Steps Away from Ciao (Chow) - Leo
Quilt Applique with painted accents
20" x 16" x .75" Unframed
21.5" x 17.5" x 1.5" Framed
My next art quilt in the 'Just Steps' series. This quilt was inspired by Leo - Leo is the companion of a wonderful chef (Sergio) we met and became friends with while on the Amalfi Coast. Leo loves two things food and going for walks...he would wait on the steps for either or both.
Original Photo take by Ron to create art!!
Ron Leone: Men In Quilts - I started quilting over 10 years ago after I retired. Since I was child, I always enjoyed working with fabric and creating beautiful things. Whether it was designing & making outfits for marionettes I created or just stitching up some fun Halloween costumes…working with fabric has always been fun to me. Being a tactile person, I find working with fabrics, battings and threads very satisfying. There are few things as sensuously tactile as working in fiber art. The different textures, colors and designs are very inspiring.
Also, though this may sound weird – I find the hum, motion and vibrations of a sewing machine very calming.
Over these many years, I have created many quilts and quilted items that make people happy, keep people warm and make their homes more beautiful – this make me (and them) very happy.