raw edged hand-dyed cotton, organza
Canyon....hmmmm, was my first reaction, however a concept began to emerge very quickly after I read Kathy's "think stratigraphy" suggestion. Strips or "layers" of hand-dyed fabric began dancing in my head. I dyed some fabric a couple of years ago that I love, but had not had the opportunity to use so was thrilled to think that it would be perfect for this quilt. I was also intrigued to think that this would be different from most of my other work: no silk-screened images! My original plan (see photo)
was a very simple one...just thin strips of layered fabric and lots of stitching, but then I remembered that cities with large skyscrapers are sometimes referred to as "concrete canyons", and as a city girl this really appealed to me! From that thought I decided to do my layering, stitching and then chop that "fabric" up into rectangles that would represent buildings. I'm very pleased with the results and had a great time making this piece...thank you Kathy for giving me this opportunity!