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A Sky Map of Somewhere Over the Midwest

17 Jan 2013
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 "While taking a red-eye flight back from the West Coast, I happened to look out the window somewhere over the Midwest. There, all of the landscape is laid out in grids, and at 30,000 feet, on a clear night, all that marks one town from the next are the streets lined by gold mercury vapor lights and blue tungsten lights. At night, the sight is magical as the scene stretches for miles as one small town after another rolls by. I would have never attempted this on a large scale quilt, as there would have been just too many buttons or beads, but on a 10" x 12" ( 25.25 cm x 30.5 cm) this small art quilt is the perfect size for what I wanted to record."


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on 17 Jan 2013 5:57 PM

that is a lot of beading work.. I like the dark quilts.

 

on 18 Jan 2013 4:04 AM

Thank you Stephanie. Yes, it's a lot of beading. The background areas, with size 10 beads = 1 sq.in.(2.5 cm sq) = 1 hrs. work.

mokidust wrote
on 19 Jan 2013 8:50 AM

So very cool, what an awesome way to represent something we all take for granted.  The perfect size too.  Bigger and the project would be too overwhelming to attempt.  Smaller is better sometimes.

mokidust wrote
on 19 Jan 2013 8:50 AM

So very cool, what an awesome way to represent something we all take for granted.  The perfect size too.  Bigger and the project would be too overwhelming to attempt.  Smaller is better sometimes.

on 24 Feb 2013 12:20 PM