CHRISTINE EARHART

The Art of Christine Earhart

ONE PETUNIA AND A BUNCH OF DAISIES

One Petunia and a Bunch of Daisies was made for Lauren.  Before Lauren was born she was referred to as Petunia by her parents and her big brother.  The room was going to have a daisy theme so I thought I’d add a petunia into the bunch of daisies. The daisies were appliquéd onto the quilt with the leaves only attached at the base.  The quilt is machine quilted, hand beaded and the flower petals were hand embroidered.

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ONE PETUNIA AND A BUNCH OF DAISIES–Detail

 

 

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TAKE ME OUT TO THE BALL GAME

Take Me Out To The Ball Game was made for Ryan who will grow up to love the Chicago Cubs.  “Take me out to the ball game.  Take me out to the park.  Buy me some peanuts and cracker jacks.  I don’t care if I ever come back.  It’s one, two, three strikes, you’re out at the old ball park”.  I incorporated all the parts of this song into the quilt including an antique postcard of the park, a 3D hot dog, cracker jacks, a 3D antique child’s glove, an Ernie Banks baseball card, a ticket, the famous Wrigley Field entrance, the Cubs “C” and mascot.  There is the curse of the Billy Goat–a man used to take his billy goat to the games.  He was asked to get his billy goat out of there and never come back. The man put a curse on the team saying that they would never win a World Series.  And they haven’t!  I made a flap with the sign of the Billy Goat Tavern on it.  When the flap is lifted, you see the billy goat.

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TAKE ME OUT TO THE BALL GAME–Detail

 

 

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CLAIRE’S QUILT

Claire’s quilt was made to coordinate with her Pottery Barn Kids bedding.  The birds are raw edge appliquéd, fabrics are batiks, machine quilted, hand beaded and yarns added for branches.

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ADDISON’S QUILT

Addison’s Quilt was made with batik fabrics and machine quilted.  Addison will grow up with cats so I sewed a Cat Angel in the right bottom corner.

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ADDISON’S QUILT–Detail

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THE ARROYO–Detail

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House Book (in progress)

My husband and I started our married life in Akron, Ohio in 1975.  We have moved often and no, we are not in the “Witness Protection Plan”.  My husband worked for an international corporation which took us to many countries as well as different states in the US.  I started doing needlepoint pictures of our houses, had them framed and the gallery grew.  Recently I decided to remove the needlepoints from their frames and put them in a book.  The left page includes photos of us during the time we lived in a house.  They are printed on fabric and incorporated into a patchwork of batiks.  The right page includes the needlepoint framed in batik.  Both pages have a cotton batting and are machine quilted.  The pages are 26″ x 16″.  Here is our story:

(I still have three more houses to do and they will be done in quilting rather than needlepoint.  I’ll get around to them in the next year, maybe. )

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Akron, Ohio 1975-1976

Our first place together was an apartment on the second floor, white walls, white door and gray carpet in the hall.  Akron is very green, lush, hilly and surrounded by parks.  The autumn color is hard to beat.  It was the headquarters for all the tire companies and not unusual to see the Goodyear Blimp fly over your house.

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