I've made this same pattern, perhaps a dozen times. It never gets old for me. I really enjoy giving the horses life and movement. Art is all about creating something that was never there before. Creating is therapy and maybe a god complex of sorts. We can't control things in our lives, but we can put fabric together and create things just the way we like them to be.
I saw a new term at the the American Folk Art Museum in NYC. I think it perfectly describes the method for making these quilts. I took this photo of the description of the process.
Intarsia-is a method of butting fabrics up to each other to create something.
When I make my horse quilts with the intarsia method, I butt the fabric next to each other and use a blanket stitch to carefully attach the pieces together. The horse quilt above uses wool, cotton, and silks in the piece.
It is going to be auctioned at a benefit for the Broken Arrow Baseball team. In Kentucky, I donated a couple to the Mom's Closet for a benefit which was sold during the Kentucky Derby festivities. #quiltersdoinggood