Introducing the Blossom Quilt

This project is a breakthrough piece. I was not quite content with just the pieced Thai silk quilt top, but no inspiration had yet arrived. Then yesterday I was reading through art books and recalling my textile studies at SF State. Suddenly I felt ready to take some bold steps with color in pushing the textile forward into a new place. I have been in a very happy state since the breakthrough. It is as if several disparate parts of me have decided to work together. I feel harmony.

Blossom quilt

Blossom quilt

I employed free motion machine quilting and machine drawing and applique in this quilt. I drew the blossoms in my sketchbook first, then on the white cotton.

Front view

Front view

Detail of stitched applique

Detail of stitched applique

Detail of free motion machine quilting

Detail of free motion machine quilting

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