Friday, February 28, 2014

Tired of Winter?

Tired of winter? This sunflower blooms all year long! This small art quilt differs slightly from my usual style and technique because I wanted to try more thread-painting and beading. The landscape background consists of hand-dyed and commercial fabrics, while the sun is the foil wrapper from a chocolate coin. The flower is cut from a commercial fabric and I have thread painted (stitched heavily) on top to add additional color and texture, while the 800+ beads are stitched by hand. (Yes, that took a while.)  The edges of the scene are intentionally left raw because I liked their artistic texture against the background border.

12"x14" Sunflower - available on etsy

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