|"REJOICE for RACHEL!"|
REJOICE! That's what I feel everytime I see this lovely young lady, RACHEL. I rejoice! So this art quilt is dedicated to her! (And it is her birthday gift too!) This young lady was part of a girls basketball team that won their school's first-ever Class C basketball championship several years ago - their highschool has only 32 kids in it! She now plays college basketball at MSU-Bozeman, MT. (GO BOBCATS!) Charming, warm-hearted, strong, faithful, and FULL of vibrancy our Rachel is... beautiful, athletic, and a good friend to others; she's a hard worker, (see how she can help her Uncle John vaccinate cows!)
|That vaccinating gun is "hot!"|
It's a fairly small quilt; approximately 8x10" is painted on a muslin base using tissue paper, and acrylic paints.
Free motion couching adds dimension and texture in a very free-wheeling way! Lovely fabric flowers are fused on. Heavy bobbin play in pink for added visual interest. By now you know there is lots on this blog about Bobbin Play, couching, metallic threads!
I loved this sweet little birdie posed on a "wire" or branch of decorative stitches! This quilt is finished with a very "free" bound edge... the fabric is simply folded over, and stitched somewhat randomly! FUN FUN FUN!
|Detail of Bird and Decorative stitches in "RACHEL"|
OH... AH... how I really ENJOYED doing it! Couching... bobbin play... no 'perfect' plan... just being... FREE! Much like Rachel!
|I love her freckles and pearls... right at home on the ranch!|
|Detail of Free Motion Couching onto the Fabric Flowers --- HOW FUN IS THAT!|
Thank you Lord, for Rachel! Bless her as she continues to grow, learn and be your LIGHT! Amen!