Mill Wheel Garden

24 Feb 2012
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This large commissioned art quilt, 50.5"W x 32"T (128.5cm W x 81 cm T) is based on a full size mill wheel embedded in the client’s two story chimney. The striking stonework compelled me to include it as the focal point in this composition. Outside, there’s a small frog pond which is a favorite of hers, so it was great, good fun to search for frog buttons and beads on eBay. Lace and metallic treasures helped to create the feel of light sparkling across the surface of the water. I am particularly pleased with the way this piece looks when sidelit, as the vast array of textures can be seen at their optimal. Her house is surrounded by lovely, extensive landscaping which this piece tries to emulate. So, now the client has nature inside and outside of her house.


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okieLinda wrote
on 27 Feb 2012 11:17 AM

Ive never been a fan of emblessed quilts before but yours is wonderful ,I have done alot of bead work in my day and only do quilts now for 20 years but your work reminds me of the antique work that isnt done now too. Major Kudos on this piece whether others realize what youve accomplished here or not ,You rock and roll :)

 

on 6 Mar 2012 8:48 AM
Dear OL, thanks so much for yur compliment. I've studied a lot of old techniques, including a magnificent book on the beaded embroideries of the Lesage house in Paris. One of my fantasies is to go there and study for a month.
on 6 Mar 2012 8:48 AM
Dear OL, thanks so much for yur compliment. I've studied a lot of old techniques, including a magnificent book on the beaded embroideries of the Lesage house in Paris. One of my fantasies is to go there and study for a month.
Anne lundy wrote
on 27 Mar 2012 10:46 PM

This is  just breath taking !!   Did you    post this  just to torment me ? ! ?!???? Your work is  just  unblievable ! 

on 28 Mar 2012 12:53 AM

Dear Anne, thanks so much for the kind comment. It was one of my largest commision pieces to date. Here's a link to the blog page where I wrote more. about this piece..

http://www.fiberfantasies.com/wordpress/?p=1255