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Friday, April 17, 2009

Bloggers' Quilt Festival

Blogging Quilt Festival! What a good idea! Check out the link: http://parkcitygirl.blogspot.com.

This should be a ton of fun...and inspiration.

How do you pick your favorite piece? It's similar to picking your favorite child. You can understand, begrudgingly perhaps, that others may find one or the other "better". Well, it is tough.

Trying to make a choice gave me the opportunity of seeing the last few years' work in a larger perspective. What became clear: most had pieced backgrounds, most featured elements of nature, the palette overall had lightened and brightened and there is a gradual use of embellishments, stitching both by hand and machine to extend the design and use of other media.

Tide Pooling was created last summer. The background, "leftovers" after creating a large bed cover on commission, reminded me of walks on the beach. I cut a stencil, ironed it on, screwed on my courage and painted the plants.

An egret had recently visited our garden koi pond, devastating our fish population. No doubt, that was in the back of my mind when it occurred to me that my piece needed a focus. I decided to create an egret filling the space ala James Audubon. I used a heavy damask tablecloth and water soluble crayons. His legs and the crab are from a single hand dye...using both sides.

The work is roughly 40" square. I'm estimating because I am not on my own computer. I'm on holiday in Victoria, Australia.


17 comments:

  1. Beautiful quilt, - love those colours.

    Eldrid

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  2. I love this quilt! So pretty.

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  3. Beautiful....just beautiful. I'm usually not attracted to art/landscape type quilts, but this one really spoke to me. Well Done!!

    Crispy

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  4. Great quilt! What a prolific quilter you are! You are exhibiting in some wonderful shows, which speaks to your talent! I'll be looking forward to your future creations.

    Diane

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  5. oh, wow!! what a great quilt!!

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  6. Incredible! What a beautiful quilt. Thanks so much for sharing.

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  7. a wonderful art quilt. The egret is so eyecatching fo a simple white bird. Your shading makes it just pop.

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  8. love the complex background, really adds interest to those wonderful applique shapes :-)

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  9. WOW! what a great piece.....happy holiday!

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  10. What a great quilt! Enjoy your time here in Australia.

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  11. I love the colors and your egret is amazing! Beautiful work - thank you for sharing :)

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  12. Wow. It must take such patience to do art quilts like this!

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  13. This is just a stunning quilt. So lovely! So much fun to look at. Great colors.

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  14. Love it. Love the story behind it.
    Enjoy your stay in Melbourne!

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  15. I really like the idea of the "art quilt" applique on top of the more traditionally pieced background. The egret reminds me of the one that often comes to visit our backyard at our shore house.

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