Chameleon detail from Fauna

30 Apr 2009
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This chameleon is a detail from a group quilt called Fauna made by Frances Alford, Kathy York, Vickie Hallmark, Julie John Upshaw and myself.

My panel was painted with Tsukineko Inks and free motion quilted.

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on 1 May 2009 5:09 PM

This is stunning. How big is it?

on 1 May 2009 5:13 PM

You know I don't have the quilt so I am not sure any more, I think my panel was 10" wide, so that is probably a 10" square.

Dee1006 wrote
on 1 May 2009 8:46 PM

This is amazing work. Well done!

quembel wrote
on 3 May 2009 9:03 AM


JJG2 wrote
on 3 May 2009 3:08 PM

The colors are georgeous.  The quilting adds a wonderful dimension. I also would love to see the whole quilt. Please post any other work you have done!    It is a joy to see.

on 3 May 2009 5:43 PM

JJG, if you click on the word Fauna in the description, it will open a page with a picture of the whole quilt.

candace20 wrote
on 4 May 2009 10:43 AM

Absolutely STUNNING!  How do you use those inks? 

Jody Johnson wrote
on 5 May 2009 12:35 PM

I love this quilt. It is one of my all-time favourites!

on 8 May 2009 1:15 PM

I love your work.  This is my absolute favorite!

moominmamma wrote
on 10 May 2009 11:16 AM

OMG you are such a talented artist, i love this, and everything you have done beautifull.

on 11 May 2009 3:23 PM

Oh my, oh my... this is the kind of art I aspire to!

spidermom wrote
on 13 May 2009 11:05 AM

Love the colors-detail and your free motion work

KalGal2 wrote
on 12 Jun 2009 5:31 PM

This quilt took my breath away! I want to say WOW!!!!!!!

jojo wrote
on 27 Jun 2009 7:48 AM

When I take your Color Theory will I be able to choose the perfect colors like you?  Beautiful!

on 27 Jun 2009 11:12 AM

Hi jojo,

Perfect is relative and we all have free will, so like a fortune teller, I can not make any guarantees, lol. But, what I can say is, after studiing color theory, you will have the tools to aid you in the decison making process when choosing color. You will also have the ability to mix colors with paint or dyes to have far more successful results. And thank you!

on 26 Jul 2009 3:21 PM

Beautiful!  The quilting makes it look like bumpy frog skin and is so realistic.  I have never touched a frog, so I am not sure of what it feels like, but I can imagine.  Wonderful texture.

on 19 May 2010 1:49 PM

Wow amazing - beautiful work.  Would love to see the full quilt with the work of the other artists as well as the size and dimension of the whole work!

on 19 May 2010 2:10 PM

Hi Morag,

Thanks! You can see a photo of the full quilt here


on 19 Jun 2010 5:38 AM

I love the way the quilting pops ou the details. The intricate painting gives me ideas of how to better shade the beading that I do on my art quilts in using big vs small beads...thanks! I had seen your work in Quilting Arts, so I was delighted to get the link below to your blog.

on 24 Jun 2010 10:35 AM

Very effective use of thread. Well done!

on 4 Aug 2010 9:39 PM

I absolutely LOVE this quilt, I was just admiring it my old issue of Quilting Arts Magazine this morning. Gorgeous!   

Jeannie EVH wrote
on 10 Jun 2011 3:06 PM

Love how the chameleon hides in the piece.

on 25 Oct 2014 3:10 AM