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Perhaps Moses…Finished

What began as a class lesson on perspective has finished as Moses and Pharaoh’s Daughter.  Most of us are familiar with the biblical story of Moses’ birth from Exodus Chapter 2: 1-10.

Had I known that the background was to become the setting for Moses, I would’ve chosen shades and tints of alabaster to create it (seems more Egyptian to me).  But I had no end result in mind, and the background sat around for longer than I care to admit.

No matter that the details are not accurate.  I’m an artist, right?  I can take certain liberties.  What’s important is that when one looks at this quilt, one can see the story.

So here it is:

Moses and Pharaoh's Daughter

A few close-ups:

Moses and Pharaoh's Daughter

Moses and Pharaoh's Daughter

Moses and Pharaoh's Daughter

Moses and Pharaoh's Daughter

Moses and Pharaoh's Daughter

Before and after:

For Part 1, click here.

For Part 2, click here.

For Part 3, click here.

For Part 4, click here.

For Part 5, click here.

Perhaps Moses – Part 5

It has been a long time since I worked on this wall hanging.   Some of you will recognize this.  Some of you probably thought that I ditched the thing!

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It depicts Pharoah’s daughter and baby Moses, inspired by the Biblical account in Exodus Chapter 2.

I am thread painting the applique.  In other words, I’ve lowered the feed dogs on my sewing machine and I am adding detail with thread.

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Moses

For Part 1, click here.

For Part 2, click here.

For Part 3, click here.

For Part 4, click here.

Perhaps Moses – Part 4

More applique added to the scene:

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Nothing is fused or sewn down yet, but the figures are basically where I want them to be.  I’m not sure if I’m going to stop adding applique or not.  I’d like to keep the focus on Pharaoh’s daughter and not distract from her.

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I decided to try a little painting with Shiva paintstiks.  I need a lot of practice, but these are fun to play with!

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There will be thread painting, but I need to do some shopping first.  I’ll have to go to the big city, a two hour drive away, to find what I’m looking for.  That’s going to be a couple of weeks…snowstorms and jobs trump studio time.

For Part 1, click here.

For Part 2, click here.

For Part 3, click here.

Perhaps Moses – Part 3

Remember this?

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A new job, the holidays, and other of life’s little interruptions and distractions kept me from working on this project.

But I’m making progress again.

And I’ve decided that I will depict Moses after all.  Baby Moses and his adopted Mom, the Pharaoh’s daughter.  You can find this story in the Bible, in Exodus Chapter 2.

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Pharaoh’s daughter and Moses are not sewn to the background yet.  They are inspired by a child’s coloring page.

For Part 1, click here.

For Part 2, click here.

Perhaps Moses – Part 2

As you can see, I’ve gone with an Egyptian theme.

For Part One, click here.

The Widow’s Mite – Finished

The Widow’s Mite is finished and given to the church.  She will be displayed in the space that she is made for (there is a reason she is the size that she is).
 
 
 
I forgot to take a photo of the back before putting on the hanging sleeve and label, but you can see how much quilting there is.
 
 
I have both enjoyed and learned from the process and the journey.  I hope you have to.
 
Part 1 can be found here.
Part 2 can be found here.
Part 3 can be found here.
Part 4 can be found here.
Part 5 can be found here.
Part 6 can be found here.
Part 7 can be found here.
Part 8 can be found here.

The Widow’s Mite – Part 8

It has been a busy summer, but I have made time to work on The Widow’s Mite.  My original thought was to keep quilting minimal.

So much for my original thought.

I know the angle isn’t great for these photos.  I’ll post better photos when she is finished.  Almost there.

Part 1 can be found here.
Part 2 can be found here.
Part 3 can be found here.
Part 4 can be found here.
Part 5 can be found here.
Part 6 can be found here.
Part 7 can be found here.