A Different Perspective, 2014


A Different Perspective, 45″ x 45″,

Rayon on cotton. © 2014 Joni Beach.

Juried Design, Sacred Threads 2015, Herndon, VA

Artist’s Statement~Even a small flower in a backyard garden can give us a unique and different way of viewing the world around us. I loved the vivid colors and the composition of the small flower as seen from the bottom. The view and unusual design it had from this angle, upwards toward the sky, gave a different perspective, or view, from how we normally look at flowers…

It reminds us that in Life we also may get surprises when we look at things from a new angle, or “perspective”!

Process~A photo I took in a backyard garden inspired and guided this design. After enlarging the image a paper pattern was printed and used as a guide. Piecing was used to form a background of blues and greens. On top of this, individual fabric pieces were cut, layered and glue basted to complete the composition by free-motion quilting and thread-painting.  Read more on the process for this piece Here , and also on this blog post.


Original Art Quilt~”A Different Perspective”

Raw-edged applique, free-motion thread-painting, free-motion quilting.


A hanging sleeve is added to the back for displaying. As a Free Bonus gift, a small slat with two holes is included (Can be hung with 2 pins or small nails~not included). Other options for displaying textiles pieces include shadow box frames or mounting on canvas. Professional framers, experienced with preserving and displaying textiles, can be helpful with these and other ideas.

This piece will add joyful color to any setting! And, serve as a reminder that by looking at Life in new ways unexpected surprises and insights may be the result!

*Open Edition Archival, Art Prints of this original design is available here in the “Print Shop”.