Thursday, April 16, 2009


In response to a challenge from my Beyond the Borders art-quilt group, here are my two "tree-themed" pieces. (They are not bound here, but have been faced since taking this picture.) I decided on facing instead of binding, so that the back sides of the quilts could also be seen.

The challenge was to create a tree-themed art quilt, 20" long and between 6 and 12" wide, with NO green! There were some wonderful responses by the group at our meeting yesterday.

I decided to go with a winter scene, since I had some gorgeous Mickey Lawler hand-painted fabric that I've been hoarding. The technique is whole-cloth quilting, with very dense thread-painting to create the trees. I think they are good companion pieces, because of the small size.

Be sure to click on the image to embiggen ... ;^)


  1. Stunning! You are so talented!!

  2. These are stunning!! I love them! Great job in capturing winters quiet glow.

  3. Wow! These are fabulous, my friend! Wish I could "art" with you!

  4. Thank you all for your wonderful comments. These are my favorite art quilts so far ... but then, my favorites always seem to be whatever is most recent!

  5. this is too wonderful...put a facing on it so the binding wont detract from its perfection...WHOOHOOO...Terrific job


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