Sunday, February 1, 2009

Chairs

This is my Chairs quilt.
As usual, I had several ideas competing in my head, but the family dining table with its sturdy oak chairs was the stronger one.
One chair for each member of the family, plus one little chair for the soon-to-arrive grandchild. But then, the tiny chair looked so lonely that I decided it needed some company... (wishful thinking?..)
Finally, instead of the dining table, I embroidered a house symbol, the same I used for my "Community" quilt.
The yellow strips vaguely evoke the shape of a chair too,... a beach chair maybe...
All fabrics are home-dyed.
Detail shots of the quilt are on my blog...

7 comments:

Karen said...

First may I congratulate you on the soon to be new grandchild, and I think your quilt sums up the feeling of nesting, and home and family in 12 square inches.

Gerrie said...

So Francoise, especially when I saw your house symbol. I always look forward to your color choices and your interpretation of a theme in such simple elements. I can't do simple ha!! I think your pieces as one installation would be so strong because of your distinct style. In some ways, this piece reminds me of a modern wall of painted symbols waiting for archeologists to dissect!!

Kristin L said...

Hmm, Gerrie's right, it does have a kind of hieroglyphic look to it -- and yet it's pure Francoise. It's nice to see your house symbol again.

Nikki said...

Your chair are wonderful and I love the hope of all the little chairs. You are right in thinking you can't have just one!

StegArt said...

Like the others, some quilts I immediately know who made them and some I don't, but your's was one I was able to pick. Congrats on a new grandbaby to come and your quilt is wonderful.

Diane said...

Oh, Francoise, this is so YOU and so clear and strong. I like how there are so many echoes here -- the big yellow chair shape -- even the log cabin construction looks like lots of tilted chairs -- and of course your symbols are wonderful. I love that you have incorporated your future grandchildren (those known and unknown!) into this!

Terry said...

I am amazed at how you have interpreted all the themes in such a related and coherent way. As someone said, your pieces will all work together as a unified body. And my congratulations on the grandbaby to come. So wonderful!