Tuesday, June 2, 2009


I’ve started a new quilt series, this one inspired by my quilting hero Melody Johnson. It’s based on the traditional “ROYGBIV” rainbow, otherwise known as Red, Orange, Yellow, Green, Blue, Indigo and Violet. I’ll be focusing more on Magenta rather than Red, Cyan rather than Blue and beyond that it should be pretty straight forward. I expect to use this series of seven quilts as the focal point of my living room gallery space when they are complete.

I started out by hand dying and painting a series of cottons, silks and linens. I’m thrilled with how they turned out and have had them laying out on a table in my studio for the better part of a month or so, just waiting for the time and emotional energy to sink myself back into them. May was a difficult month around here. It has been some time since I’ve found “the zone” where the work consumed me and brought me the joy it once did. One of these days the mojo will return, until then I am no less an artist. And so I create.
I’ve started with the Magenta and have an about 18x18 square pieced. This is hand dyed cotton, linen, and white on whites plus some bits of commercial fabric - mostly batik. I am considering all my options at this point so it will be interesting to see where the creative process takes me this time.


  1. The fabric is fabulous and to "dye" for, I just love it! Magenta is absolutely gorgeous. One of my most favorite colors. I am looking forward to seeing more.

  2. I want this quilt!
    just out of curiosity, how much do you charge for something like this?

  3. Just paying a visit to local bloggers. Our themes greatly differ, but I have a question.

    Do you per chance sell these quilts at any local art shows, such as for example, the Waynesboro Fall Foliage Festival?

    Good colors....keep me happy.

  4. I just love your fabrics! If you are tired of it, please send it to me.



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