No, the weather in northeast Ohio isn’t that bad, though we did have snow last Sunday. I’m referring to Robert Frost, the poet. I named my latest piece after a line of his from Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening. “The woods are lovely, dark and deep” strikes me as the perfect articulation of my design.
Since I last wrote about this piece I’ve quilted it in gentle curves to suggest tree bark, and faced the edges. I also frayed the raw edges of the bias strips.
Here are some details.
I used a tree stencil, a cotton lace curtain, spray Marabu paints, commercial and hand dyed cottons, linens, edited photos I took, bias tape, and Pellon Easy Pattern. I knew I’d find a use for my experiments someday.
Here’s hoping I won’t be stopping by woods on a snowy evening for several months, but will enjoy the emergence of new leaves instead.
I’m linking to Off The Wall Friday.
15 responses to “A Touch of Frost”
I like the duality of the white tree silhouettes and the dark plant print. As I always find in your work there is so much to look at that I pause, and to me that captures the feeling in Frost’s poem, of stepping out of the routine for a minute, to decide which route to take. I like it!
I love to read about your reactions to my work. I’m so pleased you take the time to consider what I try to put into it.
And I am usually a skimmer rather than a deep viewer. Your pieces make me slow down and really study them.🙂
A perfect quilt! I like the way you have worked with thread, the quilting underlines the art design of you the piece, congratulations,
Thanks for your kind words – perfect, wow.
Oh, thank you.
Fraying the edges was an excellent idea–the more texture, the better!
I want to fray them even more. Never thought I’d be working toward that.
Lovely composition. I love how the quilting lines enhance the overall design.
Many thanks. I had closeup photos of tree trunks to help inspire me.
Love the literary connection!
The more the better.
I agree–the Frost line is the perfect name for this! I love the quilt–so much to look at.
I’m finally putting my english lit. degree to work.