Nellie"s Needles

Sunday, April 02, 2006

Market Mania

"Market Mania" -28"x24" - 1997

When I first started quilting in 1994, I developed what I called "accordion quilting". This form of presentation gives visual movement to geometrical shapes. Consequently, I used it to convey the changeability and action of the stock market. This was made to meet a SMQ guild challenge to make a piece using "primary colors plus black and white".

Accordion quilting, hand embroidery (wrapped quiltstitches in border), hand quilting, machine pieced

cotton fabric (newsprint fabric was from husband's outgrown pj's), cotton threads, Strathmore archival paper, cotton batting

1997 Dogwood Arts Quilt Show - Knoxville, Tennessee
Awarded Honorable Mention
2006 Festival of Quilts - Folklife Museum - Farragut,Tennessee

Detail Photos:
All the blocks are constructed flat like the corners.

Viewing from left of center.

Viewing from right of center.

Viewing from straight-on (center).

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