Monday, July 15, 2013

Shalom Star Quilt

This quilt has a pieced background, and is machine appliqued and machine quilted.  I used commercial and hand painted fabrics.
This photo was taken before the piece was quilted.   I like how the light is coming from behind to give it a stained glass affect.

Friday, June 14, 2013

Portal Quilt

During my photography days in art school, I created unique images and textures by burning slides with a match – the results were always surprising…
My quilt “Portal” uses one of these images creating what looks like an opening, or a passageway.
The main piece was quilted first and couched with yarn; then, I created the separate photo-image quilt and appliqu├ęd it to the main piece. 

Friday, February 1, 2013

Aerial View

Aerial View was created with silk, and cotton hand dyed and commercial fabric; fused raw- edge applique, and machine quilting using decorative thread.  I couched yarn on to the quilt surface.  The edges were bound with a zigzag stitch.

Friday, January 11, 2013

Tea Time

My “Tea Time” quilt was created with used tea bag paper as the background.  I made some photo images on the tea bag paper for the letters and the tea strainer.  The lemons are also photo images.  The tea cup and teapot were created by putting yarn, thread, and roving between two pieces of water soluble stabilizer, and free motion quilting on top.  I also created stencils with freezer paper for the leaves on the background, and binding, which is cheesecloth.