|Pipe bag carried by Sitting Bull; beaded and quill on leather, leather fringe partially wrapped w/ quill, ca. 1883|
Like so many of their other North American objects, such as baskets, rugs, and clothing, the pipe bag has a strong graphic design and bold colors.
|Micmac birchbark box, ornamented with quillwork, 1850|
|Navajo saddle throw blanket, wool, 1885-1889|
|Seminole patchwork "big shirt," ca. 1900|
I have reinterpreted the design of this Seminole "big shirt" for a quilt top. I originally intended to include the vertical stripes but decided I preferred the simplicity of exclusively horizontal stripes.
|Sarah defending my new quilt top|
An afternoon's work and now I have a top to practice quilting with a long arm machine. Stay tuned to see how it turns out!