Taos Color Study No. 1


Color Study series from a week spent in Taos August 2022.

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I spent a week in Taos in the Summer of 2022 working on a personal project. I wanted to explore the idea of the scraps a quilt maker makes, keeps, and uses.


How small is too small?


I brought very limited materials with me for the retreat, so that I could really focus on that question. Color seemed to be the biggest motivation for each of these pieces. They were all such a joy to make.


No. 1 was the very first piece I worked on in this series. I was exploring the idea of the Classic Sunbonnet Sue block. I used scraps of a vintage tea towel with embroidered details, which I added it. Then I added silhouettes hand sewn onto a vintage bright green floral linen. There’s bits of the vintage embroidered napkin that was used in several other pieces in this series, and a little Liberty of London.



  • Black frame measures 12″ x 15″
  • 2″ deep shadowbox
  • Piece is pinned inside with 4 Victorian era glass head pins onto a background of bright blue/green.
  • Clear glass front
  • Comes ready to hang
Weight 4 oz
Dimensions 15 × 12 × 2 in

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