This piece is a diminitive 12"x12". It is made using the leftover pieces from Art Deco #1.
The strips were sewed together into a pieced unit, cut back apart an improvisational diagonal line and another narrow strip of either white or peach was added in. This was done 4 times to the piece.
It is densely hand quilted with tiny stitches alternating direction in each small division. The wide binding is made from hand dyed fabrics created by the artist. It blends perfectly with the commercial fabrics in the body of the piece.
This piece will be up for auction on the Studio Art Quilt Associates website (www.saqa.com)in September of 2009. This will be a reverse auction starting on September 10, 2009, and will feature many art quilts from some of the biggest names in the art quilt world. In 2008, there were over 240 pieces offered in the auction.