Summer Country Fair Still Life

I always thought going to the fair was such fun. I wanted to see the largest tomato, fanciful poultry, long-eared rabbits, gigantic pigs, quilts that took hours of planning and stitching, the best flower specimens, and table settings ready for the perfect tea party.

This year’s summer card design is a still life expressing my joy at the fair.

©conniemooredesigns
©conniemooredesigns

A Quilt as Design

Greeting card with quilt on front

Modern Quilt Blank Card

©connie-moore.com

Fabric shapes, sewn together
Does makes a quilt.
Shapes in a straight line
And some are at a tilt.

Perhaps the most fun of all
The hunt for cute fabric.
Yards are, for the stash
So fantastic!

Although quilts, are often used
To keep you cozy warm,
A quilt is, without a doubt
A stunning art form.
–Connie Moore

Artwork is a digital photo collage of hand painted paper. Materials used: Liquitex, Heavy Body acrylic on Canson XL watercolor paper. Illustration created in Adobe Illustrator.

Best wishes,
Connie

Blue and White Tea Quilt

Quilt throw

Machine quilted cotton

I have made a few quilts over the years and I thought I would share some. This Blue and White Tea quilt my sister and I made for a family member. This person likes tea, blue and white china and a splash of bright color here-and-there. At the fabric store we picked out all the blues that would go with a tea cup and pot fabric.

This quilt is constructed of squares and occasional four triangles making up a square. To give it a slightly formal touch we made the edging and binding out of a simple stripe.