Tuesday, March 12, 2019

Card quilt finished and video

     Finally, I was able to quilt the card quilt and I did it on the Singer 301 as I thought it was too small for the longarm. I had some issues with the binding because I had a bad head cold and sewed it on backwards at first. I had to rip it all and do it all over again as I had no spare pieces to cut a new one. As a result, it is not as crisp and nice as I would like. 
     This quilt was from a card my grandson made me when I was in the hospital recovering from the heart attack last February and the fabric is mostly from Vicki that she sent me as a get well gift not knowing the colors my grandson drew the quilt. They matched. I decided to make the quilt. I did not quilt in the stars because I wanted to keep the hand drawn look. I used variegated rainbow thread as it seemed to replicate the crayon drawing better.

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    I was asked to participate in a pilot of a new series for our local PBS station on spotlighting the arts by my painting teacher. I was was one of four artists interviewed. The link to the clip is not quite all edited yet for TV, but you get to see me talk about quilts and art. I am at the 12:20 mark. They condensed 45 minutes of interview into 2 minutes. Hard to watch yourself talk.

13 comments:

The Joyful Quilter said...

Congrats! on completing your Card Quilt. Off to see you in your starring role...

:o))

Exuberantcolor/Wanda S Hanson said...

Your little quilt is such a special piece. And it was great to hear you talk "in person". We all know each other as a blog writer and rarely do we get to hear each other live.

Kevin the Quilter said...

I love how you have transposed your grandson's work during a difficult time in your life into this beautiful work of art. I feel like I know you so much better having viewed your interview! You truly are an artist through and through!

Debbie said...

Excellent finish! Loved the interview. So many talented people in one venue to see. I loved hearing and seeing you.

Gene Black said...

I love using those hand dyed fabrics. They add a painterly dimension to quilts. Great interview.

Joyce Carter said...

Great interview Linda! I really enjoyed watching the whole video.
I am new to your blog and have been looking at some of the older post. I have a question for you--Does being an artist help you design and make art quilts? If so, I would love to see some that you have made. I think art quilts are really awesome.

Pat McDonald said...

I Love the interview, we are so lucky to have you in our Quilt Guild. You are an inspiration to us all.

Quiltdivajulie said...

How amazingly wonderful to have been included in this project! Happy to hear your voice and watch you speak -- our blogs are wonderful ways to communicate but viewing that visual adds another dimension entirely. Hooray for you!!!

Cheryl's Teapots2Quilting said...

Nice finish. I'm sure your grandson will love seeing his art turned into a quilt. Nice interview you gave.

Alycia Quiltygirl.com said...

Oh I love it!! and sewing with a head cold really does create problems.... my seam ripper I and become better friends those days... Heal up!! LOVE your finish!!

Vicki W said...

So wonderful to have an opportunity to see and hear you. Great interview!

A Left-Handed Quilter said...

I'm SO late to this party! LOVE your card quilt - and it was fun to watch your interview - to see you and listen to you talk about your art and quilts. Thanks for sharing - ;))

Mystic Quilter said...

So happy that the card quilt is all done - it's beautiful Linda. Apologies for lateness of comment it's been a horror filled time here and haven't had the heart to read blogs. I hope to post tomorrow.