These pieces are either in private collections or not currently for sale.

Fireflies

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Fireflies is another in the series that celebrates cutting curves freehand without a pattern or template. I was interested in how the warm colors interacted with the dark background, as well as the various lines–some wide and some very narrow–and the shapes of the dancing dots against those lines. Densely free motion quilted with different…

3 Friends

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3 Friends is an exploration of color, shape and line. The primary figures rollick across the space, kicking up their heels as they go. Dense free motion quilting in a variety of motifs adds texture and dimension to the whole. The shapes were cut freehand without patterns or templates, using my rotary cutter as a…

Awakening

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Awakening is a study in neutrals and low saturation solid colors. As I push myself to explore the full range of colors and values, it seemed appropriate to work on some that aren’t as comfortable to me to use. Color doesn’t have to be bright to be effective! The shapes were all cut freehand without…

Fractured Time

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Fractured Time celebrates curves cut freehand without a ruler. Creating lines and shapes directly out of fabric is a liberating dialogue with my materials. I wanted to explore a variety of blues set against black with a pop of red. Free motion quilting in a variety of motifs adds texture. Size: 53″h x 52″w Materials:…

Balancing Act

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Balancing Act is part of a series of minimalist designs that focus on large shapes and the negative space between them. Stitching lines add texture with lines that echo the shapes in the negative space. I’m interested in the secondary designs that are created when the echoing stitching lines change direction, as in the upper left.…

Balance

Balance - Cindy Grisdela

Balance is part of a series of minimalist designs that focus on large shapes and the negative space between them. Stitching lines add texture with lines that echo the shapes in the negative space. I’m interested in the secondary designs that are created when the echoing stitching lines change direction, as in the upper left. Size:…

Unfurling

Unfurling - Cindy Grisdela

Unfurling is part of a series of minimalist designs that focus on large shapes and the negative space between them. Stitching lines add texture with lines that echo the shapes in the negative space. I’m interested in the secondary designs that are created when the echoing stitching lines change direction, as in the upper left. Size:…

Taste of Summer

Taste of Summer - Cindy Grisdela

Taste of Summer is an exploration of large scale curves. The colors were inspired by a favorite Paul Klee painting and I concentrated on creating shapes within shapes in the way the colors interacted. The focus is on the lines and shapes and the composition is enhanced by irregularly spaced vertical stitching lines. Size: 50″…

Color Grid

Color Grid - Cindy Grisdela

Many of my designs start out with scraps from other projects and Color Grid was no exception. I usually don’t know exactly what the piece is going to look like when I start–this one began with 4″ squares of bright Improv blocks, grounded with neutrals and black stripes. The colors seem to float across the…

These pieces are either in private collections or not currently for sale.

These pieces are either in private collections or not currently for sale.