This quilt is done in gold dupioni silk with Kaffe fabric inserts. It is machine quilted to outline the blocks and hand stitched with perle cotton. Embellishments include glass beads, copper wire and Angelina fibers.
This quilt is inspired by the Falling Leaves quilt block by Kim Niedzwiecki which I found in Modern Quilting magazine. I followed her pattern and used some Kaffe Fassett fabrics I bought last year, and some Kona solid white. The grey on the back I have had for a while. Not sure where I got it. The quilt is machine pieced and machine quilted.
I was inspired by the "Chicago School of Fusing" and the works of Laura Heine, especially Painted Lady and Garden Party. I used raw-edge fused applique. Some pieces are stitched with a straight stitch and some are outlined with various decorative stitches from my old Bernina 830. Embellishments include Czech pressed glass beads, Czech faceted fire polished beads, Indian hand wound seed beeds and Japanese color lined traingle seed beads.
This quilt emerged from a doodle on a yellow post note. It is machine and hand appliqued. The elements are from my Batik stash, and the backing is Story Book by Kate and Birdie Paper Co. for Moda. There are some iron-on crystals on the umbrellas.
The background fabric is old kimono silk, the green silk batik I bought in India many years ago, the yellow silk once was a favourite blouse and the back is a piece from my sister's skirt. (She gave it to me!!) I added some shisa mirrors and pearls.
This is inspired by the work of Christo in Central Park New York. Fabrics used are my own hand-dyed ones, the orange squares are samples from a dyeing group. Technique used is free motion quilting and applique. Additional seed beads are added to the leaves.