Barbara Barrick McKie

Chip on an Old Log

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© Barbara McKie, Chip on an Old Log, full

 

© Barbara Mckie, Chip on an Old Log, detail
© Barbara McKie, Chip on an Old Log, detail

A chipmunk who lived near our wood-pile was often spotted watching us, as we watched him, however, he often didn’t sit still long enough to get a photograph. I finally got a good photograph of him on an old log in our woodpile and combined it in Photoshop with another photograph to make the composition.

I printed the photo using disperse dye on polyester, thread painted the chipmunk,  and created trapunto with 2-5 layers wool batting,  black cotton backing, machine appliqued, and free-motion machine quilted.

White Throated Sparrow

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© Barbara McKie, White Throated Sparrow, full

 

© Barbara Mckie, White Throated Sparrow, detail
© Barbara McKie, White Throated Sparrow, detail

White-throated sparrows visit our feeder frequently in the Winter, and this one liked to perch just outside our window on our bushes, so I photographed him, transferred the image to fabric, then free-motion machine embroidered the bird, and using 2-5l layers of wool batting created the bird in trapunto and then free-motion quilted the rest of the piece.

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