Grapes Revealed!

Italy: a Rough Sketch

Italy: a Rough Sketch

Well, the Quilt Show opening in Flint went very well and the quilts were all stunning. I was so pleased to see mine, and a few fibery friends (no photos allowed so you only get to see mine), have quilts hanging on the walls in that very crowded gallery! So many fiber art lovers – very good to see!  🙂 I don’t know how many quilts – I’ll take a wild guess at about 100? I can’t be too far off… well, yes I can, but I still stand by my wild estimate.

Detail of grapes stitiching

Back of quilt.

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The smaller photos you can click on to see closer (bigger). The theme for this year’s exhibit was “Ciao, Italy” and my quilt is titled “Italy: a Rough Sketch”. It is primarily a whole cloth quilt of silk noil that I hand painted, machine free-motion quilted/embroidered, added a dab of puff paint for texture, a touch of hand beading and even a Hot Fix crystal or two.detail of strings

Stitching Detail

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I’m pleased with my efforts, painting is not something I have done a lot with but it was fun. The free-motion quilting and embroidery is still a skill I’m working to improve but I’m feeling much more confident with it after this. The beading and crystals are just because I had to  😉  The stringy things  are to emphasis the whole “rough sketch” feeling.

Deb H

Grapes Revealed!

3 thoughts on “Grapes Revealed!

  1. Deb, I love it. I’m one who has a hard time doing all the layers/steps needed for something to be really finished. I’m afraid I’ll wreck it so I stop one or two steps before it would look really right. You, on the other hand, have taken this to true completion and fullness.

    I particularly love the “stingy things” bottom left. Are those beads hanging at the ends? Just wonderful.

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