March 2022

Scalloped borders added for extra detail

Measures 74" x 84"

Navy and White Vines for the backing

Completed March 27, 2022

Henri Matisse Cut Outs at the NGA in Washington, D.C.

In the fall of 2017, my daughter participated in the Museum Makers Seminar with the National Gallery of Art in Washington, D.C. I accompanied her to D.C. and for 6 Saturdays, I toured the city but especially hung out in the East Building at the NGA. One of my favorite rooms was the Henri Matisse Cut Outs exhibit.

When I came across the Clover Pattern by Cluck Cluck Sew in 2020, it reminded me of the Cut Outs. I made the pattern in similar colors and added a 1 inch sashing between the "clovers" (John's idea!). I also added a scalloped border to represent other shapes from the Cut Outs.

Jazz Wall Hanging

30" x 40"

The Modern Jazz Quartet

The inspiration album cover

On the wall!

My husband plays drums and was wanting a couple of wall hangings to absorb sound. He's into Jazz so we looked at some album covers from the 1950's and found lots of inspiration. We found one from The Modern Jazz Quartet that was really cool. I mapped it out on graph paper and added a few squares to make up the 30" x 40" dimension.