Sunday, May 11, 2014

HAPPY MOTHERS DAY

Original drawing by Jane graham 1941
Quilt by Betsy Brown 2014




Friday, February 28, 2014

New Fabric Postcard

Here is a new fabric postcard card I made for LB's new job.

Wednesday, February 12, 2014

Sun and Moon Series

I have created 3 new abstract quilts: Sunrise, Harvest Moon, and Eclipse.  These bold designs are a departure from my usual work, but I wanted to challenge myself to go in a new direction.  I am very happy with the results.



Wednesday, January 29, 2014

Ice Dyed Fabric

Ice dyeing seems to be trendy these days, so I thought I'd give it a go. I soaked some fabric in soda ash and water for about 30 minutes, and let it drip so that it was almost dry.  Next I put the fabric on a plastic screen that was elevated in a large plastic container, put a mound of ice on top, then sprinkled dye over the ice.  It took a long time for the ice to melt. I left it alone until the next day, rinsed it out and put in the washing machine.
 I like the unpredictability of the process.   

Monday, July 15, 2013

Shalom Star Quilt

This quilt has a pieced background, and is machine appliqued and machine quilted.  I used commercial and hand painted fabrics.
This photo was taken before the piece was quilted.   I like how the light is coming from behind to give it a stained glass affect.


Friday, June 14, 2013

Portal Quilt

During my photography days in art school, I created unique images and textures by burning slides with a match – the results were always surprising…
My quilt “Portal” uses one of these images creating what looks like an opening, or a passageway.
The main piece was quilted first and couched with yarn; then, I created the separate photo-image quilt and appliqu├ęd it to the main piece.