Sunday, May 20, 2012

Bloggers Festival

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.

Crop Circles
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. Ottawa, Ont. 2006
Pacific Northwest Quiltfest Biannual Juried Show Finalist. Seattle, WA. 2006
American Quilter’s Society Paducah Quilt Show Finalist. Paducah, KY. 2007


  1. wow, that is such a beautiful quilt! I love it.

  2. That's a very ingenious design, and I can tell a lot of work went into it. The colors are perfect, too.

  3. Wonderful Cathy, love it!

    Best Wishes
    Kay in Scotland

  4. What an interesting and meaningful quilt! I love the colors you have chosen.

  5. WOW! this is fantastic! Love the colors and the design. You are very creative!

  6. Love that you dye your own fabric - lovely!

  7. These colors caught my eye in an instant! Love love love the color choice and arrangement!!!

  8. looks like a winner to me! I love the design and the colours that you have chosen.

  9. I love the modern look, beautiful:))

  10. Love your original design. I have always been drawn to circles your quilt uses them so well.