Yvette Howard

Maple Leaf Modern

© Yvette Howard, Maple Leaf Modern, full
© Yvette Howard, Maple Leaf Modern, full

 

© Yvette Howard, Maple Leaf Modern, detail
© Yvette Howard, Maple Leaf Modern, detail

The vibrant colors of maple trees on the town greens and along the highways and back roads of Connecticut in autumn came to mind when I saw a gorgeous piece of hand-dyed fabric at Laura Wasilowski’s booth at last year’s International Quilt Festival in Houston. It became the background for this piece. A quilt on display which featured positive and negative circle cutouts inspired the design, and when I found a maple leaf die it all came together.