Art Quilt: Rose Window
I was invited to participate in the blog hop by my friend Frieda Anderson. Frieda makes beautiful quilts with nature themes and also teaches and sells her hand dyed fabric and patterns. Frieda and I met many years ago because we are both members of PAQA, the Professional Art Quilters Alliance. When we met, her sons were in high school and now they are grown/married/grandkids. I didn't even have kids yet(!) and now mine are in middle school/high school. We have been friends ever since. Like, forever!
I thought that this would be a good time to show you a quilt that I made earlier this spring. I was excited about attending the new show in Portland, OR, presented by Quilts, Inc, (the producers of Quilt Festival in Houston) called Quilt! Knit! Stitch! I was planning to vend with my Sophie's Toes Sock Yarn, and since the show was a new concept--crossing the boundaries of different genres of needlework, I thought it would be extra special to have a quilt in the show also.
I planned to enter the special exhibit "Coming up Roses" and I was excited about the rose theme. I've made many floral quilts over the years--I am always inspired by flowers. And this time, I wanted to do something a little different. I've been turing over in my mind an idea for many years--over a decade, actually, to do something in fabric that experimented with light. I wanted to get a stained glass effect with fabric. I don't mean a jewel-toned quilt with black sashing that mimics stained glass, but a quilt that really looks like light is shining through.