It’s just past Epiphany and I have completed my first top of 2020, surely a record for me. Of course conception began quite a few months ago, and the “father,” Frank Lloyd Wright, has long since departed.
Many years ago I was captivated by stained glass windows designed by Wright, and resolved to translate them into a quilt.
Finally, in late 2019 I drew up a rough sketch to work towards my dream. I simplified Wright’s design and deleted the lines of leading.
My color inspiration came from vintage table napkins and sun prints I made from place mats. I added lots of hand dyed and other home manipulated fabrics to the mix, along with commercial solids.
I tried out many variations on the lower right section, which I won’t bore you with, and had quite the time fitting all the pieces together. Good thing I know about partial seams.
Sad to say, “Calliope” has made a liar of me. I vowed to never make another large piece. This one is 74 inches high and has proved hard to photograph.
13 responses to “New Year, New Start”
Ah, yes, I have similar ambitions, not yet realized. Glad to see you got around to it!
The year is young, so you have lots of time.
Fabulous, from colors through design.
Many thanks for the compliment.
Another WOW!!! Your interpretation is wonderful. Love the color choices and the mix of fabrics.
this is stunning!
Many thanks for the kind words.
it glows, Jenny! lovely piece.
I hope that means I captured the effect of light through stained glass.
That is a wonderful piece and truly reflects the inspiration while still being unique. I especially like the use of black, such great contrast.
Thank you. I’m glad what I tried to achieve came across.
That is a fantastic quilt! I think you captured the FLW concept well.
Thanks. Who knew FLW liked the drunkard’s path block?