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Art Swap – Mosaic Improv #2

I just completed an art swap with a longtime friend of mine, Dan Gremminger. He admired an earlier version I made of this quilt design, and I been enjoying his Pop Portraits pixelated art series. We’ve mentioned it a few times over the years, but finally agreed at our last reunion (University of Texas Longhorn Alumni Band! Hook Em Horns!) to do an art swap.  This is my completed quilt for him with a few detail photos of the echo quilting below.

I was delighted to use this fabric for the back – I’ve been looking for the perfect project to use it! 

In return, Danny painted this wonderful portrait of our beloved family dog, Sparky, whom we lost earlier in the year after 16 years. I wrote about him here. It is our new family treasure and heirloom.

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Flags

I made this giant top about two years ago. The colored blocks are made from the leftover squares I’d cut to create a pixel quilt (from a photo of my daughter, Adrienne, dancing on the beach at sunset – below). The small blocks are variations on 9-patch and look like little flags to me. My sister in law loved it and I promised to finish it for her and my brother. A year later I am still finishing it…

I love how this turned out and will be glad that it will have a good home soon!

 

Dancer

Dancer

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Update: Flags finally gifted to the Woodruffs July 2017!

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