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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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