Saturday, October 10, 2009

Park City Girl Online Quilt Festival


If you want to find some new and interesting quilting blogs check this out Park City Girl. I participated in this in the spring and just saw this fall posting. I thought for fun I would feature this little quilt I made a couple of years ago. It is called 'One Too Many'. I must admit that I do enjoy an occasional martini and I can manage to drink 2 but 3 is just one too many!

This piece is mounted on a painted 12 x 12 inch canvas. The quilt measures about 10 x 10. The background fabric was made from scraps ironed onto fusible web. I then stamped on the copper colored martini glasses. The 'silver swirls' were cut from Halloween fabric I found on the clearance table. Next I covered the whole piece with a shear organza and stamped on the gold martini glasses and painted on the words. I then quilted the piece and added the olives which are made of hand couched thread and then beaded. I also added more embellishments just for fun.

21 comments:

Zonnah said...

It is stunning!

MARIKA said...

Your jobs are very nice and your chintz are very nice too.

imquilternity said...

Ohhhh...I love your quilt! How creative and what fun you must have had while making this. How many Martinis did it take? :) I love Martinis too, and you are definitely right...three IS one too many! :))

Textile Art Showcase said...

A great piece of work - full of energy and a great array of colour!!

Dolores said...

What a fun little quilt.

Terri Stegmiller said...

Very fun piece, and I'll say that I've never tried a martini, but I think even one would be one too many for me.

Jan said...

Very unique. Just fabulous

Paula said...

Wow.... great quilt and I love your blog.

Diane J. Evans said...

Judy -- What a fun piece this is! I'd love to know how you attached it to the canvas -- can you share the technique, when you get a chance? And thank you for the lovely comment on my blog -- I truly appreciate it!

Diane

Robin said...

It is beautiful! Your hard work and creativity definitely paid off in this one. I especially love how you did the olives. :)

Nina-Marie said...

I love this art quilt - it has so much going on - you can look at it and look at it!

Judy Alexander said...

Thanks for all of your feedback and compliments. It means so my much to me. Diane asked how I attached this to the canvas. For small pieces you can paint a thin coat of gel medium onto the part of the canvas where the quilt will go. Lightly press the quilt into place and lay the piece face down on a hard surface. Place a heavy book on the back of the canvas so the quilt and canvas will have good contact until it dries.

Carol said...

Love your martini quilt! 3 is too many but sometimes 2 are not enough!!!

Carol

Marie said...

What a creative quilt. I just love it. No one in Mexico is doing anything this creative I have to learn.

Robbie Payne said...

How very cool!! I'm a margarita gal myself...I just finished the weekend workshop with Ilze Aviks (which was wonderful!!!) but we only had wine at night! Again, a great piece you did! I'm off to the Park City Girl site! Thanks!

Deborah said...

creative and fun!

Dotti said...

This is so funky! I take mine over ice in a rocks glass with two olives and a short red straw. A few goldfish on the side doesn't hurt!

Thanks for visiting my Quilt Festival entry. Yes, Judy, it is hand appliqued using the freezer paper/starch method. I just love handwork!

Julie Bagamary said...

Very nice and colorful.

Rene' said...

What a cool art quilt. Just stunning. Thanks for sharing.

Michelle said...

This is so fabulous. I love how you did the letters. I have never had a martini but I can feel how one too many would be.

sewpam63 said...

Such a fun and interesting little quilt. VERY creative! : ) Thanks for sharing.