Friday, January 04, 2008

Kangaroo-Gazing

I usually think of myself as a utilitarian quilter. I make "normal" quilts and hope they get used on beds and for cuddles. The other day I ran across a pattern (for a wall hanging) and some fabrics I had completely forgotten that I had. I made the wall hanging and just love it! It makes me feel like an artist! The pattern is Frames by Maple Island Quilts, and the fabrics are all from Australia, designed by Aborigine people. I quilted it tonight (Friday) and hope to get it bound tomorrow (Saturday). Here's a photo of it as a flimsy (before quilting)... that's kangaroos in the center piece. I named this quilt Kangaroo-Gazing, because our quilt show theme is Star Gazing. I think it'll really jazz up my display at the quilt show, don't you?!

7 comments:

Norma said...

Oh, Carol, I love this one! You are defintely an art quilter!

Darcie said...

I don't think of you as just a "normal" quilter...but quite extraordinary! I think your quilts have tons of character...and my thoughts are justified with your recent finish. I love it! And yes...it will jazz up the place for certain!

Happy 2008!!!

Quilt Pixie said...

great wall hanging! that centre fabric looks like an interpretation of one of the aboringal dreamings (ways of telling the deep truths...) It'll really sparkle at the show I'm sure.

Elaine Adair said...

My goodness - very artsy! This is lovely and will be a nice addition to your Star Gazey-themed Quilt Show.

Quilting Journey said...

Lovely, Carol! I think you truly captured the spirit of the fabric and all who designed it! A wonderful addition to an already beautiful collection of quilts!

Sweet P said...

Wow! I love your wallhanging!

pattilou said...

So cool. I've got some African Prints that could be incorporated this way. You've really got talent, girl.