art quilts

Thinking with a different perspective

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This is another quilt I’ve been working on. It was commissioned by a client that I have enjoyed working with on numerous occasions. When I say working with her, it has been just that, a collaboration really.

She comes up with some very interesting and unique ideas for commissioned work. For example take the word fire, she gives a simple idea , then let’s me run with it. Just think of the possibilities. Continue reading

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Update, Whew. I’ve Been Keeping Busy

I’ve been working fast and furious

I’ve been focusing on several quilts. As I’m wrapping up the Stained Glass Window quilt, it occurred to me that I may not have posted photos of  the other quilts I’d finished.They are both painted silk with thread painting.Here are a few photos. Both quilts are available on my website.http://barbaraharmsfiberart.com

They are both painted silk with thread  painted,

Pink Blossoms Blue Sky

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Detailed view of the thread painting on Pink Blossoms Blue Sky

Pink Against Blue a fiber art quilt

Details of dogwood thread painting

The Red Egret art quilt 

              Here’s the other art quilt I’ve finished, the Red Egret, I began this art quilt with silk painting the                                   background. While doing that I roughly blocked in the color areas where the features of the design would later be placed. The egret was created almost exclusively with thread painting,

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A pictue of the art quilt Red Egret in it’s entirity

The paints I mixed for the water I added a sprinkle of glitter to create the glints of  that are reflected off the glassy surface of the water. light makes when reflected

Red Egret fiber art quilt by Barbara Harms

               A detailed look at the thread painting that created the feathers.

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Red Egret Fiber Art Barbara Harms

So there they are, a couple of the quilts I’ve finished. Next post I’ll show you the 3rd, a stained glass window quilt..  commission