When I want to jump start my creativity, I often grab a scrap of fabric and randomly begin layering textile paint on to it. Never with anything in mind, these quick one-off studies in color and texture go into my stash of painted “gold”.
From these zip-lock bags full of colored bits, I will pull out selections to color coordinate and make a harmonious arrangement. Then I let the fabric speak to me and envision what it will become. With particular quilt all I knew was that I wanted it to be a gradation of color and that it should be long and narrow…but that was as far as I got with the vision. One year later when I was painting blossoms for smaller studies that it hit me; this was to be a trellis in a garden.
All the fabric in this quilt is either hand-painted or hand-dyed and the blossoms were painted onto cotton then hand appliquéd in place. It is machine quilted.
Comes with an acid-free wooden rod inserted into its upper sleeve, wired and ready to hang off any picture hook. Ships free of charge.