ARCHWAY TO HOLLYHOCKS 40" X 56" 2005                    Back to Gallery

Fabric shapes, mainly rectangles for the background and circles for the foreground features, are fused onto a foundation layer like jigsaw pieces. Textural machine quilting through a cotton batting adds decorative stitchery and definition.

Fused appliqué, machine raw-edge appliqué and machine quilting

*This more complex piece was worked on a large design wall, so that progress could be monitored continually as an artist would review a painting. I made a decision after completing the picture to add a wrought iron archway.