Monday, July 26, 2021
Monday, July 19, 2021
Millefiori is a glasswork technique with multicolored patterns which are viewable only from the cut ends of the glass cane. The "Roman Glass" fabric by Kaffe Fassett for Westminister Fabrics, which I used for the clouds and on the moon reminded me of millefiori beads.
The moon doesn't have any quilting on it so it puffs out some. I also added some batting behind it to give it more shape.
Because this is the Quilt of the Week, it is 10% off the original price of $1350 through 7/25/21 if you purchase directly from me. Details can be found here.
Thursday, July 15, 2021
We did some rearranging at Village Artisans in Yellow Springs to give the shop an updated look. This is my current area.
Village Artisans is located at 100 Corry Street in Yellow Springs. It's open M-Th 11-5, F & Sa 11-6, and Su noon-5. And since we take turns shop sitting, you'll always get to talk to one of the artist members, and sometimes it might even be me!
Monday, July 12, 2021
Monday, July 5, 2021
This is one of my favorite quilts. It's actually quite simple in it's construction. There are only 35 pieces to it (compared to Lavender Diamonds which has over 4000 pieces in it). Unlike Lavender Diamonds, this one has fairly simple quilting because I didn't want to take away from the painterly quality of the hand-dyed fabric was the most interesting part.
When I was designing this piece I knew I wanted to do a large-scale image of a flower like Georgia O'Keeffe did, only I couldn't decide what type of flower it should be. I searched for images waiting to be inspired but nothing jumped out. Finally I decided to let the fabric tell me and when I looked at my stash of hand-dyed fabrics, there were good options of dark green and shades of purple, so the fabric told me it wanted to be purple morning glories.
The dark green background was not made from one piece as I didn't have a single piece that large, which is one reason why the edges of the flowers are cropped off, so I could use four different pieces to make the background. The other reason the edges of the flowers are cropped off it because that's what Georgia O'Keeffe did when she made her painting of large-scale flowers.