Polar Opposites. How Does Your Garden Go?

Orange and Blue Field



2 garden quilts


I’ve started two new garden quilts. They may both have garden themes, but they are polar

opposites. The first quilt, with the black background is the crazy funky. I made no attempt to

achieve any look of realism . When I get to the point of working on finishing the applique and

thread work, I plan on using the most outrageous screaming color, as I can find, with fun

quilting motifs. It’s loud, it’s bold, with lots of bright color. It might appeal to more modern


Funky Flowers




 Orange  Blue Field


My second garden may have more appeal to those whose tastes run to soft florals., a bit of

romance. Like the first quilt, it does have deep rich color. Orange and blue make such a great

color combo. Although there is deep color, this has a softer look, it’s stylized nature. It

has blue and orange flowers with a few peachy pink ones thrown in for contrast. This is heavily

thread painted [ Remember, when I arrived at my retreat, I had already started working on this,

then at the retreat we worked all the days and most of the night? I still haven’t finished. I used


metallic blue thread to create highlights., it adds special touch..

So here is a preview of these 2 unfinished garden art quilts. See what you think.

I think you will can get an inkling of the direction I am heading with each one.

So hear we go…



Orange and Blue Field

Orange and Blue Field
A closer detail






Orange and Blue Field



Neon Garden

FFunky Gardendetail unfinished

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About Myself & My Approach Art has always played a role in my life, in one form or another. My family is filled with many artist's, so my love of art came naturally. 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've continued to paint throughout my life. On occasion I've sold my work, but I had more important priorities, I was raising my children, part of that time as a single parent. My circumstances have changed, the kids are grown and I have more time for Art. Art is a form of therapy for me. 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. My approach is an instinctual one. Generally, I do little pre-planning. I make creative decisions, choices, directions to take as they present themselves. This approach can lead to quite a few changes in the direction the quilt takes. The outcome can come as a surprise. I love that element of surprise! Sometimes everything just comes together & I think to myself, "this is one of my better ones". when that happens, I can’t wait to show someone. I 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 work published in several magazines., which is gratifying. But the most gratifying thing is having clients be really happy with their purchased art quilt. Word press https://barbaraharmsfiberart.com Etsy shop-sales https://barbaraharms.com Https://barbaraharms.com Contact: inquiry barbaraharmsfiberart@outkook.com Personal Links

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