PANSIES  36" x 44"  2004                     Back to Gallery  

         

Another 'painterly' picture made with fabric circles and rectangles, fused onto a foundation layer. Textural machine quilting through a cotton batting adds decorative stitchery and definition.

Fused appliqué, machine piecing and machine quilting

*My machine stitching has improved greatly over the years and my confidence continues to develop by working on smaller pieces like this. My thread usually matches the fabric to blend in but I tried a contrasting thread to extend the foliage into the border.