Wednesday, March 03, 2010


The photograph hopefully will show the fabric manipulation in the form of gathering stitches in the sky and water. This piece is rather large at 4'x6'. I used paper, photo transfer, pleating and gathering along with one of my old earrings!
This piece is a reminder of our many sailing trips through the British Virgin Islands and incorporates my love of color. Sky, ground, beach and water are painted with acrylics. I incorporate many trim pieces on the cottage.
Jane Stricker

13 comments:

Julia in NZ said...

What an evocative piece! I want to go inside the cottage! Good composition, with the steps to the cottage, the quilts on the line and the shapes of the trees all moving the eye around the quilt. Good job.

Janice Paine-Dawes said...

I like the texture and use of multiple fabrics. I wish I could see the gatherings more clearly. Nice job.

Art by Rhoda Forbes said...

Jane, this piece is just gorgeous. You have so much texture in the use of the different fabrics. Very inviting, love it.

Jan said...

This is a nice bright piece that draws the viewer into it and wanting to become part of the nice warmth of the area depicted. Great piece! But I couldn't find the folds in this small view. Could you perhaps re-post it at a larger size?

Linda Mac said...

This is a beautiful piece with great colors. At 4' x 6' we assume this was not a one-week project (or else you are putting us all to shame!). Very nice.

fastfriday said...

I love your composition. I'll bet at full size you feel like you could just walk right into the cottage.

Pat Havey

Betty Warner said...

Jane - I agree with all the other comments. The use of the slightly gathered fabric for the sky and water is very interesting. It would be a very different piece if those fabrics had been left flat. Great job!

Betty Warner

Cynthia Ann Morgan said...

Hi Jane, love your colors and textures and mood in this piece. I would like to live there!
Cynthia

LAQuilts said...

Very cute - I wish the photograph would show the manipulation better - I can't quite see it.

Joni said...

Jane, this piece really captures the viewer and makes them want to come on in! I love the detail you were able to achieve, it adds depth and interest, after a long winter I think we all want to come to your little island house.

Kathy Angel Lee said...

I feel as though I'm right there in the British Virgin Islands.

Carole said...

Beautiful!
Love it...sorry I couldn't get a large enough photo to see the manipulation.. but it is a lovely piece.

Cherie in Del Mar said...

Ahh...I feel the soft tradewinds and smell the tropical perfumes in the air. Terrific piece...I love it!
Cherie