This quilt was one of the first non-traditional art quilts I made. As such, it includes some traditional piecing as well as fabric collage with heavy thread work. I had discovered the joys of using layered thread painting to convey the contours of objects and the reflections of light on surfaces. It is based on a photograph I took of the kitchen window in a turn of the century house overlooking Cape Cod Bay, where we had often vacationed. It conveys the atmosphere of my favorite spot in that house, showing memories of the taste of wine and fresh fruit, the cool ocean breezes blowing through the curtains, and the wonderful clear light. The pieced border and the shadowed vintage print on the table pay homage to visitors who must have stayed there in years gone by.
Commercial cotton solids and prints, decorator remnants, fusible, cotton and rayon threads, polyester batting
Raw edged machine piecing, fused fabric collage, machine piecing, decorative stitching, thread painting, free motion quilting, turned binding