Friday, September 18, 2009

what I've been working on lately

Here are two work in progress photos for my "Summer" quilt. Still have to finish the binding, attach the facial features and give the bird some legs.

It's my cat, Olive. What's summery about it? The sun. Olive is an indoor cat, but if she were outside on a summer's day, I can imagine her murmuring to the birds, just like she does when she's inside.

She's a rather large cat, very fluffy, so I wanted her to take up most of the quilt. She's really quite beautiful and special, but very shy, so I've enjoyed making this quilt to honor her.

Another thing I've been doing is decorating the ballot box for the clothing, doll, etc. exhibit at the Flying Geese Quilt Show in November. I'm in charge of this special little exhibit, and I'm excited that we got a lot of submissions. Plenty of variety. Craft is cool!

I've had this fuzzy fabric forever and thought I'd make a funky ballot box with it. Now my fingers are covered with dried glue and pink fuzz. Oh well, it was worth it.


Jamie Fingal said...

Your new blog format looks great! Love your cat art quilt, and of course, this funky furry box. You are so clever.

Cindy Cooksey said...

Thanks! You should see my carpet. It's covered with pink funky fur.

The blog format is still a work in progress. At least I'm in the new blog system, so it will be easier to update. I want to make a new header, recover the ringsurf links, etc.