American Flower Pot

We had a wonderful Memorial Day weekend here.  Warm weather has finally arrived!  The trees  just about have all of their leaves and the world is glorious.  Our little town of Antioch, IL (pop. 8500 or so) has put up American flags on all the light posts downtown.  It’s a little slice of midwest Americana.  That’s probably what inspired this  piece.  Flowers and flags put a smile on my face!

ImageThis is just one of several paintings I have added new to my Etsy shop today.

 

Snowman with Red Birds

I did a little painting yesterday while I was waiting for the Trick or Treaters.  Now that Halloween is over, I can start thinking about winter–the fun stuff only!  This snowman will never be lonely with a the companionship of his birdie friends.

Image 5″ x 7″ watercolor on aqua board

Halloween Meow

Another picture with my favorite Fall theme.  And more pumpkins–they just go with everything.Image

I also quilted up a cute Halloween wallhanging.  It was just a simple fabric panel–no piecing.Image

I quilted a spider web on each of the center blocks.

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I used some orange/yellow variegated thread for the stars.  I also quilted: “Happy Halloween”.

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I added loops in the inner borders and some oak leaves in the outer border blocks.

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So, what do you think?  Quilting really DOES make the quilt.  I had a lot of fun doing this for my friend Marge.