Rugged Solitude


Rugged Solitude, 36x41 inch original art quilt, by O.V. Brantley, 2018.

Sunday. A day to slow down, collect myself, be grateful and plan for the future.


My quilt Rugged Solitude was started in a class at the 2018 Chicago Quilt Festival taught by Cindy Walter. I was in Chicago to see my quilt Choose To Bloom which was part of the exhibit. Cindy uses tiny bits of fabric she calls snippets to create beautiful landscapes. You can find her books on Amazon.

The picture that inspire Rugged Solitude.

Rugged Solitude was created by fusing the little snippets of fabric using a picture for inspiration. No pattern. The landscape is framed by an African print and embellished with painted wooden buttons and green crystals in the grass.

Snippet detail of water

I quilted Rugged Solitude on my machine and signed it on the front. It is one-of-a-kind.

Signature and button detail

I named it Rugged Solitude because I could image myself sitting on the cliffs enjoying the solitude in deep thought. I used an angel print on the back to carry out the theme of reverence for nature.

Back of Rugged Solitude

There is a hanging sleeve on the back of the quilt for easy display and a label that documents the quilt.

Label detail of Rugged Solitude

I was pretty pleased with how my quilt turned out.😁

Rugged Solitude in progress



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