stylized nature

Stylized Nature

A Selection of fiber art quilts grouped around the theme nature, from flowers, birds even butterfly’s. Many in a stylized approach.

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“Everything Under The Sun”   


 Moon song– painted, thread painting and using a trapunto like effect


Egret water edge

A detail of “Red Egret” a silk painted art quilt. 

silk painted red egret Barbra Harms
Red Egret silk painted, with extensive thread painting.

“Red Egret at Water’s Edge,  Late Afternoon

 Soon appearing in Art Quilting Studio magzine.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, most of the quilt’s design was created with thread painting. The red egret  was created with layer after layer of thread painting. It was used to create his beautiful red feathers and gray tail feathers, Head and body.

With a few exceptions the majority of the subject matter was created using thread painting almost exclusively

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A detail of “Red Egret” 


Barbara Harms Fiber Art

“Color Melts”A silk Painting.

Cherry Tree with Birds“Birds Among Cherry Blossoms” 


“Jelly Fish Love”hand painted, applique and thread painting


After the Rain Shower

“After the Spring Shower”

A Bugs Eye View
“Bug’s Eye View”  A commission 


Lunar Eclipse

Lunar Eclipse over a large city sitting at the base of a flowing river.



Detailed view

 “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?


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“It’s Raining Pink”





Beautiful flowers, fern like foliage and long twisted. Such an interesting tree.





“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.




Sunflowers For Cyndy – a comissioned work


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