Saturday, May 05, 2007

A new quilt


Here is the latest contour drawing converted into a small quilt (2' x 3'). I debated over whether to bind it or not. To bind it puts it into the craft category and perhaps out of fine art. Some artist friends suggested I leave the threads and frayed edges showing. But I went for the binding with the title, "First cup, no talk," on it. I am really having fun enlarging these drawings and putting them to fabric. Must be something about giving them texture. All those years of working in clay seems to still be an influence...always seeking texture.
I find it difficult to photograph black & white work.

9 comments:

martín said...

WOW! Can anyone doubt you're an artist? It's an amazing job!!! Best wishes.

Serena said...

LOVE it!!

Francesca said...

Kay I found this through your edm link. It's beautiful! Speaking as a (sometime) art quilter I don't think it's the binding or not which stops a quilt being art but then I think there's a good argument for considering all quilts as art anyway, and yours most certainly is :)

Africantapestry said...

This is a wonderful design and you chose well to do the "first cup no talk" border, it is just perfect.
Great piece of art!
Ronell

Linda said...

THIS is great! The idea of using this type of drawing for a quilt -- that's amazing.

mARTa said...

It's been years since I've quilted and admire how you've approached it. This is a great start and certainly a dance between your art on paper and now cloth as well.

Kristin said...

Hi Kay! Kristin here. I'm hopping over from 360. Wouldn't this quilt look fabulous framed with coffee beans???

martín said...

hi kay! Me again! This time I'm tagging you. Go to my blog and see the rules, have fun! http://dibujosybocetos.blogspot.com/

Arty Velarde said...

wow, these sketch quilts are fantastic!!!