Rainbow Cloud Quilt / Negative Space

Rainbow Cloud Quilt / Negative Space, 2012, 52″ x 68″  Made with hand-dyed and commercial solids, machine pieced, hand appliqué, hand quilted.

Inspiration

I imagined this piece as large, sensual drops of black rain or tears during a time of sadness and loss. As I was making this quilt I realized that there is a lot of rainbow around the dark spaces in life. I guess we can choose which parts to see, the positive or the negative. I like keeping both in view. All rainbow would be grandiose, and all dark, morose.

Construction

I developed a bias strip curve patchwork technique for this modern improv quilt.  I machine pieced free-cut continuous bias strips to create the curved lines, and then hand-appliquéd the large curved patchwork segments to the strip-pieced background. I created Negative Space one step at a time through an improvisational process without templates, sketches or rulers.

It’s for sale! Contact me or see it on Etsy.

 

This entry was posted in 2012 Quilts, My Creative Process and tagged , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink.

9 Responses to Rainbow Cloud Quilt / Negative Space

  1. Michelle says:

    How did you bind it?

  2. Janet says:

    This is very wonderful. I’ve loved watching it come together.

  3. I always love reading about your process. Another fantastic quilt. The hand stitching is always beautiful.

  4. Rossie says:

    It’s awesome!!!!!

  5. Anna says:

    Hey wow, I just love that. And can relate to that feeling, too… Great work Sherri.

  6. really gorgeous, just wish I could afford it. congrats on such a beautiful quilt.

Anybody Else?

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

You may use these HTML tags and attributes: <a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <cite> <code> <del datetime=""> <em> <i> <q cite=""> <strike> <strong>