Okay, I'm a homebody. I'm a stay-at-home mom. I homeschool. I'm a housewife. I spend most of my time at home. So I spend my time looking out the windows--admiring the awesome mountains, appreciating the beautiful flowers, or just day dreaming about adventure. So naturally when I think of windows I get a little lost in my thoughts. For this quilt, I wanted to capture the chaos and craziness of my house full of kids and the quiet, peaceful place I can go when I'm gazing out the window. For the background I used dyed wool felt. I then added colorful ribbons. The window frame is made from fabric paper and the panes are thin sheets of mica. The paint texture and wavy surface of the mica capture the look of an old window. (Which of course my husband would say needs to be refinished, but I love.)
My one little window quilt quickly turned into a series. I experimented with using hand dyed shears for the window panes. I also added beads for a little extra sparkle or maybe just to capture the look of all the rain that has been dripping down our windows.
I also couldn't help trying different color combinations of windows. Each provides a different feel to the view outside or the mood of the viewer.