An art quilt celebrating the vibrancy of Rittenhouse Square, even in the cold winter months of the winter of 2020.
This art quilt was inspired by a photo I took while walking through Rittenhouse Square in Philadelphia, PA. It was a clear day with the glow of the setting sun lighting up the Liberty Towers in the distance. We had spent most of the year inside our apartment seeking safety from the pandemic but took respite in the fact that we could take daily walks outside, weather permitting.
This was study in perspective but I played with the lines and the colors to give it more vibrancy. Rittenhouse Square is a place you can hear many languages as people stroll by. I love the sense of cultural diversity. I wanted to portray the sense that there was still a lively cultural presence even in the midst of this challenging winter.
The buildings and windows are all raw edge appliqued then stitched to the background with monofilament thread. Trees are painted non-woven material, also fused and stitched. I used various colors of polyester thread to spiral quilt the entire work.
The piece measures 37″ x 29″.
This quilt was made as part of a 100 day quilt challenge in my Artful Quilting and Sewing Facebook Group.
I wrote a blog post including the details of constructing this quilt which you may read here.
I also created a short video with all the documentation photos taken during the 100 days which you may see here.