Margaret Phillips

Pink Desert with Road Runners

© Magaret Phillips, Pink Desert with Roadrunners, full
© Magaret Phillips, Pink Desert with Roadrunners, full

 

© Magaret Phillips, Pink Desert with Roadrunners, detail
© Magaret Phillips, Pink Desert with Roadrunners, detail

This quilt began as a piece of vintage pink fabric printed with a desert scene in black. I added the borders and drew cacti in the blocks with a black pigma pen. I colored the scene with thread and used hand embroidery to define some of the details.

Study in Yellow and Magenta

© Margaret Phillips, Study In Yellow and Magenta, full
© Margaret Phillips, Study In Yellow and Magenta, full

 

© Margaret Phillips, Study In Yellow and Magenta, detail
© Margaret Phillips, Study In Yellow and Magenta, detail

The design began with the yellow and black fabric with the large floral motif. My challenge was to incorporate such a bold fabric in a harmonious composition. The floral motif was also used as a design element for quilting of the magenta sections.