My inspiration: Katie! Bright, beautiful, smart… very cute! She’s a junior in college majoring in Mechanical engineering, and currently attending a semester in Ireland! Such adventure! Oh, I wish I could be there with her snapping some shots in the countryside of my heritage! Katie hasn’t always loved me taking photos of her… but that hasn’t stopped me too much! LOL Katie.
I so enjoy the designing process when the inspiration is so personal to me… and so many fond memories to work from and play with. I loved thinking about all that Katie is… praying for her as I designed and quilted… colored and played!
Here’s your artsy journal quilt, Miss Katie! I love you… MORE! And I hope you love your quilt… and someday when you return home to Big Sky Country, it will be yours!
To all of you in ‘blog land’ out there … I remind us all, corporately… it is the pursuit of excellence… NOT perfection! It’s the JOY of learning, sharing and loving…
Reminder: the stitches will not be ‘perfect’ either! Your 90/14 microtex or topstitch needle has to go through some interesting layers of tissue, paper leftovers, batting, backing and topping with some glue and paint too! Sometimes the top tension will be loopy… but I LIKE it in this particular venue…. it’s Free… whimsical… charming! …. and “no muss” — just a bit like Katie! I chose mostly pastels but they are bright… warm… and varied. And that is pretty much how I think of Katie!
There is written text under the petals of this flower….as well as a tissue from a sewing pattern & some stickers, even! I have taken my sizzix machine, and while cutting flower petals, have re-cycled used printed paper. When I cut the fabric, I put paper on top, and so after cutting, you have all these cool paper petals with text on them!
“Love Conquers …. ALL”
|“Areal beauty… our Katie Cutie” detail of quilt at top center|