Friday, April 14, 2006

New quilt started!

I was asked if I wanted to provide some artwork for an exhibit at an "Earth Day Celebration" at Rockford College coming up on April 23rd. Well, I couldn't start it before the Chicago festival, so...

Here's a shot of my humble start! These are 2 sections - bottom representing earth, and top representing sun. The remaining sections will be water, and 'loved ones.' The size will be about 20x22" - The inspiration for this quilt came from a John O'Donohue poem - "May the nourishment of the earth be yours, May the clarity of light be yours, May the fluency of the ocean be yours, May the protection of the ancestors be yours."

It's taking a while to cut and fuse, and I do have more little fused pieces - so I'm considering making a few other quilts, based on the same theme. I am becoming attached to working on a black background, and going back to my love for geometric shapes...

I'll post more pictures as it evolves, and is quilted, of course!

2 comments:

Caitlin said...

I am loveloveloving this quilt - brilliant execution - the contrasts in shape really work!

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