Hippie-Dippie Backside: the Underside of Ponderosa

Since I got intrigued by the back side of the Interstate Bridge piece, I thought I’d document the backside of the Ponderosa piece, which I finished, rod pocket and all, Wednesday. Alas, the back of the Ponderosa quilted art was pieced together higgeledy-piggeledy with whatever I could find around that was big enough. I thought I had some large hand-dyes, but I had unwittingly used the last of them. So rather than try dyeing any more large backs (too much physical labor), I pieced together whatever I could find. This is the cropped and tidied version of the back of the Ponderosa quilted art:

The cropping takes out some of the worst sins — there’s more unsightly fabric on the cropped out areas. Even viewed a bit more closely, it lacks, well, elegance:

On the other hand, it certainly resembles fabrics from my long distant past as a tie-dye hippie, and so make me smile a bit.

The quilting is fun, when you can read it through the colors, and on the front it’s very important to make the design work. But unlike the Bridge back, this quilted back won’t be admired by even the Pomo painters among my friends.

–June

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One Response to Hippie-Dippie Backside: the Underside of Ponderosa

  1. janetl says:

    The close-up picture after the quilting is very cute, but — yes — not pomo.

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