Sweet Baby James
51" x 38" | 2003
Goodnight you moonlight ladies,
Rock-a-bye, sweet Baby James.
Deep greens and blues are the colors I choose,
Won't you let me go down in my dreams,
And rock-a-bye, sweet Baby James.
This quilt was an early experiment with what was then called "watercolor" technique. When I was designing the quilt, I was frustrated because I never had enough fabrics—I always wanted smoother transitions from one color to another. Later I appreciated the freeness that resulted from this limitation. The checkerboard sky and pieced border remind us that this is a real quilt, not an imitation painting.
For sale at $890 ($950 with hanging hardware)
Exhibited in the show Inspired by Nature at the Summit Medical Group, Berkely Heights, New Jersey, October 2015-March 2016.