Sweet Baby James 

51" x 38" | 2003
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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.