Hand dyed cottons and silks,
fused and machine quilted. 20.5 x 20"
This is a second version of my quilt Dancing Diamonds II, which I made quite some time ago, and which sold that very day. Now a publisher wants to use it as the cover and the interior design of a textbook. Since I didn't have a large enough photograph for their needs, I suggested that I could make a new version.
To remake it, since I didn't have a pattern, I just made lots of diamonds and then like a puzzle, fitted them together in lines. Then I made individual background diamonds from silk to slip under the top diamonds which were mostly cottons. Fusing those together gave me the center, and then I cut the background to fit under the peaks of the diamond center. Easier than it sounds.