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Friday, August 26, 2011


A painted Italian terracotta plaque circa 4th century BC inspired Fandango. One of the oldest ornamental motifs is the palmette—also known as a fan. Interpreted in lively colors, the fan shapes prompted the name Fandango meaning “go & dance”.

The quilt is made of 16 blocks with fan & scroll shapes surrounded by a scroll border. Although each block construction is identical, the placement of color determines the overall design.

Saturday, August 20, 2011


When just about everything is uncertain, I look to the predictability of God's magnificence in nature for a dose of stability. This plum tree produces fruit every summer like clockwork.

When it flowers in the early spring, a plum tree will be covered in blossoms. In a good year approximately 50% of the flowers will be pollinated and become plums. Flowering starts after 80 growing degree days.

Character is like a tree and reputation like a shadow. The shadow is what we think of it; the tree is the real thing. Abraham Lincoln

Friday, August 12, 2011

The World

A giraffe, elephant, mouse and snail camouflage transitions between air, water and land.
The butterfly is inked and painted on white fabric and appliqued with fusible web.

Sunday, August 7, 2011

The World

In my quilt, The World, fabric paint and pens create the moon and stars.

The tree and snake are constructed of one piece of commercial batik with the snake materializing by the magic of paint and pens. Ditto for the cat's eye and nose.