All In A Day's Work

29 Apr 2010
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My very first Art Quilt. The inspiration, my neighbor's horse Sleepy.  That morning he was moving cows fixing fence and taking photo's all before lunch.

 I wanted to stay true to the horse but have some fun with the background colors to brighten things up.

 It measures 33 x 19 inches. The quilt was hand and machine stitched, appliqued, thread painted, and a  great deal of raw edge fabric collage as well. I added a three demensional touch by braiding hemp for the reins and letting them extend from the quilt as well as the lead rope also hung loosely. The bit I formed with stiff wire for realism. Finally I layered with batting added the back and quilted all the layers. I wanted a seamless look so I did a pillowcase back and then added a hanging sleeve. This site and the magazine have been such an inspiration, I can hardly wait to start another one.

 I am happy to say this quilt has a home, I donated it for the booster auction and it raised over 600 dollars last night. I am thrilled!

                                                                Thank you again Gina Habbestad


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Lindy101 wrote
on 29 Apr 2010 6:52 PM

The QA website and magazine have done the same for me!  It is drawing out talent and beauty I didn't know I was capable of!  So glad you had fun and raised such funds for a cause with such a thing of beauty!  Keep playing!

Anne lundy wrote
on 29 Apr 2010 10:54 PM

Gina ...you did an amazing job  for a first art quilt !!  BRAVO !

on 29 Apr 2010 11:22 PM

Thank you, I tell you I love QA I never would have learned or tried any of this in my life. I feel like I had restraints while making this, because I went by the photo. I can't wait to let loose and really express myself. No Boundries! Thats where i'm heading.lol. Gina

Peggy Szasz wrote
on 1 May 2010 4:33 AM

Congratulations on your very first art quilt. I think you nailed it!!!  And I love the hemp reins....very creative.  Thanks for sharing.  Peggy