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Cup Mandala


Cup Mandala






Cup Mandala





65"x75" Fabric, drawings printed onto fabric, acrylic paint, machine pieced, machine quilted

I love the idea of creating my own fabrics.  I admire many artists who design for the commercial quilt fabric market.  I have incorporated one of the prints of Kaffe Fassett into this piece to show the compatibility of my fabric next to his.  I have done hundreds of drawings which, I think could be adapted into fabric designs. “Cup Mandala” is an experiment to see how my fabrics could be used in a finished quilt.  I have also added acrylic paint to the surface and I have written words around the edge to express feelings of flowing.

The central panel of this quilt began as a pen and ink drawing which I had enlarged and printed onto cotton fabric.  The 8x10 border panels, which I also had printed, began with my own design of fabric embellished with polymer clay buttons, buttons, acrylic paint and fabric paint.   The quilting design began as my own drawing, which I did to echo the design in the original drawing of the central panel.  I had my drawing programmed with the computer and quilted the piece with a long arm quilting machine.