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