Friday, August 01, 2014

Indigo Garden

I am thrilled to share images of my quilt Indigo Garden! It's 40x15" and is a part of the fabulous art quilt exhibit Living Colour which premiered at Australia Quilt Convention in April. 

You can see some photos of the premier on the Living Colour blog.

Here's a long shot of the exhibit. It's along that back wall and you can get a sense of the beautiful flow of colors across the spectrum.

My friend Brenda Smith (and fellow Twelve) organized and curated this exhibit. She's created a stunning website with images of all the quilts and lots of info about the artists and the exhibit schedule. There's also a catalog.

I started this quilt with just two bits of inspiration... this striped fabric and the idea of botanical shapes.

Here are some sweet little embroidered leaf pods and a bit of the free motion quilted leaves.

I created a freezer paper stencil to paint the large willowy branch. The green pattern at the bottom is stamped with a wooden hand carved tjap.

 More tiny stitched botanical bits.

Another shot from the exhibit showing the progression from the blues into the multicolored works. My quilt is second from the left.

I am thrilled that the Living Colour exhibit will visit the US on the American Quilters Society tour of shows in Grand Rapids, Chattanooga and Des Moines. Dates and details here

1 comment:

chris said...

Was great to see this display at the Sydney Quilt Show last month. Loved being able to see something of yours in the flesh. It looked great!