Midge Meditation

29 Aug 2009
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This is my entry for my 12 x 12 group.  Our word for this round was "Frog."  I started with hand dyed fabrics (thanks for your instructions Melly!) and then used Maria Elkins' Easy Portrait method to make the frog.

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lin-e-bee wrote
on 29 Aug 2009 2:16 PM

This is a wow piece - welll done, he is just gorgeous - love the colour and your handsome frog.

Bronwyn9 wrote
on 29 Aug 2009 2:56 PM

The look on your frogs face is priceless, you've done a fantastic piece of work- well done

riverart wrote
on 29 Aug 2009 5:03 PM

Beautiful!  Did you take a class or read a book for Maria Elkins method?

on 29 Aug 2009 5:06 PM

Thanks for all your nice comments.  

No book or class, I just watched Maria and Pokey on Quilting Arts TV and then followed the directions they have on the website:  http://quiltingartstv.com/projects/400/406/406-2.htm

on 30 Aug 2009 7:29 AM

He's wonderful. :)

TheNeedler wrote
on 30 Aug 2009 8:19 AM

Great piece!  Thanks for giving the series number for the Maria and Pokey show.  It makes it much easier to find.   My grandaughter would love this frog!  Keep up the good work....Jim D   

Quilnan wrote
on 3 Sep 2009 1:53 PM

Love this...your fabrics are perfect!

Maria Elkins wrote
on 15 Sep 2009 11:28 AM

I love the frog you did using my method. My daughter loved frogs for years. I'm going to have to show her your quilt :)

I've only done portraits of people, so it's nice to see one done of an animal. People always ask me if it can be done, and I always assumed it could; I just had not done it myself yet. I always think portraits done if hand-dyed fabrics are wonderful, as you have shown.

MellyT wrote
on 9 Nov 2009 4:21 AM

Really awesome work Lisa. Don't know how I helped but glad I did, the piece is solid.