Oh Deer, Look What’s Become of Me!

It is officially done, yay!, except for the label which I am sewing on tomorrow. Then it gets sent off to Kaufman Fabrics to be in a traveling special exhibit using their Kona Solid Fabric line. When I find out the schedule of venues I will post it.

32 Responses to “Oh Deer, Look What’s Become of Me!”

  1. luanne says:

    it’s spectacular, judy! so beautiful. thanks for sharing your creative journey with us, it was very informative and inspiring, from your clever initial inspiration to its corded-edge finale.

    now i hope you can kick back, relax a bit & enjoy the holiday season!

  2. Kristin L says:

    Pretty wonderful. Thanks for bringing us along on your process.

  3. Justine says:

    Beautiful, would love to see it in person. What were the final dimensions so I can get a sense of the scale? Justine

  4. zquilts says:

    No one else manages to do this as well as you do! Fabulous! Congratulations!

  5. Justine, It is 54″ x 42″

  6. Vicki W says:

    Absolutely beautiful and it was fantastic to see it develop. Thank you for sharing the details!

  7. Thanks everyone! It’s a little scary putting art in progress out there publicly, I am always afraid to show things until I am done or pretty far a long. I don’t know if it is silly superstition that if I show everyone what I am doing I will surely screw it up or what, so it was an interesting experiment.

    It was really nice to hear feedback from everyone along the way, it helped keep me motivated to get finished on time. I was pretty scared I wouldn’t make it in the beginning.

    Marie, you are too funny, there are certainly plenty of people who technically make quilts better than I do, but they just may not have my particular visual perspective, lol.

  8. That is an amazing quilt. I have thoroughly enjoyed being part of your journey as you created another masterpiece.

  9. Erilyn says:

    Judy, the finished quilt is so amazing. Thank you for sharing the journey with us all – I’m sure that so of us will be wanting to try something similar, but in a much smaller scale. Congratulations on a lovely piece.

  10. The finished quilt is amazing. I also find it incredible how you can work at such a pace while home schooling. Your dedication and focus are inspirational. It was enlightening to see an artist work through a project from start to finish.

  11. Kuky says:

    I am always blown away with what you make. It’s beautiful.

  12. Diane D. says:

    I’ve really looked forward to seeing your updates as you’ve made this quilt – it’s wonderful!

  13. Quilt Rat says:

    Not only this beautiful piece, but also the way you chose to let us watch the progress…I almost felt as if I was visiting your studio daily to watch it unfold.
    Thank You

  14. You finished, and on time! Congrats. 😀

  15. pam in sw florida says:

    what this fabulous piece have to say about Kona Solids? the formerly and dully white fabric base?

  16. Loreen Leedy says:

    An incredible artistic journey… many thanks!

  17. Laura says:

    It is so beautiful! Thank you so much for taking the time to document this process and sharing it with us! I have really enjoyed seeing how you process through the steps and gives me hope that I could do something similar. I would also love to take a class from you on this type of techniques.
    Laura T in WA

  18. Cher says:

    Judy, your quilt is fantastic. I have looked forward to your updates to see the progress. Thanks for showing us along the way. I love how you quilted the grass, it’s very effective. What batting did you use?

    Cher in BC

  19. I have loved watching this process. The quilt is amazing.

  20. I have really enjoyed watching as you have gone from one step to the next, thanks for sharing. It is a gorgeous quilt.

  21. jojo says:

    Bravo! Bravo!

    You ROCK in my world!

  22. jojo says:

    AND it’s so freaking FLAT! Wow!

  23. Marina Louw says:

    Judy it is marvelous, would love to see it in person, I am sure it is even more beautiful than what I can see in the pictures.

  24. Cher, I always use Hobbs Heirloom wool. It has a nice loft to accentuate the quilting, it is also very lightweight and does not pull on you while you are quilting and lastly it squishes up a lot so you can maneuver it under the arm much easier than bulky cotton.

  25. Carol Sloan says:

    I love this judy! Absolutely wonderful. I’d love to see it in person.

  26. Natalya says:

    PS thanks for the “blow by blow”! It was really neat to follow!

  27. Anonymous says:

    this quilt is beautiful. the colors are amazing.

  28. Glorious! And thanks for sharing it each step of the way!

  29. Absolutely gorgeous quilt that’s made me think I should paint more of my own. I’ve always thought of it as copping out since I can paint well but my piecing skills are quite ho hum, but after seeing this I’ve decided that even if it’s easier for me the results can be so amazing when you add the quilting that it’s well worth it and still very much a textile piece.

    Would love to know what paints you use and how you close up the slits on the back of the small deer?

  30. thanks Neroli,

    You need to use the technique that will express your idea to its fullest and use methods that you enjoy. Isn’t so much of it about the process?

    I have a variety of brands of “textile” paints that I use and mix together as needed. Regular acrylics will make the fabric stiff and plasticy, textile paints are formulated to keep the fabric soft and pliable. Most art stores will carry Jacquard and/or Pebeo Setacolor brand textile paints.

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