I’ve begun to take some of the  pieces that I printed this summer and transform them into wholecloth quilts.  This one I’m calling “Solar” and stitched it both by machine and by hand. It’s  about 14″ X 21″ inches.  I’m pretty happy with how it turned out.  This was sun printed using Jacquard Solar Fast Ink.


Linking up with Nina Marie’s Off The Wall Friday post.

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.

13 replies on “Wholecloth Quilts In The Making

    1. Thanks! I usually placed a sheet of acrylic over the top if it was windy, at least for awhile. Also, I used large acrylic trays to place the while thing in before I applied the leaves and, to some extent, this keeps them a bit protected (the kind you buy as a molded picture frame)or placed the trays over the cloth.


  1. beautiful colours, layers, textures. great work! if you get a chance sometime, post a bit on how you got those leaves and ferns printed on? it looks really cool. I’m not familiar with the process you’ve used but am quite intrigued! very impressed with your hand stitching


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