Faded Glory

Pat Niffenegger

Machine/handpiecing and quilting, applique; the entire finished pieced top of the quilt was then dipped in an indigo dye vat. “Faded Glory” was inspired by the Japanese “boro” textiles that were mended over and over by up to five generations. All pieces of the wall hanging are recycled materials: men’s shirts, yo-yos, buttons, handmade laceContinue reading “Faded Glory

Pat Niffenegger

Chartreuse & Purple Squared

Pat Niffenegger

Machine pieced & quilted. Using the flower fabric as inspiration & two favorite colors (chartreuse & purple) in mostly batik fabrics, I pieced the quilt. It was quilted by Debbie Bookman.

Art Saves (Anonymous and Me Series #3)

Pat Niffenegger

Machine pieced, hand and machine quilted, embellished with buttons & vintage crocheted potholder. This is the third in a series of wall hanging-size quilts using a crafted piece created by another person. I found the face potholder in an antique shop & was intrigued by the maker’s ingenuity.

If You Ask Me

Pat Niffenegger

Fused, machine pieced & quilted. I love to use words as part of my art. This was my first attempt to use fusing as a technique, learned in a class by Chris Kirsch in Minocqua, WI several years ago.

Ribbon as Candy

Pat Niffenegger

NSNG Ribbon, ultrasuede, woven pillow cover, sequins and beads: handstitched and machine stitched on canvas. Quote: “Ribbon is the candy of the textile world”. Enroute to a quilting retreat in southern Illinois, I spotted an antique shop with everything 50% off. Who could resist that? A lover/collector of rag rugs, I bought the woven pillowContinue reading “Ribbon as Candy

Pat Niffenegger