Monday, September 22, 2008

Bolt of Color

This is a quilt which few people have seen. I have never exhibited it because it was sold right off my design wall within hours after I finished it.


The center section was painted with Procion dye. Fabric paint was applied over the dyed painted fabric to emphasize the shapes.
The fabric I used for the border was left from a larger piece I had dyed for another project. I was able to blur the division between center and border by carefully cutting the border so the colors blended together.
It is machine quilted. I used an iridescent thread to quilt lines to define the shapes.
Each section was then quilted with a unique design to emphasize the shape.

By clicking on either photo you can see a close up and the detail of some of the quilting.

4 comments:

Cynthia said...

Kay, how big is this piece?

It's beautiful!

K said...

Thank you.
It is 24 inches wide by 17 inches high.
K

Kris Bishop said...

I love how the colors flow....Kris BishopI love how the colors flow... Kris Bishop

Teresa Duryea Wong said...

Congrats on the half million. I bet you'll be at 1 million before you know it!