Friday, April 14, 2017

Jane Hartfield's Quote Quilt "Life Is Short"

Life Is Short
Jane Hartfield’s Quote Quilt

I must admit this theme was difficult for me. It was hard for me to focus and narrow down the choices for “Quote”. I really was close to the deadline without a decision.

However, one theme kept coming back to me. During the past three months, I have lost a lot of friends. Some were pretty close friends. One former coworker. Bridge players. Quilters. A very special minister in our church. It just seemed like an uncommon number of deaths. It was affecting me deeply and reminding me once again that “Life Is Short”. I also started seeing some posts on Facebook that said Life is short, take the trip, eat the cake, buy the shoes. So I decided to make that a bit more personal.
Life Is Short
Make Art
Sit on the Beach
Drink the Wine

I really don’t think this little quilt is quite up to my usual standard, but I will explain it a little more. Three of the fabrics I dye printed while in San Antonio studying with Jane Dunnewold. The black and white circles came from a fat quarter I had purchased. I painted the words on using a squeeze bottle. Boy, was that challenging. I could work on that for months and perhaps improve, but I didn’t have the time or the inclination. Then I quilted it using motifs that I felt complimented the statement. Grapes for the wine. Waves for the beach. Echo quilting for the Art.

Be sure to look for a separate post for our next theme!