Wednesday, July 17, 2013

tree themes

 Have always admired Ericka Carters Quilts and of course Ruth McDowell. Working in a more abstract way this came about. The fabrics are some of my hand dyes. The backing, top pieced fabrics and batting were put together and pinned. The stripes were added and the whole thing was a quilt as you go. This method worked so continued on creating the quilt sandwich and then added the top elements. I started to use yellow in the centers and then built out from there. 6 inch stripes and three inch.
 My yellow window was the start and then more stripes added on.These three were from 2009.
This is a whole cloth dyed background that had multiple shadings when it came out of the dye bath. So it became the background.