Cindy Richard – Decay

Chair in Decay

This decaying garden chair seemed just right for this project. The chair was in a neglected alcove. It was broken and tilting to one side. The seat was disheveled and full of holes. There was something attractive about the scene. It must have been a big comfortable chair once upon a time. But now it is in ruin. I think the scene still has potential. If it was cleaned up and fixed it would be a wonderful place to sit and ruminate. Too bad it has been left to erode and decay.

Technique: Raw edge applique; free motion quilting

Materials: Batik fabrics; upholstery fabric, tulle, cotton, polyester threads; cotton/poly batting.


Close up views:
Torn Seat
Broken Wood
Tilting Chair
Original Photo
  1. The poetry of abandoned, forgotten places. Your interpretation looks almost like the real thing!

  2. carolinehiggs

    I really like this. The way that you have built the frame and the seat is great. Good choice of colour.

  3. A perfect transfer from photo to quilt.Congratulations.

  4. I love your chair ! and the way you have translated your picture into fabric ! great interpretation.

  5. It looks perfect to me- the colors, fabric choices, quilting- everything.

  6. studiociboulette

    Excellent rendition of the old chair. The colors and details look beautiful.

  7. A beautiful piece and so sad to see things pass away like this. You did a great job translating it in fabric!

  8. A lovely representation of the delapidated chair. Great use of fabrics.

  9. I so much love this piece. It is just wonderful how you translated this picture in fabric. The wooden background, the bottom it is all so effective. Bravo!

  10. joanbrailsford

    I love this piece and the feeling of neglect. The details and your interpretation of the chair are perfect, and it almost looks as though it could be used. Wonderful

  11. A great use of materials. You kept the admosphere of the picture in your quilt. Well done!!!

  12. Your interpretation of the forgotten chair is spot on. Great use of fabrics in creating the worn textures as well as the shadows and lights. Love the 3D effect. Well done Cindy!

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