Wednesday, August 08, 2007

Going for Baroque


Tepeyac
20 x 27

I just finished this new piece in my Madonna series. Debra and I have been encouraging and inspiring each other over on our shared blog The Madonna Idea.

You can click on this image for a better view. There are some close-ups and a few notes over on the other site. Be sure to check out "Continue," Debra's latest quilt in the series.

10 comments:

Finn said...

Wow! I am blown away by your Madonna, Barb! She is just awesome...love the embellishments. Too much seems just right somehow. And the skeleton fabrics and especially the buttons are wonderful..*VBS*
It looks like you embellished each skeleton's eyes in that upper section? Yes? And the teeth? Really cool! The ric-rack is a great touch, especially with the stitching on it. Keep up the great work. Hugs, Finn

Susan said...

Really interesting to watch both of you create these pieces. Having grown up in the SW, and being familiar with Day of the Dead, I'm fascinated by what you two are doing with combining a lot of ideas I'm used to seeing in places like Phoenix Art Museum and San Xavier Mission.

Sonnja said...

Hello Barbara,

What a work! Beautiful!
Kind Regards,

Sonnja

Gerry said...

This is a beautiful piece. I like the vine growing up the side. And the bead work around the Madonna really compliments her.

Rian said...

Great work! Absolutely stunning!

Allison Ann Aller said...

Fantastic, Barbara!
The embellishments are just perfect....while it still "feels" totally like a quilt, if you know what I mean. Love that.

dee said...

your piece is so beautiful-great work. I love the Madonna pieces.

Samantha said...

That is truly stunning!

Ms. Jan said...

I found your blog via Finn and I'll definitely be back. This is one awesome quilt and I absolutely love the Dia de los Muertos fabric and Our Lady. Excellent!

Anonymous said...

I just started quilting and thought a quilt of Mary or the Sacred Heart would be nice, maybe in a stained glass window style or something. I'm glad to see someone out there showing me that it's not only possible, but works, and can be done in various ways. Thanks for sharing!