Floral Art Quilts
by Barbara Barrick McKie

This series started on my way back from the Quilt/Surface Design Symposium back in 1995. Driving on my return home along some country lanes, I spotted Day Lilies growing beside a farm. I stopped to take a picture. That photograph rekindled my interest in flowers (I was a Biology major in college at Purdue). Having already begun exploring how to put images from my camera in my work, I hid a few "real" photographic flowers amongst the appliqued ones in Lilies of the Field. Since then, I've explored many ways to combine realism and abstraction in my floral quilts as well as many ways of creating the backgrounds with surface-design techniques. I've generally moved from cotton to silk fabrics. Click on the image or name of the quilt for a larger image and more information on each quilt. See Landscape Series and Small Works Series for more floral quilts.
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Fanfare for Roses
Dance of the Roses
Floral Departure
In the Glow
In my featured artist section of Cutting Edge Art Quilts by Mary Kerr, Schiffer Publishing, 2013
Petunias on Parade
In my featured artist section of Cutting Edge Art Quilts by Mary Kerr, Schiffer Publishing, 2013
Black and White and Poppy
The Batik and the Iris
NEW! approx 15" w x 14 h"
SOLD
Iris Reflections
See Six new floral pieces in the Art Concentrated series
Delightful Dahlias Day and Night
Afternoon Seduction
Purple Spring
shown are back and front
Purple Petunias
Moonlight Sonata
Sunrise Serenade

sold

Red Dahlia Reflections
Dahlia Reflections #1
Dahlia Reflections #2
Duel for My Dahlias
Presentation Rose
Tropical Leaves Kaleidoscope
SOLD
Red Poppy Reflections
Hermosa Poppies
Hibiscus Reflections
SOLD
Papilio Amaryllis
Renewal
Fibonacci Sunflowers
Won Best Innovative Pictorial Quilt at Mid-Atlantic Quilt Festival 2005 Sold - See at Crozer-Chester Medical Center ER waiting room in Upland, PA.
Sold
Under the Sunflowers
Lilies in the Rain
Dahlias a la Mode
Won 3rd Place Innovative Wall Quilt AQS Quilt Show on cover of AQS 2006 Wall calendar
Dancing Iris
Orchid Fugue
Water Ballet #5
Won 2nd in Wall Quilts at Mid-Atlantic Quilt Festival 2005
Seen on the cover of American Quilter, Spring 2005 issue also at In Full Bloom III IQF 2006
Won 3rd place Wall Quilt at Quilt Odyssey.
Sold
Chaco Cholla
Abundance of Orchids
Clown Amaryllis
At Crafts National 36, Zoller Gallery Penn State University won Award of Merit in 2002
SOLD
Won 3rd Place Naturescapes at International Quilt Festival 2004
Elle's Strawflower
Floral Romance
Let It Bee

won First Applique Wall Quilt Quilt Expo Wisconsin '06
See how this quilt was created in the 6th Edition of Quilting Arts Magazine. SOLD
SOLD
Stargazer
Lily #2
Red Star Amaryllis
Orange Amaryllis
Floral Symphony #10:
Daffodil Fantasia
Floral Symphony #8:
Erythrina
Floral Symphony #12: Water Lilies
Featured on cover of issue 2 of Quilting Arts Magazine
Floral Symphony #6:
Irises Bathed in Light
Sold
Floral Symphony #3:
The Rose
sold
Floral Symphony #7:
Cape Primrose
Sold
Floral Symphony #5:
Wild Geraniums
Floral Symphony #2:
Foxgloves
Floral Symphony #1:
Lilies of the Field