Eclipse Inspired Art Quilt from Outerspace!

August 17, 2017
Eclipse inspired art quilt

Stars, planets, meteor showers, and blue batiks make up this art quilt made by Loretta Zortman.

“She’s got the whoOOOLLLe world…in her hands!…”—-gotta admit, I sang that song a few times while making this fun, space-inspired throw.  Gathering all my universe themed fabrics, all the various stars and skies, the many planet fabrics, and even black/blue swirly batiks was the easy part!  I had no real plan or block for this project, initially. So it was a Hot Mess for the first half—which left me feeling rather confused and frustrated. But somewhere in there, I turned the corner—and it started taking on shape.  By the time the top was complete, I loved it.  It was quilted it with stars around the border, some crazy-spirals, some shooting lines that are not too controlled—since this IS outerspace!  Just realized these pics are pre-quilting, oops!  LOL!  I’m inspired to continue digging into my stash of fabrics to stretch my creative juices.  🙂

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Hill ‘N Hollow Quilt Guild Quilt Show 2015 — Cabin Lodging Special!

August 21, 2015
Watercolor Impressionist Heart Quilt

Floral Watercolor Heart Quilted Wallhanging


October 22 – 24, 2015

Baxter County Fairgrounds
1507 Fairground Drive
Mountain Home, AR
Thursday & Friday – 9:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Saturday 9:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

General Admission: $5 – under 12 Free

Mockingbird Bay Resort has a Quilt Show Cabin Lodging Special if you stay during this timeframe — just mention the quilt show while you reserve your cabin for 10% off.  🙂

See you at the show!





New Years Confetti Modern Bright Quilt

December 28, 2014

Happy 2015!

Had such fun making this scrappy quilt with bright batiks and all my favorite fabrics.  🙂  Enjoy!

Bright Quilt made with Batik Squares


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#ColorMeCountry on #Etsy


Happy Valentines’ Day Floral Watercolor Heart Quilt

February 11, 2014
A floral heart to brighten your day!

A floral heart to brighten your day!

Just a reminder that Valentines’ Day is only a few short days away! …What’s on the agenda for you on this special day?

For those of us who are looking forward to Spring in a big way, I recently made this quilted wallhanging of a floral heart out of 2-inch squares of fabric. It’s called Butterscotch Heart, because of the warm yellow fabrics I chose for the center. You can find this for sale on Etsy under my shop called Color Me Country, along with other floral watercolor/impressionist style quilts as well.

Watercolor impressionist art quilts are made with a color pallet made up of a whole slew of different fabrics. First, I have to cut fabric into 2-inch squares, then I put the various squares up on my design wall and arrange, re-arrange, re-rearrange, flip, switch, swivel, turn, replace, and replace, and replace them until I’m happy with what I see. I usually like to “live” with the piece like this for a day or so on my design wall, just pondering what I see to make sure I’m happy and satisfied with everything. The danger with waiting at this stage of creation is: A little breeze, a mischievous cat, small children, or a well-meaning visitor can destroy the piece in just seconds flat! For instance, I learned firsthand, don’t place your design wall in direct line with the output of an air conditioner vent — I did, and it blew all my fabric squares off the wall onto the floor. Anyway, once I’m ready to “commit”, I then sew the squares together, and it’s bound and quilted, with a hanging sleeve built in the back for ease of hanging. Viola!!!

This is a great Valentines’ gift, Mother’s Day present, or just a little unique something for that person who loves gardening, flowers, bright colors, happy fabrics, or just to cheer up a corner of a wall.

Cheers to the arrival of Spring-like weather!!!!

If you’d like to book a cabin rental, just let me know…870-491-5151.

Loretta Z.