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the studio archive: Fall, 1999

A new Floating Diamonds

A dear friend of mine comissioned a floating diamonds quilt from me, and I've been working on it for some time now.He wanted the colors to be vibrant and saturated. 

With this style quilt I always start by making the diamonds, all of which are pieced from 2 lenghths of ombre cloth, so that the colors shift throughout the triangles in each diamond. When the diamonds are all pieced, I need to search for the right background for them --the one that will make the diamonds look best. For this particular quilt, I did a pretty fancy thing for the background; I shibori-dyed a large piece of fabric in green and indigo. It's dark, yet has a bit of excitement to it.


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