Best Friends

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Original Design Art Quilt

©2010 Christina Fairley Erickson

“Best Friends” captures the love and loyalty shared between my son Coleman at 11 years old and our well-loved Golden Retriever, Blaster.  The quilt was started in a workshop with Esterita Austin on Rembrandt Portraiture techniques, which works with lighting the face from the side, so one side of the face in in light and the other in shadow.

Materials and Techniques:  Made with commercial cottons and hand-painted (by artist) cottons; Lumiere and Jacquard fabric paints applied by brush, stenciling, and sponge; thread-painted by artist. Both machine and hand quilted.

Size:  39.75” W x 30.5” H