Wednesday, July 2, 2008

Quilts






My Quilt Group is having a show at the Artreach Gallery in Downtown Portland, Oregon opening tomorrow. Three of us hung the 30 quilts by the 12 of us yesterday. It does look good.
Knotholes is a large quilt about 5 feet long and 3 high. The greens are my hand dyed fabrics. It is heavily quilted and every edge is irregular like the trees that inspired me. The black is the wall it was photographed on. It is all machine pieced.
Curve of Time is a small piece with the two black back sections pieced from many blacks in all kinds of fabrics. The overlapping section strip pieced, slashed and rejoined many times.

Pick up Sticks is part of the series including the quilt presently in the other gallery show. It is done by making a stripped piece, then slicing it up and inserting it in a black background. It is machine quilted in circles.

10 comments:

Doreen G said...

Beautiful Sandy

Carol said...

Fabulous Sandy, they are all beautiful, but the middle one is my favourite

Sue said...

...whereas I love the first, Knotholes. I love the lyrical, evocative curved lines and the colour palette is gorgeous. All are very good, of course, just the first is the one I'd choose if I could have one!

Naquaiya said...

Sandy, Oh gosh I love your blog. You do such wonderful things. I miss fabric so much, especially when I see what you have done. The journals and books are also outstanding. I think I could spend hours visiting.....I'll be back.

Sue B said...

Sandy these are fantastic!

Alis said...

Great quilts Sandy. I love Knotholes too.

Good luck with the exhibition.

abeadlady said...

Super quilts, Sandy. You did a great job on them. I think Knotholes is my favorite. I love the curvey lines.

Arline

abeadlady said...

Super quilts, Sandy. You did a great job on them. I think Knotholes is my favorite. I love the curvey lines.

Arline

Judy Rys said...

quikCongratulations Sandy. Looks like its going to be a great show. Although all of these pieces look wonderful, Knotholes is my favorite. I especially like the interaction of the curves on the left side.

Homeleightigger said...

Absolutely wonderful Sandy - I just love the big green one! Val