt. It makes me smile. I hope you enjoy it too.


Plain Jane said...

It makes me GRIN!!!!!!! I love love love it Denise and I adore what you wrote...You're little quilt is perfect and I love the beads, buttons and backing..

Drawing, painting, blogging! Waay cool!!!

Winifred said...

That is so lovely. The way you have beaded the lemon half is so pretty and I love the button detail.

You have so much imagination and you can turn these ideas into beautiful things.

Marjorie said...

I'm with Plain Jane & Winifred. One can tell you love being creative, and you do beautiful work.

ileen said...

Denise--your project is way cool!! I love it!! so nice to see the progression from sketch to final produt!!