17″ x 18″
Denim and cotton fabric, fusible web, fabric glue, knitting needles, paint, batting
Fused raw edge appliqué, painted, braiding, machine and hand stitched
I wanted grass-stained denim for the background material, but did not actually want dirt on the fabric! It took a little experimenting to achieve that look with paint.
After completing a very large quilt, I needed to relax with my studio practice and enjoy the feeling of freedom – no plans, no commitments – just time to play with materials without a need to accomplish anything. I braided scraps of materials and made “God’s eyes,” a child’s craft project. I thought of the fun, and importance, of unguided play to foster imagination and experimentation in developing minds, and how that really needs to continue at any age.
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