Thursday, July 14, 2005
Ring Garden Collection: Hollyhocks
Ring Garden Collection
27 X 25"
Photo-transfer, thread painting, machine couching/quilting
Still in process, this quilt needs something. The quilt is '3-D', where the blossom will be stitched down in the center, allowing the pink to fall forward. It's just pinned right now.
The stem and leaves were quilted to batting, and then added to the quilt top.
The yarn was couched with the machine quilting. It just needs something...I started this quilt a year ago, and picked it back up last week.
Below is the first piece I made based on photos from the Ring Garden, 'Hollyhocks I'. You can see the 3-D effect better on this one.
This quilt was in the PAQA-South Fabrications show, and then gifted to my dear friend and A-1 nurse, Jan Ring. When I was so ill last winter, she flew down from Boston to care for me, and turned me around when other caregivers seemed to be at a loss. I thank God for a husband who had the sense to call the right person, and dear friends like Jan Ring.