Saturday, September 10, 2016

Embrace The Moment

 I'm excited to show you my version of Pinkerton !
 I've shown him on Facebook and I didn't realize how many people love and collect flamingos ! The pattern is by Laura Heine,  I used my own fabrics, mostly Art Gallery Fabrics, to depict this big beautiful guy. The threads in the sky portion are metallic, you know how we have to squint when we look up into the afternoon sky.  I put a happy thought at the bottom, by Cosmo Cricket which says "embrace the moment". 
As I work on my collage pieces I think about what I want people to feel when they look at it, or think about someone the piece reminds them of, or the story the quilt is telling.  Pinkerton as it happens has a very sweet story that goes something like this: 
  
 Pinkerton had been strolling along the beach picking flowers when suddenly a butterfly landed on his beak. He knew the beautiful creature couldn't stay long, so he let the flower float away in the breeze to enjoy the brief company of the enchanting butterfly....
"He Embraced the Moment".

Have a blessed day.



12 comments:

Maryse said...

This is fabulous!!

Rachaeldaisy said...

This is such a beautiful quilt Vickie, and a beautiful story and message to go with it.

Siouxzq64@gmail.com said...

Pinkerton is fabulous! I love the message too.

CountryMum said...

This is absolutely stunning Vickie. A work of art... and love no doubt.

Doniene said...

Amazing!! Such a talented woman you are!

Blessings and hugs!

SuperMomNoCape said...

Pinkerton Flamingo is beautiful! And I love the little story that goes along with him. Embrace the moment is something we all need to be reminded of. :)

Carol S. said...

Pinkerton is gorgeous, Vicki...love it!

KaHolly said...

Fantabulous! XO

Mary Ann said...

Just beautiful. Love Pinkerton. Love his name too!

the girlfriend gap said...

Delightful! Amazed at how 3 little words can change your thought process for the day ; )
Thanks for sharing. Your creativity is inspiring.
Your sweet sewing Sister in Christ Janita

Createology said...

Embrace is my word for 2016 and you have captured the essence perfectly with Pinkerton Flamingo. He is gorgeous. I don't quilt but I do sew and this is such an amazing work of HeART. Embracing Creative Bliss...

AlidaP said...

Very inspiring title and beautiful piece! I really love the combination of fabric that you used, it adds so much texture and character!! Thanks for sharing!!