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|Floray - Machine
pieced. Machine and hand quilting.
This wall hanging was inspired by some of the paintings of the figure paintings of Botticelli. I wanted to give the feeling of the curvaceous shapes of the body coupled with lines of the material. It was in a series made for the sixStich exhibition.
Size W 51 ½" x H 40"
|LaraVera - Machine
pieced and quilted.- Hand appliqué and embellishment.
In this panel I took a section of a Botticelli painting and created an abstract panel, emphasising the floral aspect of his work.
Size W 34 ½" x H 47"
- Hand and machine appliqué. Machine pieced. Hand embroidered
and machine quilted. In this wall hanging I wanted to give the feeling
of something being uncovered in this case the Hawaiian panel. Almost
as if you are pushing aside the circles (Suffolk Puffs or Scrunchies
as I prefer to call them) to reveal what is underneath.
Size W 31"x H 31"
Panels - I have made these small panels showing some of the aspects
of "Hawaiian Uncovered". My intention is that the panels can
be sold separately or in any combination.
Size W 8" x H 8"
Art - I have always liked the idea of Suffolk Puffs, but never got round
to making one. When I saw one again in the quilters of Gee's Bend book
it inspired me to make one. It is onto a quilted backing, which makes
it quite heavy, and is made out of my stash, except for one colour that
I had to buy.
Size W52" x H51"
Drift - Although I finished this quilt fairly recently I had made the
blocks many years ago. The soft colours remind me of the beach. It is
machine pieced and machine quilted.
Size H65" x W49"
tree - Machine appliqué and pieced. Machine and hand embellished.
I take a lot of photographs of the natural environment as a source for
my work. In this case I was looking at the structure of trees in winter.
Size W 32" x H 41"
Time - Appliquéd and pieced panel, machine quilted and embellished.
Size W11 ¼" x H 16 ¼" or W28.5cm x H41cm.
Gathering - Quilting and appliqué, worked by hand and machine.
This work was from a series based on the paintings of Botticelli.
The maidens in Botticelli's paintings transport you into another world. So in this piece I use an apron as a reminder of the real world. I also liked the idea of gathering flowers in the apron linking it to the floral costumes of the paintings.
Size W 33 ¼" x H 42 ¼"
- This wall hanging has a Suffolk Puffs central panel, then it is machine
quilted repeating the circular pattern. Some of the quilting is done
over crystal organza to give a slight colour change.
Size W40 ½" x H40 ½" or W103cm x H103cm.
Lines - The centre is made up of machine pieced curved crazy patch panel.
This is then bordered with one of my own screen printed textured fabric.
I then embellished this with some hand made cords, and yarns. It has
been hand and machine quilted.
Size W35" x H40" or W89cm x H106cm.
English Stars - In this quilt pieced the stars over papers then machine
appliquéd them onto the background. The idea behind this scrap
quilt was to use up some fat quarters that I was beginning to stock
pile. It is machine quilted using some decorative stitches on the sewing
Size W56" x H69" or W142cm x H175cm