Saturday, October 27, 2012

Happy Halloween!

Happy Halloween! I chose this quilt to show you this month because I think the purple ghost faces are kind of humorously scary and the bowl is flowing with the abundance of Fall.  "Bowl" is part of a series of six art quilts I began in 1987 and finished in 1988, each one an image of a container.  This particular vessel, with whimsical animal energy radiating out from the center and becoming little dots and dashes of acrylic paint, expresses the exuberance of the season.  I added the purple splotch spirits with mouths and eyes to move toward the viewer in a friendly way.  I recently quilted this piece on my longarm machine which added a whole new texture and dimension to it.
(See below for detail) 
Machine appliqué fabric, Longarm Machine quilted, thread, acrylic paint

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Wednesday, October 17, 2012

Winter Tree Quilt

Fabric, thread, digital print on fabric, longarm machine quilted
I’ve been fascinated with trees for a long time; since childhood. I especially love the form and shape of trees. In the center of this quilt I’ve included a digital image printed on fabric of my 1993 work, “Pregnant Winter Tree.” For the border I used a batik that I bought from Fabmo, a non profit organization that facilitates the recycling of designer fabric.  The Indigo piece across the bottom is a piece I dyed in the early 90”s. This quilt looks wonderful on the wall, and can also be used on a bed.