Sunday, May 7, 2017

Art quilt portrait of eastern screech owl


Title: "Screech"
Size:  34"H x 19"W
Materials:  Cotton fabric, hand-embroidering and machine threads
Technique:  Appliqué, hand-embroidery, machine quilting
Available for sale at The Bowery Art Gallery (https://www.boweryartgallery.com)

Saturday, January 21, 2017

La Passacaglia Quilt Variation

I made this quilt based on the La Passacaglia pattern in Willyne Hammerstein's book--Millefiori Quilts. It measures 64 inches wide by 77 inches long. Where I differ from her pattern is that I did not cut the outer rosettes to make straight edges. Instead, I appliqued them onto a border fabric. The rosettes were pieced by the English paper piecing method and hand-quilted with an embroidery chain stitch. I titled this quilt, "A Lot of Too Much."