Today, I’ve chosen 3 of my own personal favorite art quilts, allquite different from one another.  The first, Across The Pond, is one of my recent pieces which was begun in a class by a wonderful artist and teacher, Elizabeth Barton. It’s based on some photos of the Marine Laboratories in Woods Hole, taken by Andy Sexton. Perhaps more planned than most of my work but I learned so much in the making of it. I actually did this after the class because I had to get home to dye all the fabric to make it.

Across The Pond. web.
Across The Pond

The next is a digital printout of sections of a watercolor I did, then appliqued the pieces onto a fabric backdrop, then quilted it. It reminds me of early days in San Francisco hanging out drinking espresso, usually laced with good stuff, with good friends.


Espresso . web.

Tea For Two was one of my first art quilts made in 2012. It hangs in my kitchen.


Tea For Two small
Tea For Two

Day 1, 2 and 3:

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Posted by:turtlemoonimpressions

The natural world is phenomenal and so much of the man-made world - our architecture, our cities - are stunning accomplishments. They exist hand in hand in both beautiful expressions and sometimes disastrous manifestations. Our entire existence with the natural and the invented is intertwined – each dependent on the other, even as my art evolves, each breathing in the wake of the other. Surface design is one aspect of the process that I love. I thoroughly enjoy the play with color, value and construct, particularly the improvisation which starts with one thing, an idea, a glimpse of a vision, perhaps something that captures my eye for a moment in time and it grows organically. I become focused on whatever piece I'm working on and follow my muse to find my way.

4 replies on “Day 3 of 5 Day Art Challenge

  1. I love your across the pond quilt- The blues just jump off the screen, and the composition is really lovely. So fun to find out they’re from Woods Hole, I spent a wonderful summer researching there many years ago- it’s a wonderful place.


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