We move forward from two successful exhibitions in 2016 in Prague and in the USA to the challenge of an exhibition in the Netherlands in the Autumn. We continue to work on A2 sized pieces in portrait format and will be producing four pieces over the year with the theme of 'Freedom'. An essential part of our art is working in series to a common format which does give us all a framework for our creative endeavours.

Tuesday, 12 November 2013

Bamboo V

Here is the fifth in my series featuring my loyal little bamboo plant.  I have studied the plant from many different angles, but never from the top looking down.  I took a quick snapshot of the top view and made a few sketches to determine the best arrangement of the leaves.  I determined the value scale using gray marking pens.  Once I had the design I liked, I made the quilt.  I used commercially dyed fabrics and also some of my own hand-painted silk.  The piece is raw-edge applique and is machine quilted.  I purchased the button attached at the center of the quilt at this year's International Quilt Festival in Houston.  The button is hand-made using polymer clay. 



  1. This looking down gives a rather abstract view of the bamboo which I like :-)

  2. Lots of great colours and an unusual angle for bamboo.Bet you had a wonderful time in Houston! Elaine.

  3. Love the colours and great perspective!

  4. Frances the differing direction and textures you have achieved with your machine quilting really ad depth to your piece as does the maroon piece behind your wonderful button.