This wall hanging was inspired by the color story of a late autumn afternoon, just-before dark and my way of capturing that 'dusky' feeling in quilted art.
The leaves were individually hand-painted and highlighted using oil crayons, then stitched with various thread colors, using a style of Trapunto (a way of making the leaf "pop up" from the base fabric).
I am sure you will enjoy visually exploring each one in it's own light and personality... no two leaves are exactly alike! Reds, burgundy, shaded greens and blues, and silver & turquoise all add depth and sparkle to each one...
The fabric colors chosen are an integral part of the background that showcases the leaves; muted, but rich in deep greens, teals, olive and violet to subtle copper tones as well as the periwinkle blue batik for the binding that frames it beautifully as I sought to give it that edge-of-the-night feeling.
The background is quilted using a very dark blue metallic thread weaving in and throughout the leaves, and gives a feeling of the lateness of the season and the cool wintery days to come. Rich-hued and variegated cotton thread play in a swirly design adds to that sweeping wind feel as the leaves across the late night sky.
SIZE: 20" wide x 33" long.
See more about my quilting and inspiration on my blog: http://MarveLesArtstudios.blogspot.com
MarveLes LEAVES At DUSK Original Painted Art Quilt in blue, green, navy, brown, red, rust, gold
- Handmade item
- Materials: oil crayon, cotton, polyester and metallic threads, cotton fabrics, batting and backing
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- Ships worldwide from Montana, United States