This is my own pattern, in a color way that has a late afternoon-just-before dark 'dusky' feeling; that hour of the day in which it's part day and part night... This wall quilt features leaves, swirling in the late evening breeze. Each leaf was individually hand-painted and highlighted first using oil crayons. Trapunto was then applied (a way of making the leaf "pop up" from the base fabric) and then I had fun with my free motion applique style. Many different threads were chosen to accent the leaves, and each leaf is different.
You will enjoy exploring each one in it's own light and personality... we all know that 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
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