Sunday, October 26, 2008

Through the Looking Glass

Here is another Black and White quilt. This time I began with a pattern from a stained glass window design book. I altered it a little and enlarged it greatly. Then I fused all of the pattern pieces to the white background before sewing it to the black background. The photo was printed on Extravorganza so that you can see the shiny material that I put behind it. It is a picture of my youngest daughter, Marni. She looks a lot like I did at her age so when I look at the quilt, I see a reflection of myself! She just went off to college so this is a transformative time in my life as well as in hers.
Close up of Marni and quilting.

Sunday, October 19, 2008


I created this quilt during some slow days at the quilt store. I used subtle fabrics for the background and Asian fabric for the circles. It was actually designed to hang horizontally so if you tip your head to the left, you will see the way I designed it.
Here is a close up of the Asian fabric.

Sunday, October 12, 2008


This is one of two quilts that I submitted for a Black and White challenge. Since all of the quilts submitted have been accepted, I decided to post mine. To make this quilt, I drew the different swirls onto freezer paper and then I sewed the pieces to each other, folding back the paper each time so that I was not sewing on the paper - just using it as a guide. After I appliqued the black to the white background, I sewed black cording to all of the raw edges.
You can see the cording on the edge of the black pieced swirl. I don't work in black and white as a rule but I had quite a few tone on tone black fabrics after collecting for 27 years. It was good to be able to use some of them.

Sunday, October 5, 2008

Black pear

Here is another small pear quilt using cottons, silks, scrap booking paper and ribbon. This time I drew a pear into a styrofoam plate, applied paint to the styrofoam and printed onto black fabric. It was quick and easy and I have a 6 year old who is going through styrofoam plates like crazy. He loves drawing into them. Now we have to try his masterpieces with paint. Last week's quilt used the same technique.
A close up of my printed pear.