Summer on the Sirannon

Art quilt depicting northern lake in summer



based this quilt on a scene from Wisconsin’s northwoods. It is high summer, with Queen Anne’s Lace in bloom, the sun warm in a blue sky, the trees not yet turning to autumn. I thought of being in the still woods, hearing only birds, insects, and the quiet lapping of water.

The water is painted satin. A variety of green fabrics, and lots of thread-sketching, were used for the trees. The sky is a hand-dyed cotton. The Queen Anne’s Lace is free-motion stitched cotton thread, done separately, and attached to the quilt along with dimensional leaves.

The Sirannon is the name of a small river in “The Lord of the Rings”, whose source is at the entrance to Moria. I chose an alliterative imaginary name to go with this imagined scene.

  • 18 x 24″
  • Cotton and silk fabrics, cotton threads, paint
  • Machine appliqued, thread sketched and quilted

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