Taos Color Study No. 8


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. 8 is classic Courthouse Steps block. Cuttings from larger blocks and quilts I’d worked on earlier in the year, a Japanese taupe fabric and a scrap of vintage Japanese indigo that I have treasured. The warm rust center represents the the union of the sides.



  • Black frame measures 9.25″ square
  • 2″ deep shadowbox
  • Block is pinned inside with 4 Victorian era glass head pins onto a background of a solid warm orange.
  • Clear acrylic front
  • Comes ready to hang
Weight 26 oz
Dimensions 9.25 × 9.25 × 2 in

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