January 15, 2010

Fiberactions Reveal-


... the first inspiration word for our Fiberactions Challenge Group

I interpreted initiative as one's personal responsible decision.

Women's Healthy Heart Initiative-Embrace Your Gift

After one of my own very best friends had a scare with her healthy heart and then, having learned; Cardiovascular Disease takes approximately 30,000 women prematurely each year-  I made a quilt to remind us to take our own  Women's Healthy Heart Initiative.
Don't forget to Embrace Your Gift.


The inside of the heart was created using one inch squares of painted fabric, then over the squares are sheer layers of painted dryer sheets.  The painted fabrics and dryer sheets are from Jill .   I liked working with the small squares and sheer overlay.


Around the heart are Xs and Os.

My initial sketches had words and I didn't really like how they looked.  So I left the words off, but added a metal charm with a message...  You can see it below.  I put the words 'Embrace Your Gift' inside the charm and filled it with epoxy resin and glitter.

It was tough to get a good picture of it, below you can see the floating glitter a little better.

 Not my most sophisticated work, but I l-o-v-e-d making this quilt.


Anonymous said...

What a wonderful "inititive" intereptation! You did a wonderful job! It is a beautiful reminder to take care of our hearts, and to love those that we have in our lives with our whole heart. :)

Quilt Rat said...

I LOVE it and that you
"Embraced your Gift" from me by using those fabrics and dryer sheets in this project.
It turned out absolutely Fabulous!

Vicki W said...

I really love all the detail and it shows that you enjoyed making this quilt.

Kay said...

Beautiful, Kathy. I love the blended look that you got with the little squares, and of course the quilting is superb.

Debra said...

I love the message and your techniques on this piece! Very inspiring!

Beena said...

An absolutely stunning piece, with a great message. As always, your quilting is exquisite! I loved seeing this piece! Such eye candy!

Deb Levy said...

I love you little details Kathy. It's a beautiful piece...the quilting, construction and the message.

Deb Geyer said...

It is lovely! It is rich with color and texture!