My neighborhood has a greenway where I often like to walk for exercise or contemplation.
My favorite route is where I can pause on a wooden bridge over a small stream. Unless there’s been
a hurricane, there is never much water flowing, but it is enough to delight my eyes and ears and heart.
Over the years, I have created several art quilts inspired by this stream, Angelica Run; two are shared here.
The quilting lines portray the flow of water, washing around the textured cobblestones in the
shallow stream bed.
The base fabric is a print of small stones. Over that is a layer of translucent
organza gathered into soft flowing folds, extending past the left and right
edges of the base fabric. Thin slivers of blue hand-dyed cotton fabric are
inside the organza folds. Large stones are made with ‘crumpled’ fabric, and
placed over the organza. The piece is quilted with metallic and rayon
threads. The effect of the whole quilt is very dimensional.
approx. 44" W x 20" H
This version is more colorful, and includes dimensional plants growing in the stream bed.