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End of Season

As I was struggling to move toward abstraction, a friend suggested that I select a theme or motif and use it in a first, representational, quilt; then to try a semi-abstract quilt that still retained the key elements or motif; and finally to move toward more abstraction, still retaining the elements that intrigued me in the first place. I love autumn and its colors, so I selected pumpkins and red maple leaves as my autumn motif. The first quilt was done using Ruth McDowell's precision piecing techniques. The second retained the shape and colors that I liked so well but lost the representational aspect. The third was done in a Sue Benner workshop, where Sue had us seek inspiration for our abstracts from artists whose work we admired. Karen Rosasco's paintings served as my inspiration.


End Of season - I
37" x 32", 2014
Private collection
End of Season - II
25" x 20", 2014
End of Season - III
25" x 18", 2015
Private collection
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