February 16, 2015
Work in Progress – Ice Jam, Update 4
Bitter cold, various types of frozen precipitation, and intense winds are shaping my experience of the world this month. The Susquehanna River has frozen over, once again transforming the landscape. It’s a good time to be in the studio, with the warmth of the coal fire, and finish up with Ice Jam.
I finalized the design and pieced together the supporting quilt, using the collagraph prints and strips of patchwork. The center portion is plain fabric, as it will be covered by the needlefelted river center panel.
It’s definitely coming together at this point. The background quilt is being layered and stitched, and the center panel is getting lots of handbeadwork. Stay tuned for the reveal!
To see the evolution of this work in progress, and pictures of the Susquehanna River ice that inspired it, click on Ice Jam in the sidebar, or go here.