I am so excited that Zoo Inspirations: Fencework is named a finalist in A World of Beauty at the Houston International Quilt Festival October 31 - November 4, 2012. Since we are not supposed to post a photo of accepted entries, I am posting a photo of the one that didn't make it in.
Zoo Inspirations: First Impressions
I love this little quilt, 12x26, but it was too big for the miniature category and most likely too small to compete anywhere else. It reflected a sunny day, frantic effort on my part to capture 275 photos in two hours, the floral displays, the fantasy, the care and nurturing, and was based largely on a sign I saw at the Zoo which read: "Be Kind to Animals and Bamboo, Too!" Designs were taken from my own photos. I used negative-image stamps and procion dyes on pfd cotton with pigment ink applied directly to the dyed fabric. I love the contrast between the somewhat chaotic background, pieced using two different patterned fabrics, and the calmer, pastoral feeling of the inked images.