Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Art Every Day Month, Day 3, Hot Spots 2

Well, of course I didn't make this whole quilt today. I've been working on it for a little while and finished sewing down the binding last night. I made one very similar a couple years ago to be part of a Fiber Revolution exhibit in Botswana, Africa and it sold! I was so excited to think that I have a quilt of mine hanging on a wall somewhere in Africa. I sent another quilt to a show there again this year, but this one was made to replace the one that sold and be part of a traveling exhibit.

This quilt is made entirely of Dupioni silk. It is a slightly different layout than the first one. This one has lighter colors in the center and radiates out to darker around the edges. The first one was just random placement of the colors. I'm very fond of working with the silk and like the luster that you get with the quilting.
Detail of the quilting. Click for a bigger view.

9 comments:

Melony said...

Absolutely beautiful!!! I love the dupioni silks and the geometric theme. Lovely!

Julie Jordan Scott said...

Wow. This is absolutely gorgeous! I wish I knew how to quilt... oh, beautiful!

Karen L R said...

Norma,

I LOVE dupioni silk, and you have done beautiful things with it. The colors, design and quilting all come together to really shine. Nicely done.

Sharon said...

I'm drawn to circles on quilts. Beautiful fabrics and great quilt.

linda said...

Wow, this is a cool quilt design - I just love the colors and circular sewing ... great work!

Kathleen McKenna Murphy said...

I and drawn to circles on quilts too...the colors are beautiful.

Vivien said...

I absolutely love this! I've never worked with silk before. Where do you get such luscious colors? Do you dye these as well? Do you stabilize the silk before you sew?

sema said...

Such a gorgeous quilt! amazing work and the colors glow.
Happy to have found you through CEDM

Leah Virsik said...

Norma, I love this. It's really beautiful, your colors and the circles and the simplicity of it as well.