14,729 - Squeaky Squirrel ($10.00)

14,729 - Squeaky Squirrel ($10.00)

Sandra Butters
Indianapolis, IN USA

Width: 11.75" Length: 8.75"

Materials/Techniques: Created from the main part of a cloth hankie, three butterflies that were printed on a heavy canvas type material and felt. I used part of an old cotton blanket as the batting. I hand embroidered around the letter S and around the squirrel plus his eye and whiskers. I used machine raw edge appliqué for the butterflies and machine quilted around the motif of the hankie. I added a little extra batting under the main pieces to make them stand out more. I used paint pens on the letters of the word.

Artist Statement: This was a vintage hankie. Since cloth hankies are a thing of the past I decided to save this one as art. I am inspired by all the things in my gardens, those I can see and those I can't. Have you ever noticed how much they imitate us or we them? Maybe one of these elements is the key to a cure.
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This quilt has Fast Finish Triangles.

This quilt earned $10.00 for the AAQI.