This quilt had some gorgeous batiks in it. Dolores chose Superior's So Fine Glacier thread to quilt it with and asked for an allover leaf pattern.
She wanted leaves and she got leaves...albeit blue ones!!
A close-up view:
Okay, that's the quilt stuff--now, "the rest of the story." While Dolores and her husband were here, we had the usual getting to know you conversation. I found out about her art and that her husband had been a large animal vet. He had her show me their business card with a watercolor of a gorgeous bull's head. I also saw her Visa card that has another of her paintings on it. I asked whether I could commission her to do a watercolor of my horses, but she says she has to "feel it" or she just doesn't paint it. Bummer...I was hoping for a trade. (sad face)
Today I dropped her quilt off and she gave me a gift...the painting below. She says its a print of her original watercolor. I was so touched I almost cried; it was such a sweet thing for her to do. The painting is about 12 x 18; now I just have to get it framed.
Isn't it gorgeous??