|Echo, 31.5"x17.5" © 2012 Linda A. Miller|
Here is the recently completed Echo. Over the past year I have been exploring mark making with ink on fabric. I first discovered the technique in creative process workshops which are influenced by the brushwork of contemplative traditions. As a fiber artist, I wanted to see how this worked on fabric. It works well! Once the painting was complete, I pieced on the borders in the style of traditional Asian scrolls.
|Echo (detail) © 2012 Linda A. Miller|
In my mind, this quilt called for hand echo quilting around the ink work, with the borders being machine quilted. I added touches of hand embroidery to tie in with the red highlights. This overall style, along with the black and white theme, follows a larger quilt I recently finished for a juried exhibition (have not heard those results yet). Simplicity was an important element, as well.
The process has been satisfying. May you enjoy this quilt.