Sunday, September 25, 2011

Introducing ALEXANDRA

I have a new quilt and I did not make it.
My long time friend Mary Stori created it and if you read her blog you may have seen it.

She is hanging in our breakfast area. It seems a perfect place for her as the kids drink their milk in Wisconsin, the dairy state!

One of the groups Mary belongs to did a challenge that was to be inspired by an artist, but not a copy of their work.
She chose Alexander Calder and this really is recognizable as being inspired by him.

I fell in love with this work early on in it's creation and contacted Mary. I agreed to purchase this long before it was finished. She certainly did not disappoint me in the piece. The entire piece is an artistic triumph.
Her quilting stitches are unbelievably small and even. The beading is a delight for the eye. The polka dots you see in the binding are beads.

My friends and family who have seen this have been just as enthusiastic as I am about it. It really IS getting rave reviews.

The above is a link to a better photo of the quilt at Mary's blog and a few words from her about the quilt.

She is a perfect subject for a puzzle.
Click to Mix and Solve


norma said...

What a great little piece! I know we don't like to hear the word "cute", but he is one cute cow. It looks like it's hanging in the perfect spot, too.

jenclair said...

This piece is so charming! Lucky you to have it!

Exuberant Color said...

I wondered who bought it. It is so neat!!!

Anonymous said...

It is a charming piece and we are lucky to have it as a PUZZLE, thanks

Kit said...

It really is wonderful!

Mary Stori said...

Alexandra is perfectly at home now with you. I'm soooo flattered Kay by your kind words! Fondly....Mary

Robin said...

What a darling picture and fabulous quilting. A wonderful quilt to brighten your day.
And the puzzle was fun! Thanks

Ullan tilkut said...

That is fantastic!!! I love it!! It's so nice to find other quilters from the other side of the world! :)