Tuesday, December 08, 2009

Semi-abstract art quilt

I had to make an small abstract art quilt, size to be about 4x6. I find that a difficult size although I made over 300 that size when I did a year's daily journal quilting. In that case I wanted to say one small thing to remember each day, not make any kind of artistic statement. A few I think were artistic but the majority served their purpose as mementos.

This quilt I made last weekend is named "Song of the unseen singer." Actually the bird figure seems very obvious in this photo but I think it was less so in reality. I enjoy using quilting ss an element of expression. I'm less pleased with the beading and the border is clearly imperfect. My favorite thing is the name that came to me as I was working on it. How to suggest song? Maybe I succeeded. I would have preferred to work at about 8x10. I have more of the fabric, perhaps I'll make one for myself.

1 comment :

Marie aka Grams aka Gramarme said...

Lovely, I never would have thought about making a quilt that size. I haven't made an art quilt yet, but it's on my bucket list. I love your work.
I made a quilt with circles, but they were appliqued on....the easy (or for me, lazy person's) way.
Love your blog.