Thursday, March 10, 2011

Twirling under the Tree of Life


HAPPY DANCE!
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My interp of a second grader's interp of Klimt's Tree of Life.  I so love making these blocks based on the children's book, Vincent Van Gogh's Cat.

The most fun.....making the patchwork from scraps then cutting into a tree of Medusa braids.

Big Stretch, Kevin! 

 Look at his back claws all flared out...Something about napping on a garden of KAFFES!

Good for the soul...

Speaking of Good for the soul....

Sean and I head for date weekend tomorrow to Las Vegas and Granny Gritz is hanging with Noah....Ahhhhhh....sleeping in and QUILTIQUE quiltshop and of course, lovely time with the DH!  He has quite the weekend of surprises cooked up and all I have to do is show up in a fun rented convertible....Off to pack the scraps for the project by   the pool.....I am going to make the Exotic Jungleblock  for the children's quilt and am excited since I have already done the dry run....Will be fun to put a twist on it so that it is unique from the original.  Me and pina coladas and little scraps of green....I always get some interesting looks when I am at the pool quilting :).....

Love, Em


15 comments:

Sonia said...

Cool!! :)

Lynn said...

I recognize that stretch! Looks like a VERY comfortable quilt to nap on.

Your tree is great! Do you have any problems having so many outer seams on an applique?

Kwiltz by Stephanie said...

EM - your quilts are WONDERFUL!!!!! Do you fuse? applique??? When i look to the right I am soooo happy - I want to be IN Girlie Garden Party AND Jumping for Joy!!!! I will be smiling and sending you fun inspiration as you sit by the pool in Vegas - sewing - HA!!!!

Kathy said...

Enjoy the weekend, I love Quiltique, one of my favorite Quilt stores. Also like your Dr Suess quilt. I have a Dr Suess stash that I bought coincidently at Quiltique.

LynCC said...

OH, my gosh!!! You are so much more creative than I could ever be! :D I LOVE this one!

Char said...

Ooo great interpretation Em! I really like this one.
Enjoy your weekend with your hubby.
I see Kevin having a cat stretch. How's Izzy?

Stray Stitches said...

Have a super wonderful time!!!

Judi said...

Love the tree Em - have a great time by the pool and riding in that convertable.

Sujata said...

Quilting by the pool! Sounds good to me!
Love the happy dance under the tree! It is going to be a great quilt stitched with memories of happy times. Have fun!

Tonya Ricucci said...

love the block. oooh cutie kitty stretch - want to rub that belly. convertible going to Vegas? woohoo, sounds fun!!!! enjoy.

quiltzyx said...

Love the dancing cat! You did a great job on it Em!

S-T-R-E-T-C-H-I-N-G ...... oh to have the life of a house cat, eh?

Enjoy your date weekend :^D

Janet said...

Happy dance! Have a great date.

CharlotteP said...

Your quilts are ALWAYS fun and unique! Have a relaxing and inspirational weekend!

Patty said...

I really love the tree! What a neat celebration. Have tons of fun in Vegas. Sitting in the sun sounds so good right now. It's been in the 50's which is nice, but we aren't getting sunshine. It's been overcast and I want some bright sun!

mary.keasler@gmail.com said...

The tree is fantastic. Love all the fun fabrics and great colors. And of course, the dancing cat!