Raw edge appliqué, hand embroidered, beaded. Made from pieces in my “scrap bag”. Sometimes it’s fun to pull out pieces and see what evolves!
Hand made “paper cloth” for background, raw edge appliqué, hand embroidered, buttons. “Paper cloth” is a fun new creative discovery. It is made by soaking a base of muslin with a glue/water solution and layering tissue and other papers, adding paint, etc.
Machine appliqued and quilted. Embellished with shell buttons and sequins. Inspired by architectural motifs and marine life at the Atlantis resort in the Bahamas.
Machine pieced and quilted. Inspired by a newspaper ad for a Tiffany diamond ring; the facets of the stone are like quilt pieces! There are 380 pieces, using 22 different fabrics.
Commercial fabrics, machine quilted, embellished with hand-made beads as well as vintage buttons and purchased beads. Feeling frustrated one day I went to my studio and ripped fabric into strips, then fused them together horizontally. I then cut the whole piece into sections and reassembled them into this design.
Commercial fabrics, machine quilted. I took my fabric “scrap bag” on vacation one year and “played” with the scrap shapes to inspire several small quilt designs.
Commercial fabrics, machine appliquéd and quilted, hand embroidered, embellished with beads. I became enthralled with the art and architecture of Antoni Gaudi during a trip to Barcelona in 2008. This design is inspired by some of the marvelous organic curved lines in his work.
Commercial fabrics, machine quilted, hand embroidered, machine embroidered, embellished with beads. I took my fabric “scrap bag” on vacation one year and “played” with the scrap shapes to inspire several small quilt designs.
Commercial fabrics, hand painted, machine appliquéd and quilted. I was compelled to replicate this little church. In the actual photo it is dwarfed by trees going up and up this valley in Yosemite.