Blogger Quilt Festival - "My Eyes Home"

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Title: My Eyes Home
Medium: Fabric, thread, beads, shells, written word
Size: 17.5" height 14" width 2" depth
My Eyes Home
This piece was created for the Chapel Hill Women's Center 30th Anniversary Gala.
My Eyes Home looks at home, community and water; these are some the things that we need to live healthy lives.
The technique is a variation of string quilt. Raw edge strips of fabric are sewn on a base fabric and a light batting to create a landscape effect. Heavy thread painting is used to give more depth and texture to the piece. The home at the bottom left of the corner is attached to give a dimensional element.
The water is collection of various blue beads strung on wire.
The beads can be manipulated to change the flow of the water from the mountains to the grassy land.
The entire piece is then stretched on a frame.


This me at The Women's Center Gala.

15 comments:

Serena said...

This is just a beautiful piece. I love your use of beading. Very very cool technique. Great Quilt!!

Bunny said...

gorgeous quilt. I am glad you used a photo of yourself standing next to it. seeing its size like that makes it amazing.

Uniquely Yours Creations said...

Very Pretty collage! It's a terrific
theme.
The beading gives it that extra punch.
Well done!

Zonnah said...

This is such a great quilt the love the buildings :)

Minka said...

Great quilt!

Katie said...

Just wonderful art. You are very talented.

Happy Cottage Quilter said...

What a beautiful work of art. Thanks for sharing.

Quilt Rat said...

What a fabulous piece! Thanks for posting a large file so that we may see the wonderful details.
Great job!

Mid Life Cry Sis said...

Thanks for sharing your quilt!

Mary-Kay C. said...

That's a beautiful art quilt. I don't know where art quilters get their ideas but I would like some. Very nice story too.

Amy @ Park City Girl said...

Wow! What a beautiful quilt! Thank you for sharing :)

hetty said...

That is excellent! A great art quilt!

stitchinpenny said...

I love the quilt and the very meaningful concept behind it. The fact that you shaped strings to paint your picture is amazing to me.

Notjustnat said...

Lovely collage quilt. It is nice to have different type of quilts in the festival. Thanks for sharing - notjustnat

SewCalGal said...

This is an absolutely beautiful quilt. You did a fantastic job. Great use of color and design.

Thank you for sharing it!

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