A quilt for the Quilt 21
(opening in Lowell, MA August
by Susan C.
size: 39 x 44 inches
Several intense workshops with Nancy Crow, including one
in strip piecing, have lead me to continue experimenting with the
intriguing possibilities of working with non-ruler cut strip pieced
fabrics without a planned pattern in mind. This "Windows 2000" quilt was
built "on the wall" and combines commercial fabrics, African fabrics,
overdyed commercial prints and my own hand dyed fabrics. The machine
quilting was done with a free motion, scribbling approach in both cotton
and rayon threads.
Making a two-dimensional quilt which has the appearance
of visual layering and the idea of piercings through the layers inspired
me to play with areas of apparent openings in the surface. I have been
experimenting with +’s and x’s in strip piecing which lead to a
window-look appearance, at first unintentional. Placement of the cool
and warm colors across the surface to hint of a light source outside the
area of the quilt was another play on the visual. When my son saw the
quilt and said, “Windows 2000"
the name stayed.
Susan C. Druding
I used an
improvisational 'scribbling' technique for the free form quilting in both
cotton and variegated rayon thread.
The "window panes" were also hand stitched with dark green
silk threads as seen above.
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These photos were taken with a Nikon Coolpix 950 digital camera.
all photos copyright2000 Susan C. Druding
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January 31, 2006