I took full advantage of a critique group, which I found to be extremely helpful. I tore apart one of my quilts, the original "Let Them Be Left," and made a couple of quilts from the one (one of which I didn't like at all and is not shown here or included in this series.) Then I went on to make 2 more in a series focusing on my own personal voice and responding to critiques from some other fresh and knowledgeable eyes, besides my own.
|Let Them Be Left, machine pieced, quilted and appliqued. Included are digital images as well as|
hand carved and printed images.
|Detail, Let Them Be Left, also shows some tiny fish at the top that are hand painted and transferred onto this piece.|
The digital photo, actually taken by Andy Sexton in Woods Hole Harbor sewn onto a piece of eco dyed and
|"In The Weeds" also uses some rusted fabric along with commercial fabrics and some recycled silks. It's also machine pieced, although there are only 3 pieces, and machine quilted and appliqued with free motion thread painted details.|
|Detail of "In The Weeds."|
|Detail, "Sea Anemone Dreams."|