Tuesday, May 05, 2009

Winter, Spring, Summer, Fall - Seasons of Life

Commission that measures 3-1/2 x 4 feet depicting the four seasons - Winter, Spring, Summer and Fall; fused raw edge and free-motion machine quilted; the leaves and flowers are silk and I was thrilled to find them at Michael's.
Detail with blue bird on branch in Summer
Detail of Cardinal bird on branch in Winter
Winter and Spring sections with ground, tree trunk, and flowers
Summer and Fall section with ground, tree trunk and flowers


  1. wowza Jamie! That is a really beautiful piece! Isn't it great working with silk flowers and leaves - hey - its fabric any way you look at it!
    I think the quilting on this is great and the visual imagery is super. TY for sharing it with us, and grats on the commission!

  2. This quilt is just fabulous. The recepient is certainly very lucky!

  3. Jamie, this is fabulous! I'd give anything to see it in person.

  4. Wonderful- love the colors and the movement in the tree branches. And who knew silk leaves could work so well! Congrats on the commission, and I bet you are glad to be done wrestling this through your machine bed!

  5. Jamie,
    It is beautiful rendition of integrating the four seasons. Thanks for sharing.

    Jamie, this is beautiful... love your vision in this. I spent a bit of time going back and forth on these.. couldn't help but think Virginia Speigel and Jeanne Williamson would approve.... let me see it in a way I haven't seen it before. Move me with it!!
    Very graceful, very well done and thank you for sharing.
    Congrats. on the commission.

  7. Jamie
    This is just beautiful. I am a tree of life fanatic and this is just gorgeous!! The owners are very lucky folks.

  8. Jamie,
    Thank you for sharing a bright, creative highlight of my day. Exquisite!

  9. Jamie:
    It turned out beautifully! I am sure Anne (right sister-in-law?) will love it!

  10. Anonymous3:08 PM

    Jamie.....this piece is truly beautiful:) I too am working on a commission and posting its progress on my blog. Isn't it fun to document your work that way?

  11. Welp! I'm joinin' the crowd on this piece- delightful like the artist!

  12. this is truly a wonderful piece, I couldn't wait to see it finished when we got that glimpse of you quilting it! It is beautiful!

  13. What a great piece Jamie! I am sure the recipient is going to love it. I really like the creativity of getting all the seasons in one piece and making it look cohesive.

  14. Jamie, this is such a wonderful piece. You made the seasonal transitions in such a lovely way. Who wouldn't be thrilled to own this gorgeous work of art?

  15. This is so beautiful, and very peaceful looking!


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