‘The elements’ art quilt

14 08 2011

I’ve called this art quilt ‘The elements’ as there are panels incorporating air, fire, earth, and water.

The original Gloria Loughman pattern is called ‘Coastal Strata’, but I wanted the name of this art quilt to reflect the burnt trees and the orange sky after a bushfire, as well as the layers of earth and rocks, the water surface and under the water. So ‘The elements’ it is!

This is the finished art quilt; if you’re interested in how I created it, see this blog post: https://sandgroper14.wordpress.com/2011/08/15/how-i-made-the-elements-art-quilt/. It’s 19.5 x 27 inches [50 x 69 cm].)

Update May 2014: I’ve had this quilt valued, and the certificate of valuation is below. However, valuations only take into account the materials and techniques used and the quality of both — they take no account of the time to learn the techniques nor the time taken to make the piece, which can be hundreds of hours.

Update July 2020: This quilt now lives in Seattle—a friend chose it as their housewarming gift from me.

'The Elements' art quilt

‘The Elements’ art quilt

Quilting detail

Quilting detail

Showing some of the back

Showing some of the back

Part of the back

Part of the back

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