My love of water seems to make an appearance in many of my art quilts. In these pieces, I explored the wave form and splashing of water.
Splashing and swirling brushwork with soy wax create a resist on hand-dyed silk charmeuse. The resisted areas are painted and machine quilted to accentuate wave- like motion.
19” x 33”
In Splash #2, I used part of a fractal design, and rearranged it in different sizes and orientations. I hand-dyed all the fabrics (100% cotton), fused them according to my design, and then machine quilted the pieces using multi-colored threads. The free-motion quilting lines are all designed to highlight and accentuate the overall movement of the wave forms. This art piece is all about the excitement of high color and motion.
17” x 31”
This art quilt began as a dream I had. I dreamed the colors and the diagonal design. So I dyed the blue fabric and assembled it. But when it was done, somehow it didn’t work. I cut it up and rearranged the strips to create more variety. Then I added lots of free motion quilting creating more movement and color.-2011
35″ x 36″