The grandmother I grew up with was a quilter. I spent many a childhood day going through Grandma’s carefully-organized-by-color fabric collection and re-sorting them into different color combos. (Not sure Grandma approved.) Later on my adopted mom was also a quilter.
In my fine art I’ve been designing the “fabric” my characters “wear” in my artwork (as well as the wall paper, the china tea cups, the clocks, chairs and whatever else is part of my visual story).
So it seems fitting that I begin doing art-designs for real-life fabric that can be available for quilters and seamstresses of all kinds. You can find my designs on Spoonflower here – https://www.spoonflower.com/profiles/sueclancy
More designs will be coming online soon – and I’m making more… I’ll keep you posted.
I figure I owe it to my grandmother – and my adopted mom – for all the times I “messed about” in their fabric collections! And I want to give my currently-using-fabric quilter/fabric artist friends something new to create with…
Here is a photo of my first test swatches (8 x 8 inches) with my designs on fabric. What you see is exactly as the swatches came out of the envelope a few minutes ago – they’ve not been ironed or anything. The ruler is there to show scale.
These designs, after I officially “approve” them in about 5 minutes, will be available as fabric cut by the fat quarter or by the yard. Also these and other fabric designs I create – will soon be available for application on home-furnishings like chairs or tea towels via another Spoonflower related company. But more about that another day.
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It totally makes sense to me, having been following your artistic output for a while, that you had quilting as a formative influence in your life. The way you so deftly piece together papers – having already made those pieces of paper have different colour combinations and textures – has definite echoes of quilting. And you’ve brought it full circle by designing prints for fabric.
Oh thank you thank you Laura!!! I’m so glad it makes sense!!! I appreciate your comments!! Thank you!!!