Happy Independence Day πŸŽ‰πŸŽ‰πŸŽ‰

In honor of the holiday weekend (and because I cannot yet share my Really Big Project), I couldn’t resist sharing a very small piece constructed in honor of the ultimate summer drink, the gin and tonic ;).

This is actually a fun example of using up some of the strange things that accumulate in my art supply drawers:

  • Emphera saved- the packaging from our favorite tonic water and fun, stitched on
  • Odd bit of iridescent clear plastic = ice cube
  • Scraps of heavy fusible + scraps of silk = slices of lemon and lime
  • Length of polyester cording from my favorite trimmings store, Daytona (in the garment district) = zigzag stitched on as a binding
  • Scrap of denim from a favorite OLD pair of jeans = background 

Small projects like this one are an incredibly fun way to celebrate big or small moments in your life…what’s hiding in your “I’ll use this someday” drawer?

Have a wonderful holiday and make memories :)! β˜€οΈ

Published by neonkittyquilts

Laurie is a fiber artist who combines her passion for animals and quilting by producing pet portraits though a technique she calls "Pet-lique." A frequent teacher at IQF's Open Studios and The City Quilter in NYC, she has been published in Quilting Arts magazine and The Canadian Quilter. Her art quilts have been juried into special exhibits in Houston and the National Juried Show of the CQA. She sits on the board of the Quilt Alliance and is an enthusiastic member of SAQA. Laurie lives in NYC and Connecticut with her husband, their two angelic German Shepherds and three mischievous felines.

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