Saturday, March 13, 2010

Cloud Hidden, Whereabouts Unknown

Alright, finally a quilted piece to show for this month! There are 4 more right in line to be quilted. This one is called Cloud Hidden, Whereabouts Unknown, which is the title of an Alan Watts book from the 1960's, and which is what came to mind as I fished around for a title for this piece. The collage on which this 20x16" quilt is based is just below.

This quilt includes fabrics with just about every technique I do -- including shibori, discharge, paintstix rubbings, gesso printed, low water immersion dyed, dynaflow painted, and setacolor sun printed. Whew!

I did another batch of fiber reactive color samples today -- actually, I redid the first group (what, again?) with more fuchsia, turquoise and black. I want to arrive at a formula that's consistent for all reds and all blues, instead of having to tweak the recipe for each red and each blue.

And what, might you ask, am I doing with all those little sample swatches that I'm NOT going to be using in my color sample book? Well, as luck would have it, my local art quilt/fiber arts group is doing a group challenge, and we're each creating a quilt with our take on the mosaic idea that was featured in QA late last year. And yep, those cool raw silk samples of mine will become a mosaic quilt! Nothing gets wasted in my studio!


Vicki W said...


Shushabina said...

Hi Connie, Do you ever do any shows locally? Fabric art is the kind of thing I like to see in person. Let me know if you do. I enjoy seeing your work online too. Beautiful!

Karen M said...

Love both the collage, and the quilt. They have such a zen feeling.

The Green Stone Woman said...

Both the quilt and the collage are very good. They each are pieces of art on their own. I admire your incredible patience and your good eye for balance and color. I'm so glad there are artists like you out there doing this kind of work. You should have lots of exposure. It's a big world, isn't it?

frazzledsugarplummum said...

Love them both: collage and quilt. The quilt is so 'rich' with the many technique fabrics. I see an e book about the collage to fabric using mutliple techniques.