Cow On A Pedestal, Art Piece # 126

Cow On A Pedestal, AP 126

Cow On A Pedestal, Art Piece # 126 is the last in a series of fiber art quilts. All of them were created while I attended a class taught by Sue Benner. Using Sue’s fabric fusing method I made

The last specimen is this one

Cow On A Pedestal, AP 126
Cow On A Pedestal, Art Piece # 126

The name, chosen by a friend of mine, is as unusual as the composition. Assembled from groupings of leftover fabrics, this item contains very few elements. The majority of the building blocks came from Fusion I. Rather than adding them to my parts department I decided to make the grouping the focus of my final fabric fusing project. The irregularly shaped specimens were adhered to a really fun dotted black cotton. The large black dots as well as the tiny grey ones accentuate the print present on the cream pedestal. The cow, resting precariously atop the pedestal, has its own unique coloring; one quite unlike any other in the world. Most notable are the wisps of cheese cloth.

This small but interesting art quilt has a sandwich of batting and cotton fabric. To connect the three layers together I added straight lines of machine quilting to the cow and pedestal. To accentuate the large black dots I echoed around each one in a circular pattern.

In February of 2020 I took this fiber art piece along with several others to a retreat I was attending with a number of my friends. Part of the nearly week long adventure is sharing our accomplishments. Much to my surprise one of my roommates asked if she could purchase it. I was thrilled beyond measure to have the honor. Cow On A Pedestal is currently on display in the home of my friend Linda.

This is by no means my last entry in this journal. It is however the last installment in my Sue Benner adventures. Sharing with you this amazing experience has been truly a pleasure. The five days that I spent getting to know and learning from Sue were some of the most enjoyable I have ever experienced. Sue is such a wonderful person and teacher. If you ever have the chance to attend one of her classes I highly recommend jumping at the opportunity. You will not be disappointed!

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Best wishes for a wonderful day!

Dancing Tootsies II, Art Piece # 125

Dancind Tootsies II, Art Piece # 125

Dancing Tootsies is the name I gave to art piece # 124 created during a class taught by Sue Benner. The assignment was to turn an image or drawing into a fused fiber art piece. My subject was a photo of a print containing three abstract flowers. Dancing Tootsies and Dancing Tootsies II resulted from my experiment. Dancing Tootsies II measures 12 3/4” x 12 3/4”. She contains the customary quilt sandwich of top, batting and backing. I used white thread to machine quilt all but the solid black and the black and white print. My lines of quilting follow the shapes of the various components.

I am thrilled to have both of the specimens as members of my portfolio. Pictured below are photos of both. Slide the arrows one way or another to view their details.

Dancing Tootsies, AP 124Dancind Tootsies II, Art Piece # 125
Dancing Tootsies, Art Piece # 124 and Dancing Tootsies II, Art Piece # 125

thank you!

Before closing let me thank you for showing an interest in my activities. I am grateful for your participation and look forward to your comments.

Best wishes for a wonderful day!