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Dig Deeper

Tuesday, March 13th, 2018

 

 

Drawings of archaeology sites fascinate me.  From just a few clues, the archaeologist, like a novelist, can build a whole image of a civilization.

‘Dig Deeper’ is a whole-cloth quilt on canvas, painted with acrylics, quilted, and painted some more.

The sky’s the limit

Friday, November 22nd, 2013

–an inspiring theme for quilts, which so often face up to the sky!   We saw a lot of sky on our recent drive to Kansas City.  How we look to the sky has changed a lot since Google Earth appeared. Here is a portion of a recent quilt using satellite imaging for the layout.

Old map-makes always filled in the unknown areas with drawings and ornaments.   For this quilt, the fabric patterns and choices of quilting stitches did the infilling.

I’m on to the next project about the sky.  It should be finished in January, just when the light becomes a lavender hue…