Botany 101

botany by joyce robinson


Hand-dyed fabrics come to life against the black solid used in Botany 101. In case you haven’t noticed, I like to use black solid in my quilts. Leaves and their organic shapes are favorite inspirations for me. For the quilting, I used YLI variegated thread that blends with the background color in each block. I quilted the botanical name under each leaf block for that added something-special.  —Joyce Robinson

• Published in McCall’s Quilting’s America Makes Scrap Quilts special issue, Winter 2004

• Juried in and toured the world as part of the American Tradition VII traveling exhibit, part of the Houston International Quilt Festival, Houston, TX, 2009

• Quilt Size: 30 1/2˝ x 39˝

• Quilt photo and detail by Mellisa Karlin Mahoney

• Quilt available and for sale

• © Joyce Robinson

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