I’ve bounced back from yesterday’s chaos to today’s "control" theme and landed in polymer clay quilt patterns. In doing a bit of research on a quilt show that’s in town, I came across a California polymer clay artist who’s new to me.

Susan Terry (The Bead Ranch) produces quilted pieces that have a sweetness and grandmotherly look about them that is at the same time hip and chic. Is it her palette? Is it the mix of flowers and geometrics? These pieces have a very handmade quality that makes them endearing.

If you look closely, you’ll see subtle texturing (pin dots), animal skin patterns and metal leafing. These aren’t really your grandmother’s quilts. I’ve got a couple more related examples to show you this week…can’t wait.

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