hanging by a thread

hanging by a thread by Joy by Robin

hanging by a thread
by Joy by Robin

dye painted cotton, silk, wool roving, painted silk

catching dreams

"catching dreams" by Joy by Robin

“catching dreams” by Joy by Robin

a robin’s view of CBOT

"a robin's view of CBOT"

“a robin’s view of CBOT”

This piece was auctioned late November 2014. Notice that the six clouds represent the original trading pits. The yellow Arcturus in the sky was a symbol used in the 1933 “A Century of Progress” Chicago World’s Fair. The two towers outside the building are actually on the inside of the building when you exit on Jackson Boulevard. The staircase railing was also brought outside of the building. Look closely and you will see tiny hand stitching of the building’s name. The building is appliquéd on the flag of Chicago.

Beverly’s World

Be my Valentine

Paper pieced LOVE

Valentine’s Day 2014


Documentation by Robin via threadbespokeici

Documentation by Robin

Documentation by Robin

For the twentieth anniversary of the Quilt Alliance, this piece was designed for the 2013 auction to celebrate their history and documentation of old and new quilts.
Materials used: cotton, Dupioni silk
Techniques: Machine piecing, raw edge and hand appliqué, machine quilting