Thursday, April 16, 2009

Ashes

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 ... ;^)

7 comments:

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

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

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  3. 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!

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

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