Saturday, March 31, 2007

Inspiration




Lately I've wanted to make a wallhanging that honored old fashioned quilt designs. I've also found myself very interested in folk art motifs and thinking I would like to interpret these in a quilt. I've always been thrilled with vintage found objects. The other day a fellow artist posted information on an old checkers game board that was being auctioned on Ebay. I took one look at this board & all my wishes became an instant visualization. I'm working on it's creation today.
Thank you, Dixie

2 comments:

BlueJude said...

Cool beans! I love the painting of the catskills!

Garden Painter Art said...

Denise:

I love the little square quilt blocks. Brings back lots of memories. My mom was a great hand quilter and I grew up watching her quilt on her mom's very old, wooden quilt hoops. Most of her quilts were more elaborate than the squares, but lots of the quilts made by my grandmothers were simple squares. They were literally made from left over scraps from the family's clothes.

Kim
Garden Painter Art
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