This morning by chance I found a photo of a long forgotten quilt from 2006-2008:
Also in the file I found a photo of half of it mounted in a frame – so clearly I had chopped it down and sold or given the pieces away, which I don’t remember just now; but whatever happened to those, I might have been a bit hasty in chopping it down 🙂 as I now really like it … It’s from an era in which I applied a lot of leather pieces to quilts, the best known of which, “Timetracks 1″, middle lower row, was in Quilt National 07.
Many feature holes punched through leather units as part of the design, but these myriads of little holes are out of the question now given the arthritis in my hands. The detail uppper left is Timetracks 3, one of several I made using leather for this repeat unit I have so often used. In my mind it’s a bare-bones diagram of erosion at work, one that has become important to me as the umbrella metaphor for passage of time change in all of Life itself. Interestingly there were also work-in-progress pics with my untitled discovery, so I include these partly as a belated documentation effort, but also to remind you of how my embroidery informs much of what I do.
I love stitch constructions on detached warps – aka needleweaving, and in 2007 blogged about these two pieces, Behind the Scenes 1 & 2, from 1987.