Thursday, October 15, 2015
Jane's Circle Quilt
[Note: This is Alice again! Jane is out of town because of the illness and hospitalization of her dad. She sent me the narrative and the photos by email and asked that I post for her.]
I was delighted when I saw the theme this time. I had already started a series of circle quilts. It took me a while to decide what to do with this smaller version. I thought about many circle meanings, but came back to my newly defined artist identity which is: I am an abstract artist who works with fabric. I particularly love to "make" my own fabric with dyes and paints.
Therefore I created a quilt that reflects that identity. I used fabric that I had dyed and painted using a stencil I had created on a silk screen. As I was working on this quilt, I didn't want to stop; so I created a second quilt to use as the backing. I worked in the 11x14 format. I see one side as portrait confirmation and the other as landscape.
I will let you decide which is the front.
I would like to invite you to go to my art page on Facebook Heartsong Threads, Jane Hartfield, Fiber Artist to see the other larger circle quilts that I have completed.