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


Promenade Art Quilt in Purple and Green - Cindy Grisdela Art Quilts

Promenade is a minimalist composition inspired by a combination of fabrics in purples and lime greens. I added some complementary dark peach for contrast in the horizontal angled stripes and the vertical insets, and there are subtly different purples in the lower border and lime greens in the upper border. The horizontal band reminded me of…


Cimarron Art Quilt - Cindy Grisdela

Cimarron is a small wall quilt featuring an multicolored improv central block surrounded by rich background colors in red, gold, green, and purple. The dense texture of the stitching is a secondary focus of the piece, including pebbles, round and square spirals and fans. Size: 12″ x 14″ Materials: Cherrywood hand dyed cotton fabric, variegated…

Framed Boxes

Framed Boxes Art Quilt in blues and reds - Cindy Grisdela

Framed Boxes is an art quilt in a cool blue and purple color scheme with a spark of warm reds. Two borders of curved stripes add interest. I challenged myself to create several small improvisational compositions in warm and cool colors without really knowing what I would do with them. The contrast between the warm reds…

Second Chances

Second Chances Art Quilt with red improv blocks and blue background - Cindy Grisdela

Second Chances is part of a series of art quilts exploring improvisational block compositions. Three vertical improv stripes in warm reds, golds, and browns draw the eye in–with a few splashes of lime green. The warm colors of the blocks contrast with the deep blue background so the blocks appear to glow. I quilted a large…


Aurora Art Quilt in warm reds -Cindy Grisdela

Aurora is an exploration of color and line. I wanted to use a simple composition of irregular width lines in a warm color recipe, then add dense texture with free motion stitching. I began by stitching a paisley shape in a wavy line down the middle, then added pebbles and spirals on one side and…


Calypso red art quilt - Cindy Grisdela

Calypso is an original art quilt with improv modern circles in mostly warm colors of red, orange, yellow, with contrasts of purple, blue, and green. There are asymmetrical borders on two sides. The stitching is an overall open spiral in the central section and a fan design in the borders. Size: 25″ x 35″ Materials: Cherrywood…

Northern Lights

Northern Lights art quilt - Cindy Grisdela

Northern Lights is a large free hanging art quilt with an improvisational center block surrounded by angled stripes. The stripes create quadrants in blues and purples that offer space for intricate freemotion stitching. Each quadrant has a different stitching design and texture, including fans, spirals, pebbles and waves. Size: 48″ x 41″ Materials: Cherrywood hand dyed…

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

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