Thursday, August 21, 2008

Mid Century Utilitarian


Introducing the 2nd piece in my newest line of functional art quilts. (Wow, 2 new pieces in 10 days... the devil must be ice skating!) Just like the one previously posted here, this too was inspired by mid-century design and also by those beautiful, faded utilitarian quilts, often made in the past by farm woman, from used pieces of wool and dyed indigo cloth. (Although mine is 100% cotton).


I tried to emulate the look and feel by choice of color, and simple construction. I also washed this piece as a final step in its construction to give it that puckered, aged and worn look. And just like my first quilt in this series, this one also functions both as a decorative piece of art which can be hung on the wall, and as a functional object that can be used. Available now in my Silly BooDilly Shop.

And one more "Thank You" to everyone who left comments on my last two posts, and/or sent me emails. I treasure each and every one of your responses. It is nice to know that there is so much thoughtfulness, kindness, support, love and understanding out there!

19 comments:

Gunnels blog said...

I really like this Victoria!

bunzi said...

very lovely! love the colors

karen said...

Lovely work and I agree, it really says 'utility quilt'.

Cicada Studio said...

You've done it again, my dear! Excellent work. I love the balance and tonality of this piece.

Rosebud Collection said...

What a beautiful job you did..Just wonderful work..

Sandra Ree said...

You do such great work, Victoria! I absolutely love this one too!

It takes me forever just to finish a piece of needlework and you've finished 2 new pieces in 10 days! That's definitely talent. :D

Amy C said...

Its simple, complex and beautifully deatiled all at once.

Bonbon Oiseau said...

so beautiful--i really love how subtle it looks--just lovely!

Alissa said...

Wow - I really love this! Your stuff is so unique and beautiful.

please sir said...

Great work! I love dyed indigo...so beautiful!

Anil P said...

Beautiful colours indeed.

Rachel said...

Beautiful! I really like the idea of using it as a runner!

Mrs.French said...

stunning...want it! talented woman you!

Hey Harriet said...

Wow! You have been productive to complete 2 in 10 days! This is beautiful!

Your post days have been different this week. You've tricked me! Keeping us all on our toes :)

Victoria said...

Thanks everyone!

Yes, Harriet, I was getting way too predictable with my posting schedule! Time to mix it up a bit!

hens teeth said...

You are cooking on gas girl!

I think it is stunning.

Jackie said...

Just lovely, especially because you washed it.

Mixed Species said...

Looks great. I'd splay out on that quilt any day of the week!

picciolo said...

Hi, I love your new work! I've just been reading the posts I mised while on holiday, I'm glad you are out of feeling blue, what a gorgeous photo of you and your girls
: )