Sunday, June 19, 2011

Verdure


Another art quilt group to which I belong, FANE (Fiber Artists of the North East), puts on a show every year at the Mahopac Library gallery. The show is not until the fall, but I wanted to get this piece out of the way. There is a theme this year, A Colorful Show, and we are to make a quilt of primarily one color, sized 9" x 20" that will be mounted on a white stretched canvas 12" x 24.

I didn't have to think very hard as to what color I wanted to use since I had dyed those 40 yards of green awhile back. I am using it in a another big quilt, but had more than enough to make this little guy.

I really enjoy this type of piecing with inserting very skinny strips of contrasting color.


I also had fun quilting it in very narrowly spaced lines and squared meandering. In addition to my hand dyes, I used a little Dupioni silk because I love the shimmer it gets when it's quilted. It's the leafy green on the right above with the straight line quilting.

3 comments:

Ethne said...

Oh this is just lovely - it would be interesting to see the other quilts - I wish I could go to the show

norma said...

Thank you! I will post pictures of the show, but it's not until the fall.

Vivien Zepf said...

Holy smokes, I'd forgotten all about the show! I'm so glad you posted your pictures because (1) it's great -- I really love your skinny piecing and quilting and (2) because I'm glad to see we're allowed to add little bits of contrasting color. I thought it had to be entirely in the chose color.