Archive for January, 2015

Pillow Commission

Posted: January 26, 2015 in Crafts
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A new client sent me such a cute picture of a commissioned photo pillow I made. Here it is in place with Jordie, the doggie who posed. I used a decorative tucking technique for the white area, plus custom made piping.  The back is a beautiful light blue and tan batik, with a zipper closure. A second pillow is in the future for her other dog.

Custom made photo pillow, with client's doggie. By Martha Ressler

Custom made photo pillow, with client’s doggie. By Martha Ressler

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Max and Friends

Posted: January 22, 2015 in Art Quilts, Other Fiber Art
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Max and Friends, by Martha Ressler. 33 x 18"

Max and Friends, by Martha Ressler. 33 x 18″

This was a commission piece for a family who is redecorating their library. “Max and Friends” uses favorite books from their children’s youth, like Where the Wild Things Are, Goodnight Moon and others, as well as family treasures like the little dogs and bunnies. I glued the paper images on plywood, and had an artist with a laser cutter cut them out. All of the pieces are sewn onto my background cloth quilt, which has a subtle “S” shape, in reference to the family’s last name. The whole is mounted on linen covered board, with a finished size of 33 x 18″.