This item sold on April 12, 2012.
Landscapes are my favorite venue and I incorporated the distant landscape scene to give depth to this piece. The sky is quilted is swooping designs, the mountains are outlined in a pearl translucent thread to give the appearance of a refective sunrise, the water is quilted the same way. The outter border is machine quilted in stone shapes, mimicing the colored stones in the center of the quilt. The dry grass growing between the stone walkway is thread painted in a 30 wt. Superior cotton thread and the entire machine appliqued wall hanging is stitched down to secure each piece. The batting I used was Warm & White, the fusible is Misty Fuse. Approx. size is 27" x 40". "This quilt was created with the Stone Portal pattern (©2004 Esterita Austin/Iris Karp) based on the original quilt, Stone Portal by Esterita Austin, and modified with her permission. www.EsteritaAustin.com "