Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Gentle Breeze, Art Quilt and a Book Giveaway

Gentle Breeze, Art Quilt, 19" x 22"

"Gentle Breeze" is my version of "Autumn Breeze," by Louise Pappas published in "Pretty Little Mini Quilts," published by Lark Books.

Except for the shadows beneath the leaves at the bottom of the tree, this quilt is made from my hand painted fabrics. The design of this tree was inspired by the banyan tree.

Louise's "Autumn Breeze" project can be found on Pages 54-56 of "Pretty Little Mini Quilts."

Third and Final BOOK GIVEAWAY

If you want a chance to win this book, which includes Louise's project, leave a comment to this post and you will be entered in my drawing.

Tomorrow I'll post my interview with Louise, including a peek into her studio and photos of some of her latest designs. You will also have one more chance to enter my drawing. One winner will be randomly selected and announced on Friday. It could be you.

Thanks for stopping by. Tell a friend . . .

What would your version of Louise's "Autumn Breeze" look like? What are you working on? Do you dye or paint your own fabrics?

Previous Book Giveaways and Interviews:

Janet Cooper Designs
My version of Janet's project:
The Words of the Past

Malka Dubrawsky
My version of Malka's project:

Enjoying the gentle breeze of summer,


Judy Ellsworth said...

These are both perfectly charming "Breezes" and I won't miss tomorrow's interview. Thank you!

Judylynn said...

Please enter me in this giveaway.


Brigitte (SE. Louisiana) said...

I am loving the colors in your art quilt. Very pretty.

Martha Lever said...

Hi Fannie! I love your quilt and I am looking forward to the interview.

Duff said...

I like all of your reinventions!
My version would include a bird, but I would definitely keep the small stripe-y border; there's something about that I am drawn to.
I am working on a pillow cover using something that would best be described as shag-minky. Soft and long.
I do not dye or paint my own fabrics. yet. I am currently looking and thinking, researching! (Shibori is topping the list at present)
I am enrolled in a 1-day class to learn about embellishing mini quilts with various mediums, but that's not until August. I'm really looking forward to it!

Sherry said...

Love how you decided to finish the quilting.

elle said...

They are a breeze, well, at least they look simple enough. But simple is sometimes perfect. ;) I'll be back for the interview.

elle said...

...pause... way too quick. I went back for another look. Smashing is what they are. Mine would be a combo of the two. Luv your tree but luv the falling leaves as they sift downward. But I think not autumn colours but springy so those leaves aren't falling but lifting, swirling, caressing.

Scrappy Cat said...

I love your version of the quilt - it's beautiful!

I've been mainly painting on paper lately.

WoolenSails said...

Love your version and the dyed fabrics.
I found some nice white kona cotton, so I think I will get nicer results with that.


Goldilox said...

Love your tree leaves color. I don't paint or dye my own fabric but maybe one day...I saw a really cool idea for stenciling with mod podge and I was thinking of a tree with lots of green leaves and apples. I would have to have a little birdie somewhere (since i always want to fly away) and a swing from one of the branches. your post really made me think about this project!

TextileTraveler said...

I love the fabrics on your quilt, Fannie! I'll check back for the interview and cross my fingers hoping to win the book!

Stephanie Pettengell said...

I have this on my wish list and after seeing this post there are two quilts I would like to make.

Fannie said...

Thanks for sharing your thoughts! Good Luck to all of you, and thanks so much for playing.

susan said...

The version of the quilt is lovely.. well they all are great. You are very talented.

Fulvia said...

What a sweet, lovely image! I paint and I dye my own fabric; thanks for considering me.

Willa said...

What fun!
Yes, please include me.
Enjoyed your work in this visit.