Monday, June 1, 2009

Weaving new threads

I became a grandmother just a few weeks ago, and I am absolutely delighted about this new identity!
I chose a picture of me holding the brand-new baby, and I did a simple line drawing from it. I then screenprinted the drawing on fabric. 
Of course, there had to be a heart somewhere on my quilt. Then, a list of things I would like to share some day with this little being (there was not enough space on the piece of fabric for the whole list...). 
I thought adding a few beads here and there was very appropriate for a little girl.
I chose almost the same colour scheme for this quilt as for my previous 12x12 quilt... Did you say "Identity"?
There will be more pictures on my blog a little later today.

7 comments:

Diane said...

Francoise,

You have a lovely way of paring an image down to beautiful simple lines and imagery. It is not an easy thing to do so attractively! I like this a lot -- the colors and images are very strong and really does convey an immediate sense of love and peace and contentment.

Congratulations on your new grandbaby!

Terry said...

So lovely--that universal image of mother/grandmother and baby. And yes, your quilts have a very strong and distinctive identity.

Terri said...

Your new identity as a grandmother was a perfect direction for your identity quilt. These colors definitely identify you as well. Well done Francoise! Congratulations on becoming a grandmother.

Kristin L said...

I saw your sneak peek of the colors and thought --"Oh, that's Françoise and her color scheme," but you are absolutely right that they are appropriate for your identity! I recognized this right away as you in your new grandma role and love it!

Karen said...

This is so appropriate for this time in your life Francoise, and the simplicty really makes a beautiful statement.

Gerrie said...

So happy to hear that you are so smitten with being a Grandmother that it is your new identity. I can relate to that. This is lovely and the colors and design are Francoise!

kirsty said...

Your quilts always have a lovely balance, Francoise. This is beautiful, just beautiful.
And, yes, very obviously yours!