Wednesday, March 18, 2015

New Lone Star



I just realized recently that I have been working on a series for years, a series I did not even know I had started. It is something I have had in mind for decades and it seems to circle around and whack me in the head every once in a while. After I took this Lone Star out of the frame last week, I realized I was building up a group of quilts based on the idea that I could take the name of a traditional quilt pattern and come up with my own image for it. Years ago I made this Grandmother's Flower garden:



All its flowers are in the quilting. Just last fall I finished this New York Beauty:


And a couple of days ago I got this Job's Tears off my design wall and onto the Handi Quilter frame for quilting. 


I have some ideas about the next few in the series. But now I have to quilt this new one. I better get to work. 



6 comments:

  1. Love Lone Star, and love the idea of completely fresh designs with vintage inspiration in mind. Well done!

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  2. Joe, your work continues to surprise and amaze me. I'm studying art quilt design with Elizabeth Barton; this month our theme is "line" -- and your bias tape pieces have that concept nailed. Thanks for all you do and share!

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  3. So cool to "contemporize" traditional designs. You'll never run out of inspiration! Hope you'll share how you choose to quilt Job's Tears.

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