Sunday, 16 November 2014

Last looks...

Turtle Bay by Claudia Pfiel combined silks and gauze to represent the movement or the water, seaweed and coral.
 Some elements were hand painted, some were made from hand dyed and printed fabric.  Some were hand cut free-hand.  The symetrical piecing of the borders look like the turtle's shell.
 Long arm quilted, appliqued and embellished with Swarovski crystals.

Maui Gold by Karen Donobedian is inspired by a photograph in the public domain by NOAA website.  Raw edge fused applique with some painting in the background,  Thread work was done to define the water and sky.
Love at First Sight by Sherri Sallo.  Raw edge appliqued, free motion quilted and painted, inspired by a photo she took in Paris.
Evening Star by Karen Lusnak quilted by Laura Lee Fritz
Inspired by Ellen Lee Tooke Vanzant's Lone Star circa 1890-1900.
Pieced with the accumulation of many scraps over the years.
Cemposuchil by Cheryl Riverbark, an original pieced design.  Inspired by the yellow colour of marigolds that are used to attract the souls of the departed ones in Mexico.
The skulls that are quilted into the background represent the sugar skulls found all over Mexico at the end of October.

Mariposas Monarca Magicos (Magical Monarch Butterflies) by Valery Kay Jones.
In February Angangueo celebrates the Festival de la Mariposas Monarca to promote awareness of the butterfly habitat.
Collaged and appliqued.
The area depicted in the quilt are the winter homes of the majority of the Monarch Butterflies in the eastern United States and Canada.

1 comment:

Lorna McMahon said...

Dropping by from the Blogathon Canada 2014 blog hop..... So nice to meet you, Sandi! Thanks so much for the virtual quilt tour!