Thursday, February 10, 2011

Pirate Circus

"Pirate Circus"  is one of my Battle Banners series (two in the cloth, the rest still on paper).

A whopping 78"x58", it's constructed quite traditionally - machine pieced, hand dyed cotton muslin and damasks over a lightweight cotton batting and backing and then machine quilted. It was painted with both Setacolor and Jacquard textile paints.

I did a good job documenting the progress on this piece mostly due to the fact that most of the work had to take place outside on the dye deck. Natural lights always makes for good pictures.  There are lots.

Here are all the links I could find regarding it's history, in order of appearance:



Elizabeth Barton said...

Nice piece, Deb!! what a pity there arn't any pirates around needing something to decorate the ship!!! those black and white skulls get a bit old!

Karoda said...

A really great piece!

Deb Lacativa said...

Kathye, please email me at

Anonymous said...

charged with something. it is big.

Kathye said...

I look at this piece all the time! The colors and shapes really are amazing together! Love this!!
Again, you are brilliant in your use of color and organic element designs. Kathy

Judy Martin said...

What a super piece. I am in awe.

Deb Lacativa said...

thanks Judy. that means a lot.