Monday, December 19, 2011

Arizona Centennial Art Quilt - II

Queenie has been scurrying around making headway on the Arizona Centennial art quilt and taking a few snaps along the way to share with you.     
As you recall the gold boarder of the star and the Arizona fabric were in place and at the ready. 

Since last we met it has been all about hand appliqué…  Not only did the state of Arizona and gold boarder make their way onto the quilt but the interior of the star and the state’s motto – (ditat dues, God enriches) found their way on there too.

Referring back to Queenie’s original sketch…

I roughed out some saguaro cactus shaped patterns and...

Selected the perfect fabric for these most majestic of cacti.

Queenie carefully laid out the patterns so that the prickly spines would run in just the right direction...

Auditioned placement of each cactus on either side of the state in the blue of the horizon...

And in a flurry of weekend hand-work, one saguaro cactus stands tall and proud awaiting its companion to come.

That is where Queenie is on this Arizona art quilt adventure.  I will keep you abreast of progress as it comes along and Queenie remembers to take photos :o)

To see the previous installment of the Arizona art quilt adventure, click here.

Have a really great day

Always, Queenie Believe


Michele said...

excellen progress Queenie! it is so fun to watch this process. take good care; all the best. xo

suziqu's thread works said...

Piece by piece and patience is the key to a wonderful outcome here. You are bringing your art quilt together so well.
Have a wonderful Christmas with your husband and your gorgeous doggie family too!

Cindy Adkins said...

Oh WOW, this is turning out amazing, Queenie!! You should be so proud~this is such a major project--and it's gorgeous!!!

Jen said...

You made this quilt? It looks so amazing! I was thinking that you were going to start telling us a story about a craft show that you saw this beauty at. Wonderful job!

Bohemian said...

OMG Queenie this is FABULOUS, what amazing Talent you have with your various Art Forms! I've always adored Quilts and had amassed a small Collection, but mine are made by other Artists as I've never stepped out and attempted such a grand project... it would probably take me YEARS to finish one. *Winks* My Bags often take months. *LOL*

Thank you so much for visiting and Praying for my Brother's Healing, I have great News, he was released from Hospital in time for Christmas and is doing much better!!! That is certainly answer to Prayer... he has been battling a serious illness for many years now, so he has the mix of good days & bad, we rejoice at the good ones and hold him up in Prayer during the bad ones.

Merry Christmas from the Arizona Desert... Dawn... The Bohemian

patti said...

Looks amazing! Always knew you had talent out the wazoo! (am I allowed to use the word "wazoo" to royalty?)
Miss our days in the costume shop at BG.
I'll be in your neck of the woods after Christmas. My daughter lives in San Tan Valley.
Hope you have a lovely holiday!

Victoria said...

It's so much fun to watch the quilt's progression. I love the fabric you chose for the cactus!

Judee said...

That is such a great project! I will be following your progress.

Incipient Wings said...

This is amazing... What a beautiful job you've
Happy new year!

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