Inspired by the Beatles' song of the same name. This project morphed from a pieced top to a changeable calendar I can update for my studio. Sari ribbons were used to create my own numbering system along with unique blocks to represent the “8th day of the week.” More work than originally planned, but ultimately a usable piece of art.
Original Design. Machine piecing and domestic-machine quilting.
49" x 43"
When I saw this Marcia Derse fabric, it screamed at me: “Buy me and cover me with embroidery stitches!” So I did. This piece is all about the fabric (aka material). Get it? Material Girl by Madonna.
Whole cloth with hand embroidery.
34" x 42"
Who could have imaged that the Jersey Boys (The Four Seasons) would have created a song about Idaho! This was my first Block-of-the-Month challenge. I was pleasantly surprised when I realized I could design the blocks to reflect my Idaho home (Where I long to gofrom the lyrics). I did take license to add an extra small block of purple squares. Look carefully to find a few Y-seams. I love this quilt and I love my new Idaho home
Machine piecied and long-arm quilted.
60" x 73"
“The Ditty” moved to Idaho. That’s how our kids describe us: “The Ditty” after the John Cougar Mellencamp song Little Ditty ‘bout Jack and Diane. I chose ribbons to connect the blocks because someday I may want to hang it horizontally. I think it should live by our front door.
Original design. Machine pieced and hand embroidered.
10" x 65"