Thursday, April 27, 2006
Folk Art Fetish
I have loved folk art for as long as I can remember. I like to make it, I like to buy it, I like to decorate my home with it, I like to read about it, and I especially like to make quilts with it!!! Even though I am trying to break out of my box with more traditional and reproduction quilts, art quilts, and even crazy quilts, I am still very drawn to simple, primitive shapes and color schemes. Here are a few from the stack.
The first photo is my version of a Pat Sloan design, "Walk in the Moonlight". The second photo is "Folk Art Frenzy" that was made following a block swap on my online group. I decided to set the exchange blocks in tilted frames that I saw in a Fons and Porter magazine a few years back. The last photo is my Christmas quilt, "Starring Christmas".
The charm of folk art just makes my heart sing!