Is it a quilt? Or is it…

June 13, 2012 § 7 Comments

… a sculpture!

This is a photograph of Calypso, one of Fraser Smith’s stunningly beautiful and amazingly crafted wooden sculptures. Just look at the stitches and the soft folds! Not to mention the glowing use of colour.

I first found out about Fraser from Anthony Jones – Quiltmaker, on Facebook. So I wrote to Fraser to ask him if I could share with you some of his beautiful work and he very generously agreed.

Below are some of my favourites. There are many more of his  wonderful artworks on his website so do take a look.

This one is called Africa/America and I’m really in awe of his talent and attention to detail. Look at the “quilting” on the reverse of the “quilt”.
This next one is called Quilted Maples and check out the detail on the “appliqued” leaves.

Fraser thanks so much for letting me share your beautiful works with my readers. I’m sure they’re all as stunned by it as I am.


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§ 7 Responses to Is it a quilt? Or is it…

  • Cherie Hoyle says:

    I’ve seen his work before and it’s breath-taking, thanks for sharing it.

  • Fran says:


  • Linda says:

    I, too, had stumbled across his work. It is the most beautiful work I think I’ve ever seen. I always am in awe of the designers of fabric and of quilts for their talent, but this is beyond talent. I just can’t imagine “seeing” those images in my head like he must. It would be wonderful to own one of his ‘quilts’, wouldn’t it!! I wouldn’t be able to keep my hands off of it. I would be petting it constantly to make sure it was for real and not my imagination…

    xo Linda

  • Sylvia Smith says:

    BEAUTIFUL!!! Thanks for sharing it! And to him too! 🙂

  • Annette, VA says:

    Wow! Great inspriration!

  • Vireya says:

    I love the top one! I’m wondering how I could make a design like that in fabric now…

  • Vireya says:

    I love the first one. I’d like to see if I could work out how to make something like that in fabric…

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