Susan Schrott made me this gorgeous quilt as a birthday gift! It came as a total surprise, and I am overwhelmed by her generosity. Wow! The photo doesn’t do it justice.
Susan tells me that she made it using a photo transfer of a drawing she did, putting it onto fabric she painted and bordered with Swarovski crystals. She also made the yellow fabric about a year ago by leaving painted cotton fabric to dry in the sun after she scattered it with leaves. It’s free motion machine quilted with cotton and metallic threads. Susan has more information on how she made the quilt on her blog. You can read more about it here. :)
Laura Cater-Woods makes these fantastic “little books” that she sells on her website here, and she surprised me with one! It’s a soothing book that has an original cover and includes quotes, photos, and other stuff to inspire you. There are index tabs within the book so you can rearrange the items or add to them. Peaking out from under the book is the face of the hand-painted card Laura included with the book.
The very first quote I read was: “Self indulgence in the service of art: highly recommended. Feed your Muse!” Sounds like a plan to me!
I thank you both for your generosity.