Friday, April 2, 2010
Quilting Artist Carol Overton
Carol, a skillful seamstress, upholsterer and quilter now specializes in creating her own artistic designs in fabric.
One of the quilts was a full bed cover size with a center motif of Carol's view from their cabin on a Canadian lake. This carefully selected group of fabrics depicts a sunrise over the lake reflected in the water, framed by tall spruce trees. The quilting stitches artfully express the lines of moving water, clouds and the trees.
This quilt of a horse in shades of black and white skillfully depicts the flowing mane of the horse with carefully stitched details.
The Optical Pattern in the quilt below pops open to reveal a bright red fabric as if the dragon has just jumped out at the viewer. Carol says, "In experimenting with op-art quilting designs, this piece looked as though it were about to burst open. As I was trying to imagine what might come out, I came across a wonderful dragon fabric which gave me my answer." The dragon fabric is used on the back side of this quilt. This quilt is machine pieced, appliqued, and quilted.