I have spent the last few weeks finishing some quilts and submitting to exhibitions. I don’t want to post photos of the completed quilts until I know their fate, which may not be for a month or so. I’ve also started on a few that I want to submit for jurying, so, since I am not ready to post those either, I thought I would show you some of work that I completed this past year.
In Construction no. 6, I combined fabric that I marbled with a modified photograph I took of the sky and mountains in our yard. I converted the photo to a black and white image, added a touch of blue in the sky, and printed it with pigment inks on cotton fabric. The marbled gray circles reminded me of underground rock formations, so I continued that theme as I quilted the piece. By quilting the background in a simple grid pattern, the quilted rocks that tumble from corner to corner became more prominent, giving movement to a linear design that might otherwise be too still…from the studio