This is the second of five pieces I have created for Kindred Spirits Exhibition "Following the Footsteps".
It is a 'wholecloth quilt'. I first painted the fabric with walnut ink, then I sandwiched it up and free-machine quilted the 'flowers' in the middle. I did not mark anything - just kept stitching until I reckoned I'd done enough. Then I added the reeds (grasses) at the top and the water at the bottom, and finally the tree.
I then picked out some of the shapes with more walnut ink, and finished off with sepia acrylic ink.
The only coloured thread I used is the berries on the tree. The binding is a piece of hand dyed fabric. This closeup will be in our calendar for 2012. The quilt is mounted over a wooden frame 20" x 30".
Till next time .....