Sometimes I wonder if I have a split personality. If I look at my work, it doesn't seem to follow any sort of style at all. For example, I just finished this quilt top:
It was inspired by a mid-century modern design I saw. I used brighter modern fabrics, but interestingly, the result still fits in with the overall feel of the era. I’m really crazy about mid-century art – there’s something about the colors and shapes and sensibility that really appeals to me. They are optimistic, I think, and kind of space age-y too.
This piece has a completely different feel, to me. It’s far less fussy. But I love it too. I blogged about it last week – it was inspired by some photos I saw of the Northern Lights in Iceland.
This one is an improvised piece that I call “Stones From the River. To me, it is completely different from the others in sensibility, color – it has a natural kind of feel to it. I absolutely love it, and actually made it for myself – I’m nuts about that fabric that is in the border – wish I’d bought an entire bolt of it.
They are inspired by Andy Goldsworthy’s art. I guess these are similar, now that I look at them.
One thing you might notice is that there are very few quilts (actually none in this gallery, come to think of it) that have repeated blocks. I’ve made a number of those, I must say - mostly other people’s patterns. It’s not that I’m against them, but when I get inspired, it just doesn’t seem to come in blocks. So be it.
This is a small sample of my work, of course. There are many more around including several that use African fabrics which I can't get to the pictures of at the moment (dead computer) but I think these illustrate my point. I'd tell you to go check out my webpage, but I still don't have a web page complete (STILL! And yes I still hate computer stuff and I just can’t figure out my site on godaddy.com. I’m seriously considering just scrapping it and finding something a little more user-friendly…) Once I do, I am hoping to have a photo of every piece I've ever made to look at, just for fun and to see if there is any progression at all. I don't think there is, but maybe I just can't see it.