Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Young Woman With Cat



Today I finished this applique picture of my daughter Kate and our cat Kristy. I'm experimenting with "drawing" with machine embroidery and using just a touch of color in the background. The main figure is machine appliqued. 
I have a few more projects in process and I hope to share them soon!
Hope everyone is having a great week!

21 comments:

♥♥♥♥♥ Jennifer™® ♥♥♥♥♥ said...

your blog is feel good

Terri said...

Oh my goodness!!!! This is such an awesome piece Judy!

Karen L R said...

New and different and lovely!

Shell said...

A lovely picture. The applique makes me imagine it is also wonderful to touch.

Simone said...

This is fantastic! A fresh and modern take on applique. I especially love the cat's expression!

Hélène Glehen said...

A lovely piece. You've great skills for sewing.

Judy Hartman said...

Thank you for your comments, friends. I am trying for something a little different and it is wonderful to receive your encouragement!

Denise Felton said...

Oh, my goodness. Fabulous work! I just put a link to this post on my blog. I hope it brings you a few new fans.

Denise
http://needlework.craftgossip.com

Lyn said...

Gosh this is so lovely. You are clever!
I bet your daughter will love it.
Love
Lyn
xxx

Nan and =^..^= said...

Judy, that is fabulous and you really captured the feeling of your daughter and Kristy!

Adriana said...

Stunning! I'm a lurker by nature, but couldn't help myself here -- had to comment. Just so wonderful!

Judy Hartman said...

Thank you very much, everyone, for your comments.
I'm encouraged to try more of this type of embroidery/applique!

Cat said...

Love it!
And you know....
the possiblities are endless!!!

This is an awesome combo of machine sketching and applique!

Nice to meet you,
~Cat

Julie Bagamary said...

Wow - this piece is impressive!

sparkle jars said...

Before I read a word, I thought to myself, "Oh! It's your daughter!" This is amazing!

Tea Time and Roses said...

Hello Judy!

Wow my friend this piece is simply amazing! Your work is always wonderful you are indeed a talented artist. Thank you so much for sharing your beautiful work with us! Wishing you a lovely weekend.

Smiles...

Beverly

supplies overflowing! said...

Fabulous! I thought this was a self-portrait until I read the print! How ever did you capture the likeness?
You used the machine on the figure, did you hand stitch the sofa,lamp, etc??

Judy Hartman said...

Gee wiz, thank you all for your comments! No, it is definitely not a self portrait - I am not at all this thin!
The black stitching is done with heavier weight thread by machine.

quiltcat said...

I love this! It's such a sweet picture of Kate and Kristy...and a really great showcase of your painterly skills in fabric. Did you fuse the fabric bits before satin stitching them? and did you draw the lines in advance and then sew over them for the window, couch, etc.?

Judy Hartman said...

Hi Quiltcat,
I fused the figure on a teflon sheet before fusing the whole thing to the background. I drew the lines with a silver quilt marking pencil before stitching.
Thanks for your comment - I'm working on another picture using this technique!

Art by Rhoda Forbes said...

This is stunning, what a concept using just a bit of color. Great work! It shows off the subject so well yet draws one into the picture.