36 1/2″ x 43″
Cotton, velour, gold lame, tulle, holographic material, various sheer materials and ribbons, cording, beads, sequins, fabric paint, fusible web, batting
Fused raw edge applique, machine and hand stitched, painted
Sewing through all types of novel materials was a new experience. Maybe I’ll admit to breaking a few needles.
I was taking a workshop taught by Ruth B. McDowell, so the predominant construction methods are curved and intricate piecing after her style of quilt making. Upon completion of this quilt, I was convinced that I was not a fan of this type of construction method!
The requirement for a curved piecing workshop was to bring in a full sized line drawing of a subject that could be made using this technique. I had not come up with a drawing, so I was relieved that a marionette hanging in my studio came to my rescue on the night before the class.
Reliance on Reference Photos