A Selection of fiber art quilts grouped around the theme nature, from flowers, birds even butterfly’s. Many in a stylized approach.
“Everything Under The Sun”
By Barbara Harms
‘Moon Song”– a silk painted, thread painting and using a trapunto like effect
“Red Egret at Water’s Edge, Late Afternoon light
Appeared in Art Quilting Studio magazine. This contemporary art quilt was first silk painted, laying down blocks of background color in beautiful aqua blue and marine greens. The water has the shimmering reflections and glimmer that are created when the late afternoon sun is reflected off the calm water.
Although applique was used in a few very limited areas,
With a few exceptions the majority of the subject matter was created using thread painting almost exclusively
The red egret was created with thread painting, layer after layer of threading , creating the variance in color and texture of feathers. It was used to create his beautiful red feathers and gray tail feathers and Head and body.
A detail of “Red Egret”
“Birds Among Cherry Blossoms”
“Is It Raining Pink?”
As you stand looking up the trunk of an old gnarled cherry tree you see a cloud of pink above. As you watch, a tiny pink blossom slowly drifts down to the pink ground below. Is it raining pink?
“Orange and Blue”
Applique was used to create many elements in this composition, creative free motion quilting is pretty and dense, as you can see. The decorative thread painting adds detail enhancing the painting and applique.