Pokey and Qulting Arts Staff,
I am almost ashamed to have uploaded three quilt tops, but I am a desperate woman! My husband and I travel full time in a 36' motorhome and almost half of the storage space is used for my quilting addiction. I have been sleeping with these three pieces (and many more UFO's) which have been lurking in the storage space under my bed for the last three years.. It seems as if all the wonderful fabrics, tools, techniques and all things quilting just keep calling to me and before I know it, I am off on another adventure without completing the project that I am working on!
I have a wonderful quilting friend, Joanne Baeth, who does the most beautiful,realistic, nature inspired quilts, a number of which feature birds. I just love her style and covet her quilts, so I decided to do my own bird quilt. Needless to say, I cannot do quilts in Joannes' style, mine seem to take on a life of their own becoming more playful and bold. I love the colors in this quilt and even like the graphic checkerboard. The heron is at a good starting point but needs to have the definition and fluff added to him, along with creating a somewhat realistic marsh/water background for him. He is standing in water (brown batik) which has fish like forms (trapuntoed) swimming by his legs. There is so much left to do and I don't know where to start.
Please help me to finish some of these projects and use the found space for more fabric, tools, books and all things quilt related!