Thursday, June 30, 2016

More Work in the Thin Section Series

I'm very excited.  My mineral thin section series is coming along.  I quilted one piece before I left for the Barn, I finished three tops in Ohio, and I have another on the design wall.  I thought today I'd show you the pieces I made in Ohio.

The first is based on a thin section of the mineral rutile.  Rutile is composed mainly of titanium dioxide, and occurs in both igneous and metamorphic rocks.
Rutile, 55" x 42"
The second piece is chloritoid, a metamorphic mineral composed of iron, manganese, magnesium and  a few other things.   It usually occurs in phyllites, schists and marbles.
Chloritoid, 30" x 70"
The last is a mica schist, not strictly speaking a mineral but a layered metamorphic rock containing mica, biotite and muscovite.
Mica Schist, 55" x 57"
I'm loving this series so far.  I am enjoying looking through my old geology textbooks and notebooks, selecting my next subject, playing with the colors and textures.  I have even been inspired to do a little research.  I'm remembering things about minerals that I had forgotten years ago.

 I'm linking this post to Nina-Marie's Off the Wall FridayFriday Fabric FrenzyConfessions of a Fiber Addict and Crazy Mom Quilts Finish it up Friday.  Go see all the wonderful work there!


Zenia Rene said...

I don't know anything about minerals and such, but your creations are divine. I love 'em all.

Jay Dodds said...

I'm loving your new series too! Can't wait to see them in person!

Maria Shell said...

LOVE everything about these. The concept, the exeution, the maker!

carie @ space for the butterflies said...

Oh I LOVE it - what a wonderful inspiration, and the quilt blocks are stunning in their own right too!

Julie said...

We have several high walls nearby, and the strata is fascinating to look at. I think you've found a mesmerizing concept, and have enjoyed your details of composition.

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Margaret Cooter said...

Thin sections are a fabulous source for quilting. I came across them when working in a geology library and was intrigued by their colours and shapes and variety - your treatment takes the "meaningful" data and translates them into beautiful abstraction. So interesting!

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