Monday, February 19, 2007

Something in silk . . .

. . . for an exhibition at the Macclesfield Silk Museum in April. Using what I learned from Sharonb's 100 details last year, and elements seen in patterns and print blocks at the museum (see earlier posts) I made this crazy p. block. All the fabrics, and all the threads (save small amounts of 2) are silk, and the patterned bits are from the pieces on which I did rubbings from a print block using oilbars. Some rows are adapted a bit. The block is mounted on a piece of board, as requested by the museum.

10 comments:

Anja´s Wunschpunsch said...

Oh this is a very fantastic work. I like it.

Margaret said...

This is spectacular. I can only aspire to such a crazy quilt block. I will look at it often as I work on my first one.
Margaret

Dy said...

This is really lovely, the colours are so rich and the stitching is gorgeous.

Elizabeth said...

This is beautiful work, Barbara! I spent quite a while looking and still feel as if I'd not taken in every lovely detail that was there.

Pat said...

I like everything about this,the colours and stitching are lovely, it already looks like a precious antique.

Misa said...

The following words exited my mouth when I saw your block: "Oh my god, that's sooo beautiful."

And it is. It is very beautiful.

kay susan said...

This is really beautiful. Way beyond what I normally think of as CQ. Fabulous piece of work!

Virgi said...

Just amazing! Your work is very inspirational!
Congratulations. It is really a piece of ART.

Beate said...

fantastic work - spectacula- just really beautiful

Jo in NZ said...

This is beautiful block. I love that it is all stitching. Although I love SRE, it is lovely to see a block done so well just with stitching.