Tuesday, April 29, 2008

My Journal Quilts were begun about 2 years ago.  I decided to make one quilt each week.  The purpose was to try new techniques and to force myself to produce a piece of work in a short period of time so that there would be very little chance to edit myself as I was working.  It's been a very freeing process.

For this Journal Quilt, I took two pieces of the same fabric, sliced each one into equal-sized vertical strips, then sewed them back together, alternating strips from each of the original pieces.  The process was then repeated, slicing horizontally this time, and reversing the direction of every other strip before sewing them back together.  The result is a woven look without having to do any weaving.

Sunday, April 27, 2008


Welcome to my world of art quilts!  I enjoy designing and creating the pieces you see here, and I hope you'll come along on the journey with me.  I use hand-dyed and hand-painted fabrics as well as commercial fabrics with lots of texture and pattern.  Be sure to check out my web site, www.artquiltsbydiane.com, for more of my designs.


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