July 5, 2012

Two Cyanotype Quilts Featured in “The Quilt Life”

I’m thrilled to share that two of my art quilts with cyanotype imagery are featured in the August 2012 issue of The Quilt Life magazine.  They  illustrate the article “Solar Powered Surface Design” by Irene Berry. Also featured are quilts by other artists working with cyanotype - Sandra Sider, Jane Walton, Tafi Brown, and Carol Newby.   I am honored to be in such distinguished company!
Shown are Columbine:
And Plume Poppy:
Plume Poppy
It’s a very good article, a basic primer on the process with references to resources, including my supplier of choice, Blueprints On Fabric (no affiliation except as a longtime satisfied customer). And of course, there’s a wealth of other information and quilty goodness in this issue, so be sure to get yours either online or in the bookstore/fabric store.

I never set out to become a cyanotype expert, I just was intrigued enough by the process to give it a try.  Once I did, I was smitten, and driven to keep experimenting.  I’m a long way from exhausting the possibilities, either in making prints or incorporating them into my quilt designs.  How lucky am I, to be doing the work I love, and to be able to share it?  I wish you all the same.


jalinde said...

I love your quilts. I tried printing cyanotypes on fabric, but when I wash the fabric the blue turns brown. What am I doing wrong?

Sue Reno said...

Jalinde, you need to use a phosphate-free detergent, it's the phosphates that turn it into a brown print (which some people do dliberately). See here:http://www.blueprintsonfabric.com/instructions.php
Hope that helps, good luck, and have fun.

Ali said...

More of your beautiful works - you do keep good company! Love Plume Poppy - simply gorgeous :)

DeCamp Fiber Arts Studio said...

How wonderful to have your lovely quilts published!

Vivien Zepf said...

How exciting!