A Place for Life to Happen
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A Place for Life to Happen

By Lane Wilhite (Austin, TX)
  • Size: 42" W x 40" L
  • Entry: #1000-007 - Other Techniques, All Sizes


  • Overall Award for Machine Quilting, Small, Quilts Made by One Person
  • First Place in Other Techniques, All Sizes


I love working in silk. I love how the fabric shimmers and how the silk thread blends into it to create pattern and shadow. After I finished my first silk whole cloth quilt, I couldn't wait to begin another. When I began planning it, I wanted to step away from what I had seen in whole cloth work and try something different; something more like a pen and ink sketch. I toyed with many ideas for a subject, but the one that I kept returning to was our home, the place where we live our lives and where I create. The place where our lives happen. I sized the house from a photo, using an overhead projector. I traced the image to fabric, using a white ceramic marker. It was quilted on my Bernina 930 home sewing machine.


Machine Quilting.

Design Source

Original design.

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