Monday, April 7, 2008
Not Your Grandma's Quilt
I've been researching the fascinating world of quilting instead of actually starting my quilt project (but hey, that's how I roll). For me, half the fun of any project is researching it to death and then diving in.
The world of art quilts is most intriguing. My tiny local library had a 500 page art quilt catalogue full of works by contemporary artist-quilters from all over the world. Pictured above is the work of Joy Saville. (My own project pattern, called "Turning Twenty", is terribly rudimentary compared to these masterpieces, but I enjoy the eye candy, nonetheless.)
I L-L-Love the work below by Japanese artist Noriko Endo, titled Autumn Walk - its reproduction in my book is much more vibrant and detailed than what was available on the web.
Finally, I came across a great little book about kaleidoscope quilting - a technique with which I will definately experiment after Little S's quilt is completed.