Nellie"s Needles

Sunday, October 23, 2011

Fun Small Shoe Quilts

I took time just before, as well as during, ArtPrize to play ... creating smaller shoe quilts with purses.
"Bleu Belle" Shoe - 18"x 18"

"Harlequin" Shoe - 18"x 18"

"Spice Girl" Shoe - 18"x 18"

"Black Lace Girl" Shoe (18"x 18")

Those four plus one more, the "Red Shoe" (forgot to photograph that one) can be seen ... and purchased for $400 each ... at Good Goods Gallery in Saugatuck, Michigan.

This last one was made as a gift for my interior decorator friend who has been supplying me with expired fabric books and yardage leftovers for years. The tapestry background and framing fabric for the above shoe quilts came from her as well as the backing fabric for each of them.

"Congo Pump for Ebbie" (24"x 18")
This shoe is African themed because Ebbie and her husband had lived there and the room where it is displayed has the flavor of that continent.
I'm in the process of working on yet another smaller shoe quilt. It's a commission that resulted from the person seeing "Imelda's Dream II" at ArtPrize and the one I created for Ebbie. You'll have to wait to see and read more about that one after it's been gifted at Christmas.


Heather said...

These are all so elegant and gorgeous. How I wish I had elegant and gorgeous feet and could wear such lovely shoes!

June Calender said...

Each is more wonderful and creative than the last. The purses look as if they actually open? Do they? If I were a rich [wi]man... what a collection I would acquire.

Alexandra said...

Hi Nellie, I didn't comment in a long time, but I was thinking about you - you still make the most wonderful quilts! These shoes series is beyond compare! Wishing you all the best.

Dolores said...

What fun quilts. You must have enjoyed every minute of making these.

Karen said...

Love these!! Good to see you posting again!

Nellie's Needles said...

June, the purses don't open. I had considered making them so they would, but then decided there would be too much "wear and tear". The purses actually stand out in the foreground. The shoe and box are "trapped" under tulle while the purses have an extra layer of batting in the flap and attached to the surface with blind stitches.

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MulticoloredPieces said...

Stopped by while surfing the net. Really enjoyed your purses and shoes--so fun. I also think your art smocking is very lovely. I'm glad to see that smocking has had an update.
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Kay said...

These are lovely--there's so much texture.