Thursday, May 28, 2009

floris

This is my newest quilt, floris.


I showed a preview of this quilt a week or two ago. It wasn't what I thought it would be when I finished it, so I needed to put it away for a while. Sometimes I need a second look with fresh eyes. I like it much better the second time around.

I think this piece is a bit of a departure for me. I'm starting to see the quilting as a layer separate from the pattern on the fabric itself. This is good. But, when my work starts moving in a direction different from the one I'm used to, I think I have a hard time appreciating it. I need to let the piece marinate for a little while before I can stop seeing what it isn't.










floris
completed May, 2009
hand-dyed cotton & batik
cotton thread, cotton batting
pieced, machine quilted

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