View from the Balcony

“I think of you often. Especially in the evenings, when I am on the balcony and it’s too dark to write or to do anything but wait for the stars. A time I love. One feels half disembodied, sitting like a shadow at the door of one’s being while the dark tide rises. Then comes the moon, marvellously serene, and small stars, very merry for some reason of their own. It is so easy to forget, in a worldly life, to attend to these miracles.”
Katherine Mansfield, The Collected Letters of Katherine Mansfield: Volume 1: 1903-1917


I recently ran across a couple of book illustrating the use of ironworks in architecture.  I miss seeing this kind of detail on the new buildings.  Ironwork adds unforgettable detail to  buildings!

balconySize 48×62.  Black ironwork is machine appliqued  on to batik background.  The quilt is handquilted with dark maroon thread and using gold thread to highlight some of the design.

balcony detail



Filed under applique, art quilt, batiks, quilting, quilts

13 responses to “View from the Balcony

  1. Wow!! Is that gorgeous!!!!!

  2. Those stain glass quilts are wonderful. It does look like a view from a balcony.

  3. Nan, your quilts are ALWAYS amazing. You do the most beautiful work!!!

  4. Thank you for visiting my site recently. It is great to meet new people and see what others are doing. Ques: Is your profile picture dyed fabric of your own creation?

  5. Thanks for checking out my site….I enjoyed yours as well! Beautiful work!

  6. Jelly roll races and machine wavy stitches are but baby crawling to your art! Wow! I especially love the dove wall hanging you made. Thanks for stopping by and thanks for the great example of where talent and quilting can go! I really need to find a guild to join. Have a beautiful day!

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