Tuesday, November 10, 2020

Quilt Quark Gallery - Dana Browning Blasi

Time Templar, 23" x 33", was made for the GMQG 2020 Challenge, "Repurposed."

The aqua-blue linen background is from a suit skirt I stopped wearing years ago but kept to use in a quilt "someday."  The red-orange silk is from a pair of slacks, and the plaid silk is from a shirt.  This would serve as a good exercise in color theory since the blue fabric makes the red-orange fabric look very red.

The design is based on an element from a piece of mid-20th century kimono fabric my dad brought back from Japan after WWII in 1945.  The red orange silk as well as the plaid circles are appliqued over the blue linen. 

The enclosed shapes located below and on either side of the "T" shape are reminiscent of the caps worn by the Knights Templar.  Fast forward 900 years and the icon in its entirety reminded me of a broken satellite with far away planets in the background, which led me to name it "Time Templar."  I used a decorative stitch on the red orange silk and straight line quilted the blue linen with a walking foot on my Bernina 830.

"Time Templar" by Dana Browning Blasi

Close up of Knights Templar Cap Shape

Back of "Time Templar" by Dana Browning Blasi

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