Sunday, June 6, 2010

Close up

For IF: Birds are Prehistoric, right?

This is a close-up of the tessellation I used for my printed paper quilt, Mrs.Swift Learns to Speak Boy. It is a hand-colored photogravure print, and was used as the border for the quilt. If you'd like to see the whole thing, it is posted here:
This is how far I am: the tessellations have been sewn together and hand colored, but they are not yet sewn to the quilt face. I'm off to Japan and S. Korea tomorrow, so when I get back, I can finish it up. Then, I'll make paper for the batting and we can have our first quilting bee!

I'm so excited: while I'm in Kyoto, I'm going to a printing class taught by Michigan native and Japanese trained printmaker Richard Steiner. Can't wait!