Sunday, May 19, 2013


I've made 3 quilts recently, and none of them can be published on the web yet due to entry rules for various events.  Two of them WILL be published in a book next spring!  The book is tentatively titled Dare to Dance:  An Artist's Interpretation of Joy, and the author is Mary Kerr.

Pleinweave, made several years ago from fabric I spray-dyed especially for this quilt, and very carefully cut and pieced to keep the original color flow.  The pattern is a traditional basket lattice.

I made several smaller pieces from the leftover dyed fabrics, and more black, of course.

Update:  Look for two of my quilts at the International Quilt Festival in Houston this fall in the "Tactile Architecture" and "In the American Tradition" exhibits!  Big happy dance!
Second update:  Look for a third quilt in  the "Hands All Around" exhibit!  Holy cow!

Link to Bloggers' Quilt Festival.


CitricSugar said...

Oh, wow! I love that you dyed your own fabrics!

Sel said...

Love the design and the colour - so pretty!

straythreads said...

your hand dyes are beautiful! love the way the color moves around the center of the quilt

Vivien Zepf said...

So excited for you on your IQA acceptances!

Nina Schmitz said...

Could you lead me to where I might buy the pattern or learn how to make this quilt? My mother made a similar quilt years ago. She has past now, and I would love to mimic this with some of her shirts.

wlstarn said...

Nina, It's a basket lattice quilt. I did not use a pattern, just based it on proportion. The rectangles finish twice as long as they are wide, so you could start there & make it any size.