CAT WITH BALUSTERS 38" x 42" 2006                                 Back to Gallery

Fabric shapes are fused onto a foundation layer like jigsaw pieces. Textural machine quilting through a cotton batting adds decorative stitchery and definition. The fabric for the stair balusters was fused and appliquéd in place by machine.

Fused appliqué, machine raw-edge appliqué and machine quilting

*This series of wall hangings is always worked from background to foreground and, as in previous quilts, I started to use small rectangles to build up the background. But some elements of the design, such as the curtains, looked better when made out of longer strips of fabric. This then gave me the idea to use shorter strips for the cat. I stuck with circles for the flowers and vase, and used wedge shapes for the leaves.