February 23, 2015

Visit Ellen Anne Eddy

My quilting friend Ellen Anne Eddy has graciously posted a most lovely review of my book.

While you are at her website, be sure to take a walk through her colorful world.  Ellen calls what she does "thread magic" and that is such a perfect name!  You will find animals and plants executed in densely stitched, sparkling threads.

This quilt is called "Dancing in the Light."  It is 55" x 69".

Here's the materials list:  hand-dyed cotton, felt, lace, lame, direct appliqué, machine embroidered, quilted, polyester, metallic, nylon threads.  Ellen knows her fabrics and threads intimately!

Ellen is a busy person.  She makes her magical art, for which she has developed her own set of techniques.  She teaches and lectures and writes books and tutorials to share her unique style.  She hand dyes fabrics with dreamy swirls of color in combinations you won't find anywhere else.  All this is available at her website, and well-worth a look-see.  You'll meet a person who follows her heart and is a true artist.

And here's her most recent book.  It looks like lots of fun!

A couple of years ago, I made a cat quilt for a wedding gift using some of Ellen's fabrics.  Her bright colors were just what this quilt needed for the cats to look really dressed up.  You can see photos of all the cats at The Cats Go To A Wedding.  I also got to play in my button baskets a tiny bit, using them for the knots on the bow ties.

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