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A local quilt chapter challenge, to make a 22" tall quilt with the XOXO theme, led to three mixed media pieces including this one.  

For most, the immediate thought on seeing XOXO is the abbreviation for hugs and kisses, and that was certainly in my mind.  But for the past few years, and sometimes in life in general, you are put in a box.  Our houses are variations on the theme of square.  Our roads are variations of the grid in so many towns and cities.  COVID has kept us indoors, separated from our neighbors, friends and families.  

I was also inspired by some innovative art quilts made on screen mesh or effectively creating their own lattice.  As my mind wandered one day the idea of creating a shadow play using "hardware cloth" came to mind.  Hardware cloth can be a 1/2" or 1/4" grid of wire and is used for many things, including to keep critters from coming into your house through vents.  I remembered my "Getty Museum" quilts, Conversations, inspired by the stunning shadows cast by the tables and chairs in the courtyard.  

For this smaller piece, I used leftover bits and pieces, creating perhaps my favorite composition of the bunch.  

Size:  10 x 10", on a cradled board that is 1 3/4" deep.  Ready to hang.

Price includes shipping within the US via US Priority Mail.  If you prefer another carrier, $25 of the price will go towards covering your preferred service and I will add the remaining as additional shipping.  

$ 225.00