Catherine Redford

"A zebra in Central Park?"

 Doctors in training are often told "when you hear hoofbeats in Central Park you should look for a horse not a zebra" but I would like to think that sometimes it is a zebra that's running wild in the park… 

If you were to meet me maybe you would think "horse" but I hope that pretty soon you would realize that appearances are deceptive and there is a wild zebra inside that staid grey haired exterior… and a fuschia pink one at that!

 After drawing a zebra head I chose to get up close and personal with just a small portion of its face. Using fabrics I dyed myself I fused the light pieces to the dark background, added shadows of navy blue tulle and then quilted a free hand design of fern like feathers to add further dimension and texture. The quilt is finished with a single fold binding.

 It was a lot of fun working through my initials thoughts on the theme and putting them down as a finished art work.  I hope you like it!

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Helen Gregory

About Helen Gregory

Helen Gregory is the managing editor for Quilting Arts Magazine and Cloth Paper Scissors. She has been quilting for years; however, her very first quilt, a hand-pieced Grandmother's Flower Garden design, is still not finished! Since joining the QA/CPS team, Helen's stash has grown to include many mixed-media items. Basically, Helen has crossed over and sees artful possibilities in, well, everything. Having worked for years in the quilting industry, both as an editor and in marketing, she is absolutely thrilled to be part of the QA team. Like everyone on the QA/CPS staff, she wears many hats, and was recently mistaken for Pokey's personal assistant during the taping of QA TV Season 4.

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  1. This is beautiful. I get so inspired by looking to see what other artists are doing. I didn’t recognize the Zebra face at first glance, but it really pops right out at you, once you know it’s there. Wonderful!