screened, fused cotton, machine stitched
I knew as soon as I heard the theme that I wanted to use it as both the color and the word. I love working with text and this allowed me to include a dictionary definition which came from Webster's Seventh New Collegiate Dictionary, published by the G. & C. Merriam Company 1963. My next thought was of the pair of bright green shoes that I bought in Paris in 1967. I now had a concept of the images that I wanted to work with but needed to come up with a context to put them in. The idea of a children's coloring book emerged. If I were to design a coloring book it would be shoe-themed, and this quilt is what the "green" page might look like. My original plan was to include a "flat" green crayon, but then started to play with making a 3 dimensional one. After a few attempts, I finally constructed a crayon that I was happy with, but then thought that there was too much green ( sorry Nedra! ), so decided that the quilt "needed" a purple one instead.