Friday, May 15, 2015

Bloggers Quilt Festival: Mini-Quilt Entry

Welcome to all those who clicked over from the Blogger's Quilt Festival.  As usual, Amy has done a great job organizing so if you haven't checked it out yet, please do.  

For those who are new here, I'm Shannon (from Moore OK) and I mostly make art quilts, but also love to make bags and attempt to make clothes.  I hope you'll consider stopping by again sometime.  

This is my entry for the mini-quilt category, and I made it as a donation for the annual SAQA auction.  For more information about this quilt, you can check out my previous post about it.

After working out my design (in this case using Adobe Illustrator)  I painted white polyester fabric with latex house paint in blue-grey-purple and then quilted.  The silhouette of the person is cut out of adhesive foil which I used as a stencil for shading in the silhouette with Shiva paintsticks. 

Finally I added more paint to the window frames and then cut out the windows. My goal was for the pieces to evoke thoughtfulness and reflection.  Maybe hopefulness or calm, or even anxiety or sadness.

This one was actually one of three I made at the same time, here you can see them all together; each just a bit different.

Thanks again to Amy for hosting this year's Blogger's Quilt Festival and to all those who clicked through to see my work.


  1. It's so cool to read about your process. I think my favorite is of the 3 is the one with the window open.

  2. What an interesting process. The quilters from SAQA always amaze me with their creativity. I love seing the series. I really like the open window.

  3. Thanks for sharing your quilt. Yes, I thought of sadness when I looked at it, but I guess it will evoke different emotions in whoever looks at it. Fantastic work...really would like to learn more about this.

  4. Very different process than what I usually think about or see! To me, this one evokes a sense of sadness or loneliness, while the middle one of the three seems much more hopeful, undoubtedly because of the open window! So interesting that such similar "pictures" would create such different moods! Well done!

  5. What a great idea! I love your design and wonderful quilting :)
    Greetings from Poland

  6. That is such an great quilt series. It is amazing to see the dimension and emotion you have created with such a limited color palette.

  7. Shannon you certainly reached your goal - your three quilts evoke all those emotions and moods. The way your figures are each standing at window, looking out, also makes me think of "wishing for things to change" and because the windows are light - perhaps "hope" too.. Your work is stunning to say the least!

    Have a great time at the BQF!

  8. What an incredible series - yes they evoked thoughtfulness for me, loved seeing and reading about your technique.

  9. wow - really clever design - thanks for sharing !

  10. Yup, sadness, loss, pondering...some of the thoughts I had when I first saw this intriguing piece. Thanks for sharing the process. Love reading about that. It's got my vote.

  11. Thank you for talking about the process of making this quilt. Very interesting! Your work is powerful!
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