Friday, March 18, 2011

First Loraine Went To Egypt

I've always been fascinated with quilt miniatures.
Very challenging to get exactness with such little tiny pieces.
It's one of the reasons First Loraine Went To Egypt caught my eye at the Arizona Quilters Guild Show.

Created by Barbara Poulson
Barbara has a friend Loraine who went to Egypt and brought back a Chant Avedissian's book Patterns, Costumes and Stencils as a souvenir.

Barbara drafted one of the designs and created this miniature.
I'm sure each block must be paper pieced.
Beautiful use of solid fabrics.

I really like this style.
It also gave me an opportunity to study up on Chant Avedissian, an Egyptian Contemporary artist.

Chant was born in Cairo 1951, son of Armenian refuges. "His style ranges from photography, to costumes and textile design to painted stencils."

We don't have to make a trip to Egypt to appreciate Chant Avedissan's work.

7 comments:

Material Mary said...

very interesting. I love paper piecing for the fact you can do small things or larger things with accuracy. Fun quilt.
Mary

Cathy said...

Ilove the black quilt!

karenfae said...

I love the use of the solid colors in these quilts - very interesting looking quilts.
Karen
http://karensquilting.com/blog/

Lois Evensen said...

Yes, very interesting. I think this one would be perfect to be a wall hanging rather than used on a bed or elsewhere.

Truffle queen said...

Now this is a challenge I would love to do - and use the fabrics I've hand-dyed! I just may need to buy that book! Thanks!!

Shari said...

What a great cross between creative endeavours - never know where inspiration will be found!

Notjustnat said...

I love it too, how special to make it as memory of the place. I was in Egypt and hope one day I will trace my way back to make quilt for each places I visited - Hugs Nat