My piece is created from "leftovers" from a larger quilt made earlier this year, "From The Redwood Forest: A Moment In Montgomery Grove". I'll show you some of the cloth as it was being created.
I wasn't as good about documenting my process with this quilt as I should have, so apologies in advance. Sometimes I feel like I need a 3rd limb to photograph work-in-progress!
The background cloth (silk broadcloth)
is being created using thickened dye spread with a palette knife
stenciling with thickened dye...
Here is the first quilt prior to finishing.
I trimmed a significant portion from each side.
It was with these "trimmings" that I created the Quilt Alliance piece.
This piece was constructed by trimming the remnants from the larger quilt,
then piecing them together using monofilament and a zigzag stitch
Once pieced, I imagined I could see portions of a tree.
Using paint, I accented the negative space behind the tree, and
singled out portions of the base to resemble roots.
I mounted the construction onto a piece of green silk-cotton Radiance wrapped
If you have a QR scanner, you can listen to me discuss the quilt.
This label is created by Stkr.it
I love these!! Article coming in a future Quilting Arts magazine issue.
Now, I admit that it is more than a little terrifying to paint over a quilted construction, at least the first time you do it. I'm reminded of a favored quote by the wonderful dancer & choreographer, Twyla Tharp:
"Venturing out of your comfort zone may be dangerous, yet we do it anyway because our ability to grow is directly proportional to the ability to entertain the uncomfortable."