I have added a link to Amy's Blogger Festival. I have chosen my art quilt Crop Circles to the List of quilts. I feel I learned a lot making this quilt. I used mostly my hand dyed fabric and used free form cutting (no ruler) make it. I had to really think about how the parts were going together. I knew I wanted to make fields with the circles on it but also wanted to make it pleasing to look at. It was what I call a brain buster. It took my months to do. I have left my images very large so you can view the details.
Original design by Cathy Tomm
Size 50” wide x 62” Tall
Statement: Fields of green and purple are cut by roads and encroached on by urban growth into some of the best farming lands. The myth of aliens leaving crop circles might be easier to explain then all the real troubles farmers have been facing. Urban growth, mad cow disease, chicken flu, fluctuating, commodity prices, rising fuel costs and increased debt plus all the regular weather risks of farming. Hats off to the real farmers from an Ag Grad
Techniques: Custom Machine Quilted on Longarm Machine, Hand and Machine Appliqued, Button Embellishment, Binding is multi pieced to repeat inner part.
Shows that Crop Circles has been juried into:
Canadian Quilter Association 18th National Juried Show Finalist.
, Ont. 2006 Ottawa
Quiltfest Biannual Juried Show Finalist. .
2006 Seattle, WA
American Quilter’s Society Paducah Quilt Show Finalist.
2007 Paducah, KY.