Saturday, May 16, 2009

In The Garden

This is the quilt I mentioned yesterday, that I worked on all week. It's entitled Overlooking Eden, and it measures 16" by 22". This is one of the pieces I'll be entering in that upcoming exhibition that I mentioned a week ago, fiber art with an obvious use of photography. (An aside, Gerrie let me know that the entry deadline is June 30, not May 30 -- thanks Gerrie!)

Doing quilts using digital images on fabric has been a direction I've been moving toward, so making pieces to enter has been a good kick in the butt to get going. The images that I'm most interested in working with are non-representational, photos of interesting patterns, or photos that together create interesting overall patterns.

I've got two more ready to quilt in this emerging series, that I also intend to enter. And more ideas in the queue.

Yes, that is a turquoise donut in the center, with a freshwater pearl inside. The backing/binding fabric is a recent shibori. I cut much of that out of the first photo above because I want to retake the photo with the quilt on black fabric, instead of the ivory currently on the design wall. And the design itself? A photo of a deconstructed screen before I printed with it!

Anyhow, back to the studio today, for more shibori and more quilting!


Bonnie said...

This is really lovely!

Sue O'Kieffe said...

love this image. can you guess why? haha