Our Lives are Like Quilts

I wanted to make an altered board book with more of the hand-dyed fabric--more places to spread out its creamy delightfulness (I just adore it). I started by covering the pages and while I was dithering about what the topic would be, I came across this vintage "Q" rhinestone pin at the antique store. Voila! What better way to commemorate my trip to Make It U at the quilt show? I found the phrase "our lives are like quilts, bits and pieces, joy and sorrow, stitched with love." It's illustrated with crazy quilt hearts stitched from scrap bag bits. I tied some delish fibers along the spine. The cover has some cheesecloth and lace dyed in the same style and I used alcohol inks to stain the lettering.


  1. Kelli your art is AMAZING!!!! It really moves me and speaks to me. I am so happy to have found your site. I would like to add you to my favorites list if that is ok? Pretty please? LOL!


    Jamie Miller

  2. I see that you are an egg baby too. Those blue and brown ones are to die for! I started making art with pysanky and have always adored eggs. I would be honored :) Kelli

  3. Kelli, your art quilts are amazing, and this book is amazing too!!! Awesome...my eyes would not get tired looking at these colours...so bright, cheery and vibrant :)

  4. You are so creative. I have been drooling over your blog..the whole thing! The dyed fabric is amazing and I adore the art doll you made with it. (and her portrait atc is awesom).I may have to dye some fabric now. See what you went and did?