First time seen anywhere!
Because of Quilt National’s rules this quilt has not appeared in my blog or on the website, even though I created it last summer. It is one of the first ones in the series using the line patterns from waves and ripples in a pond in an almost shibori-like way. I changed colors but not much else. One print has some other imagery combined as a second layer creating subtle shadowy effects. The color changes are more of an enhancement than a change. I feel like I am doing my surface design with my computer and printer rather than printing photos, even though the starting images are actual photographs.
The cutting, deconstruction, and rearrangement and reconstruction of these photos on silk create a dramatic abstract composition while maintaining the feel of the glowing colors of water reflections at sunset.
This is the second time for one of my works to appear at Quilt National and its subsequent tour. Again I am proud and happy to be with the other fantastic artists in this exhibit. QN 15 can be seen at the Dairy Barn Arts Center from May 23 through September 7, 2015. After that it goes on tour. Check the Quilt National website for its tour schedule.
Here is a photo showing how I made it in two sections, eventually overlapping one over the other. This is before the stitching was finished and before the satin stitch edgings were completed. (The lighting does not show the true colors.) You can also see that I am fusing the printed silk directly to the batting.