Wednesday, January 4, 2012

Mermaid art quilt

2012 quilt exhibit
  Conner Museum at Texas A&M Univ. Kingsville
  Jan. 9th to Feb 29th
Reception will be held Jan. 19th.

Every year my friend Brenda and all the Conner staff do a wonderful job
of putting this exhibit together. 
The majority of quilts shown are
traditional bed quilts by a talented local quilt group
The Saturday Quilters.
There are a few art quilts, which mine will be one.

24 inches by 21 inches

The appeal of the mermaid; by and large, an unsavory lot.
There are many different legends about mermaids
throughout the world
as we all seem to be captivated by them.

This art quilt is made partly from my hand dyed fabric,
which some is soy wax batik...
 and partly from purchased fabric.
 I hand painted the mermaids face and torso
 using watercolor pencils and acrylic paint.
I used raw edge appliqué, beading (on her tail),
 and hand embroidery for this art quilt.
I finished it off with free motion quilting
using variegated thread.
My friend Karen suggested I do a mermaid quilt and
I really had fun doing this one.

Savor the Day!


Kris said...

Absolutely gorgeous!!!!

Bea said...

I do love them and yours is beautiful. The fabrics and colors are wonderful. :)Bea

Barbara said...

So unique, Yvonne! Love the effect of the hand-painting. Her face gives me a "love her, but am sort of afraid of her" feeling. Mermaids are interesting!
I must have been away and missed a post, am wondering about your opening photo. What is it?

Healing Woman said...

Love your quilt Yvonne. Isn't it interesting that people who love to create faces will find so many different avenues for that love? Faces and quilts seem to go hand in hand and I do love the colors and background stitch-looks like a fleur di Les. Beautiful.

kimmie said...

I love your mermaid Yvonne ... She has a very strong face ... Quite unlike a fairy tale character ... More realistic I am sure :)

Mary Helen-Art Saves Lives said...

Swimmingly beautiful mermaid! Peace, Mary Helen Fernandez Stewart

*jean* said...

she is very very cool...i would like to see her in person! and so awesome that you will have it in a show! bravo!