Parma, ID USA
Width: 11" Length: 8.5"
Ron Leishman, clipartof.com or toonaday.com, used with written permission.
Materials/Techniques: The fabric is all cotton with a thin polyester batting. Sharpie and Bic permanent felt tip markers, an eyedropper, and good ol' rubbing alcohol were used.
Artist Statement: I was graciously given permission to incorporate this little fellow into a quilt for the September QAMC, entitled Zoo Animals, done in warm colors and hand dyed fabric. Such fun he was to do. First of all I hand stitched the black outline, and all the patches. Then, I put the fabric on a wax paper covered cardboard surface. After that, for the hand dyeing, I used my permanent markers and doodled designs around the outside of my little fellow. On each patch I dabbed a little bit of color. Now the fun part began, and not knowing just what would happen, I held my breath and went for it. This is when you use an eyedropper and alcohol to begin the blending of the colors process. When satisfied with what it looked like I lay it on another cardboard surface covered with paper towels to let dry. Then you lay it on an absorbent surface, cover with a cotton fabric, and heat set it with your iron on the highest setting. After that, build your quilt, and I did a little free motion machine stitching around him. What do you think he is concerned about? Not sewing in that thread tail behind him???
Dedication: In memory of my mom, who got to the point where everything in her closet needed to be worn at the same time. For some reason, this little fellow reminded me of her. She was so cute and funny at times. To those who care for the ones afflicted with this disease: Always remember the funny parts of this disease and they will help you get through the toughest times.
This quilt has Fast Finish Triangles.
This quilt earned $45 for the AAQI.