This’n a Bright One!

I’ve been busily working on a few new art quilts for my etsy shop. It has been depleted, which is a good thing , of course. I was happy to sell a few quilts to customers and six to a fiber art gallery. That is the point in having a shop. But my etsy shop looked so empty, I had to kick it into high gear. So I’ve made several lately and working on some others. Here is one I finished recently and listed. I always use Setacolors to paint/dye my silk backdrop and whatever else I ‘m going to use for that matter. Here’s a picture which shows a bit of the background colors, that I really loved. After quilting I was not real pleased that I had covered the whole background up, my beautiful painted silk. But I liked the crazy bright thread play, you can’t have it both ways.

Fire and Ice art quilt. Hand painted silk art quilt with lively thread play.
Fire and Ice art quilt. Hand painted silk art quilt with lively thread play.

The quilting was lively you might say and I used some very intense watercolor pencils to add more color. This is one brightly colored quilt. Here are a few shots of the finished quilt. I’m warning you, if your eyes can’t stand bright light, don’t look at it without sunglasses. That’s my disclaimer.

Here's my new art quilt after the quilting is done.
Here’s my new art quilt after the quilting is done.
details of my-thread work and quilting
details of my-thread work and quilting
A closer look at the thread play
A closer look at the thread play

Published by Barbara Harms Fiber Art

About Myself & My Approach Art has always played a role in my life, in one form or another. by my teens I had narrowed my focus to painting. I decided I was going to become a serious painter. I joined the Las Vegas Artist's Guild at 15, the youngest member at that time. I was completely out of place, I tried to go unnoticed, a mute fly on the wall, with a big smile pasted on my face. I've continued to paint most of my life. After a move to Oregon years later, I was introduced to quilting and fell in love. I was introduced to quilting & fell in love. In time I missed the creative freedom painting made possible. Then I discovered mixed media fiber art, I was home. MY APPROACH TO ART It's the creative process that holds the greatest attraction for me. Starting with a tiny seed of an idea; vague and blurred around the edges, I follow where that leads. There are often many changes and adjustments along the way. The result can often be surprizing. My approach is an instinctual one. Generally, I do little pre-planning. I make creative decisions, choices, directions as they present themselves. This approach can lead to quite a few changes in the direction. I love that element of surprize! Sometimes I have one that I especially like, I can't wait to show someone. At that moment l feel like a six year old, running home from school, a drawing in hand, excited to show Mom. At those times. I'm smiling like the Cheshire cat. I’ve had some of my work published in several magazines. which is exciting. But the most gratifying thing is having clients be really happy with their purchased art quilt. Word press Etsy shop-sales Contact: inquiry Personal Links

5 thoughts on “This’n a Bright One!

    1. Thanks again for your comment, Scrapdo. I went a bit crazy with those colors. I recently attended MQX and found the Superior thread booth. All those brilliant colors they had on display there, displayed in such an appealing way, and SO many of them, oh my! It was a beautiful sight, a rainbow. I wanted them all, impossible to pick just a few, I was like a kid in a candy store.Those brilliant, bright colors grabbed a hold of me and wouldn’t let me go without buying a truckload.of them. I kept telling myself,”It’s a business deduction”to rationalize .After bringing my treasures home, naturally I was itching to try them out,.but at the time was working on 2 pastel quilts, not good candidates.When I started this one, I went for it.. TMI? Sorry I have a big mouth and am not reluctant to use it!!!


      1. I know how it feels to see and really want some stuff. I am or was a keen scrap booker and oh my I could not resist getting new paper and embelishments. Useless to say, there are still lots I haven’t used yet. I’ll use them one day when I start doing pages again.


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