Laurel B. Diznoff
On Fiber Art Exhibit 2020:
Title: Fractured Flowers
I have always been inspired by patterns in nature. This spring, when the rhododendrons in my backyard bloomed, I saw different patterns in the stages of bloom: from bud, to partial bloom, to full bloom. Those were variations on the theme. I have also been inspired by how different quilt block patterns can be mixed together to make different patterns/variations.
I took two of my photographs of my rhododendrons, then making slight modifications on the computer, made my own fabric by printing out the photographs onto cloth. The fabric was then cut into three different finished size blocks: six inch, 3inch, and one inch, with the three inch and one inch blocks being randomly cut. The one inch blocks were mixed with one of three found fabrics to make three inch nine patch blocks. Solid blocks and nine patch blocks are two of the very basic blocks used in quilting. Those are mixed throughout the quilt. There are sixty-two nine patch blocks in the quilt.