Thursday, October 10, 2013

Cosmic Cosmos

This piece, which I am calling “Cosmic Cosmos,” is all stitched and ready for facing. I am donating it to the International Quilt Association’s Silent Auction, which will take place at International Quilt Festival in Houston later this month. If you are going to Festival, please bid this baby up!

Here are some detail shots.

This is a wholecloth painted quilt (which means I started with white cotton fabric and painted the design), quilted with Aurifil Cotton Mako 50- and 40-weight thread. 

It is based on this photo I took on my iPhone while out walking my dog one morning last week. I post these photos regularly on Facebook; I call them “Beauty on my Morning Walk” because I look for lovely and interesting things that make me feel happy to be alive. (If you are not my Facebook friend and would like to be, please send me a message and a request!)

“Fall Color” takes a first place at MQX-Pacific!

Fall Color by Susan Brubaker Knapp (2013)
15" x 20"

I just found out that my piece “Fall Color” took first place in the Small Wallhanging category at MQX – Pacific Northwest 2013! The event is being held this week and weekend in Portland, Oregon. 

I made this piece using fusible applique, then heavily threadsketched it to add all the detail before quilting it. It was featured earlier this fall in AQS’s American Quilter magazine.