Quilts Archives - Julie Brown Neu


December 9, 2023 | Cyanotypes

Latest in the Cyanotypes Series

Cyanotype work continued this week with this 5×7 piece. I cut this section out of a larger cyanotype on fabric that looked just like a big mass of blooms since this was the section with the most definition. It got some background quilting to emphasize the flower images a little …

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December 3, 2023 | Cyanotypes

Cyanotypes Series – Ferns

Working on my cyanotypes series continued this week, albeit without any sewing at all. These two pieces are cyanotypes I made over the summer. I decided that they were great on their own without any stitched embellishment so I stretched them over canvases and called them done. Are you wondering …

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November 26, 2023 | Cyanotypes

Cyanotypes Series Continues

I have continued moving forward this week, adding another piece to my Botanica 2 cyanotypes series. I gave this maidenhair fern a very simple treatment with just some outline quilting to emphasize the leaves. I even left the rough edges of the fabric as is because it had an irregular …

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November 18, 2023 | Cyanotypes

Cyanotypes Series – 3 Maples

My re-energized cyanotypes series is off to a good start. I dug into my box and started pulling out small pieces to work on, starting with these maple leaves. They were pretty perfect as they were so they just got some background stitching to make them pop just a little …

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November 2, 2023 | Cyanotypes , Quilts

Here Comes the Sun…to the Shop!

Now available in the online shop – “Here Comes the Sun,” a quilted cyanotype. This quilt is an original cyanotype (sun print) of a late summer Berkshire bloom on cotton fabric. It’s hand quilted with variegated blue thread, radiating out from the center.

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October 21, 2023 | Quilts

Stone Eden Starry Night

This is a piece that has been in my mind since I was a teenager and envisioned as a quilt since I first started quilting in my 20s. It just took a few decades to be able to do it. This quilt began with a photo I took one morning …

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March 24, 2022 | Inspiration , Quilts

#StoryBehindtheArt – “New”

I created this piece as part of a challenge back in 2017. The challenge word was “new” and I did not sit down with a blank sheet of paper and brainstorm what the word means to me as I sometimes do to get started. Instead, I was talking with a …

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March 3, 2022 | Sewn Photos

#StoryBehindtheArt – “Hearts”

I’ve gotten a lot of use out of this photo I took of a bleeding heart plant while on my one visit to the Hamptons in 2005(?). It was the photo I turned to when I decided to try thread painting for the first time (in 2008?) so it really …

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February 4, 2022 | Protest Quilts , Quilts

Stitch Quilt

For this week’s #StoryBehindtheArt post, I am sharing the inspiration for my “Stitch” quilt, which was exhibited at World Quilt New England in 2019. I promise that it’s not the inspiration you are expecting. Though this quilt can be viewed as just a fun, graphic modern quilt, it technically belongs …

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January 28, 2022 | Inspiration , Quilts

“3 Beeches”

“3 Beeches” started with an act of magic. I made the largest piece on the first day of the wet cyanotypes workshop I took last July with Lesley Riley at the Hudson River Valley Fiber Art Workshops. I was completely experimenting at that stage and just arranged the leaves, randomly …

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