In Praise of Silk

Don’t miss the Silk Exhibit at the New England Quilt Museum in Lowell. My Cube Life Quilt is on display with some really extraordinary quilts by award winning quilters.

 

 

I am honored to have been given the opportunity to exhibit my Cube Life Quilt along with these fantastic quilts.

This is the second time I have made this quilt.  Here is the first one made with cotton quilting fabrics.

Pam Weeks saw my cotton version and loved it.  She said if I made the quilt in silk then she could include it in the exhibit.  This was last year some time.  I went about collecting silk for the quilt and finished it in time for the show.

This quilt went together more easily than you might think.  It is pieced in rows, or in this case columns, of paper pieced triangles and diamonds. The colored cubes are shimmering silk; the gray cubes are a more subdued linen. The background fabric is silk noil.

I became intrigued with three dimensional blocks after seeing quilts featured in Jeffrey Gutcheon’s Diamond Patchwork book. The tumbling blocks become more of a cubic space when you add sashing to each diamond and when you consider the color value and placement of the fabrics that you use.

We all spend a lot of time in cubic spaces. Many of us have spent our careers working in an office cube. Why not add a splash of color to your cube? And, silk makes it so much more luxurious!

In Praise of Silk, May 1 through August 4.

4 thoughts on “In Praise of Silk

  1. jane a Fenton

    You are a wonder Patrice. Your work is beautiful and you deserve to be shown in a silk show. Great job!

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  2. jodiequilts

    Lovely. You did a wonderful job. I can go see when I come in late June. I can’t wait to see you. It is getting closer. I bought EQ8 and it is on my Mac. Jodi

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