I haven't been making as many wall quilts as I used to so I am going to show you some of my old ones. Remember that you can click on the photos to see better detail. Someone recently asked me about my Rapunzel quilt, and that reminded me of my series of "Hairy" quilts. I didn't set out to make a series of hairy quilts, but after making several with a vague hair theme, I decided to call them a series. The first was this one, titled Wind In Her Hair. It measures 58" x 34". It is all raw edge collaged with lots of fibers and beads couched down. Machine stitched. This is one of my very favorite quilts and I have it hanging in my studio still.
Rapunzel's Longing. I sold this one, I think it measured about 45" x 30" or so. It is also raw edge collaged with couched fibers.
Another challenge led to this quilt I titled Wind Tangled. It is a sort of self portrait. The challenge was to make something with the theme of Entanglements. I still have this one, stuffed away in a box somewhere. I like it, more of the raw edge collage work.
I think this next one could fall into the hairy quilt category:
I'm in a yahoo group called the Fiber Pirates and now and then we have what we call a Baggo challenge. All the participants gather some fabrics and embellishments together, enough to fill a one gallon zip lock bag. We send the baggo to the facilitator who then sends our bag to another participant. After you get your new baggo you make something with those fabrics and when it is finished it gets sent back to the person who's fabric you had. You don't know who you are making the quilt for until it is finished. It has been a really fun thing to do and I have 3 baggo quilts in my studio. So this was one I created, I call it Flower Girl. It is another self portrait. Looks just like me, don't you think? It resides at Becky's home now, she is the one who's fabrics I received.
I used only fabrics and embellishments I received in the bag, except for the background, which is painted cotton batting.
Last and least is this one:
Crow Woman. She is just a journal size quilt. It was meant to be a practice for a larger quilt that so far has not been made. I gave this one away. It was a first attempt to use a bit of roving and needle felting. I like the idea of it if not the execution but like I said, it was really only a mock up.
So that is a little journey through my Hairy quilt series.
Summer is about over, if you can even call what we had here a summer. It looks as though the fall rains have arrived early. Big surprise. Today I am listening to The Decemberists album, The Hazards of Love.
Hope you all are enjoying some more appropriate weather and that you will