Sunday, August 28, 2011

LaFonda Quilt

The amazing quilt my friend Enid made featuring my cow LaFonda just won three ribbons at the Minnesota State Fair, including the sweepstakes award (that big, fancy ribbon in the bottom corner of the photo.)
Unfortunately, you probably can't see all the incredible details in this quilt even if you click on the photo to enlarge it.  For instance, the whorl of fur on LaFonda's forehead is depicted in stitching.  Her spots are made of a variety of small black and white prints and the barn boards were hand- dyed and the aged wood texture created with  bleach brushstrokes.
This shot taken at the State Fair gives you a sense of how big the quilt is.  Apparently, the quilted LaFonda has had many admirers.

Congratulations, Enid!




5 comments:

gz said...

a masterpiece!

high hopes gardens said...
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high hopes gardens said...

Oh my! Or shall I say "Holy Cow." La Fonda is now immortalized in fabric and stitches - what a nice piece.

Marie said...

how cool! I'm drooling! This might just be the reason for me to attend the fair.....

Becky said...

How wonderful!! She's a true artist and the subject is lovely. :)