It’s that exciting time of the year again!
For those who can’t go to Houston we have the Bloggers Fall Quilt Festival, and here is my entry to the art quilt category …
This piece evokes the Grand Canyon where you can gaze down at millions of years of rock layers carved by the Colorado River, then up at the big Western sky.
I made this in late spring using a variety of techniques, creating strata which I pieced like bargello for the rocks at the bottom, which I then ice-dyed (soaked the piece in soda ash solution, then placed it flat on a rack in a large pan, covered it with ice cubes and sprinkled various procion dye powders over the top).
I used a similar ice-dyeing technique for the sky at the top, making several attempts before I was satisfied.
The river is a synthetic fibre. I made several trial blocks to get the curving effect.
It’s 17 inches wide and 22 inches high, and was my entry into our Guild retreat’s challenge. Our theme was the Wild, Wild West and really nothing is wilder than the Grand Canyon.
First featured here
.. and now I’m off to check out everyone else’s entries! Yay!
P.S. For the first time, I’ve entered a second quilt in the festival, in Baby Quilts