Wednesday, July 15, 2015

Jane's Time Quilt




Jane’s Time Quilt

 

“Are we there yet?” “Hurry up. We are going to be late!” “Ain’t it funny how time slips away?” “She is ahead of her time.” “I wish I had started sooner” "Can't we stay a little longer?" "If only time could stand still." “How long did it take to make that?”

 

Time is such a rich and fertile concept for creative projects. I think we could use this theme all year and come up with plenty of different quilts. I know I have had some very complex thoughts about time. Sometimes I think I found art quilting too late in my life. Now I know that all we do over the years contributes to what we know about life and how we express that knowledge. I found art quilting at just the right time. “How long does it take to make a quilt?” It takes a lifetime, and I never keep a time sheet.

 

My quilt is a close up image of an hourglass. I hope you can see that. I started by dyeing a fabric deep blue for the background. Then I fused a piece of white fabric to Wonder Under, drew my image and started painting. When I was satisfied with the image, I fused it to the background and quilted and thread painted.

10 comments:

  1. Great concept! Very graphic Jane!

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  2. I love the richness of the blue in contrast to the white and gold. Your threadwork is perfect!

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  3. Love your hourglass! Especially like how you depicted the sands of time sifting through!! Yes so many time inspired ideas-I could do s theme again!

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  4. Jane, as soon as I saw the image, before I read your narrative, I thought, "Aha! An hour glass! How clever and perfect!" I like the whole thing, but especially like the dribbling sand!

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  5. An hourglass - what a perfect interpretation of time slipping away! I, too, came to art quilting late, but the key to staying young, they say, is to keep learning new things. That makes art quilting a bonaza for all of us!

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  6. The sands of time are running out for us. Let us not waste a moment and cherish our time with friends and art! That's how I feel when I look at your quilt.

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  7. Your quilt made me think of the theme from one of the day-time Soap Operas: "Like sands through the hour glass, so are the Days of our Lives." I hadn't thought of using an Hour Glass, but its perfect for this theme !

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  8. Jane, this is wonderfully done. The colors are perfect and the flowing sand is especially nice. I love it!!

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  9. This quilt has a very rich look and I wish I could examine what seems to be fabulous texture in person. Love your interpretation and feel you are absolutely correct in seeing this theme as a great springboard to a series. Life is an interesting journey - glad I get to travel it with wonderful people!

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  10. Perfect! I love that you have just depicted "the essence" or most important part of an hour glass, as less is more!

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