ROSE  32" x 44" 1994                          Back to Gallery  

              

 

 

A graded pack of dyed fabric was used to interpret the subtle transitions in colour of the central flower. A template-free method of appliqué made this an easy and accurate project to sew. The foundation pieced surround, which was an excellent way of using fabric scraps, reflects the colours used the centre.

Hand template-free appliqué, machine foundation piecing and hand and machine quilting

*I think the foundation piecing revolutionised the accuracy of patchwork. Whatever could be drawn in sequence of straight lines on a foundation layer, could also be sewn on the machine (or by hand on a fabric foundation).