Recently my husband and I took my latest quilt, City Streets, out to a small branch library in our town for some photos. It was a deserted Sunday afternoon, perfect for us to find interesting shadows and backdrops.
City Streets, 2019
Quilt No. 224, 47″ square
I made this with a fat quarter stack of Vanessa Christensen’s ombre confetti dots: I wanted to see if it was possible for me to work with one line of fabric. I almost made it, but pulled in some white grunge and a solid to offset the colorful squares. I quilted it on my Handquilter Sweet 16 using Art Studio Color 101, which looks like gold, but it’s not a metallic thread. I did the background using So Fine color 401, which is a white, but not stark white hue. I only mention these details because our last guild meeting had a speaker who emphasized this point: we should tell people what thread and fabric we quilt with.
The back, and the label:
Maybe my original design was inspired by this scramble intersection in the Ginza area of Tokyo, or by this view of Tokyo from the Government Building (below)?
Thanks to my ever-supportive husband for holding quilts, and helping find great locations for photography. Pattern coming soon.