Every wonder what happens to my quilt Samples after they no longer are traveling with me? This one has been donated to the Friends of the North Fork Community Library. It is being raffled to help raise funds for Insurance and upkeep on the building. We are in a unique situation; the building is owned and maintained by the friends group (Not using Tax Dollars) so we have to raise $$$ just to keep the doors open. This is a way I can help.
For Lupine I used primarily My Hand Dyed Fabrics. Light, Medium, and Dark Purple for the flower. Light, Medium, Dark Green Hand Dyed and a Dark Green Hand Marbled for the Foliage. Straw color Batiks for the grasses. Scraps of White and Teal Radiance Silk/Cotton for the Dragonfly. Light Blue Patina for the background and Dark Blue Batik for the Boarders. Stay tuned for the quilting.
For Fireweed The Background and Foliage is much the same, Light, Medium, Dark Green Hand Dyed Fabric and a Dark Green Hand Marbled for the Foliage. Straw color Batiks for the grasses. Light Blue Patina for the background and Dark Blue Batik for the Boarders. The Fireweed Flower is done using my hand Dyed Pink and Radiance Silk/Cotton in White and Berry. And stay tuned for the quilting.
I can’t wait to start quilting. I found a new lighter weight fusible web in the middle of making samples for Lupine and Fireweed. I really love it. Quilting will be the final test. And Yes, I have it on order and will let you know when it arrives.
Everything uesed to make these wallhangings can be purchased at my website www.marbled-arts.com
My newest Featured Fabric is Hot Pink in Waved Icarus Design. I still find it amusing that I have a Pink Featured Fabric of any sort. I some how completely miss the pink gene. I just saw photos of a friends birthday Party and here is an adorable photo of her daughter. Pink, from head to toe, even a pink guitar. If I try and wear pink, it goes directly to Disney Pink Hippo with a Tutu on, not a good look. So For all of you Pink lovers, this one is for you. Enjoy!
Every quilt has a story and Percy is no exception. Percival, Percy to friends and fans is the creation of Susan Zerbe. Susan had an idea for a pelican quilt, but was having difficulties finding the right fabric for the pelicans under feathers. She asked If I would be interested in creation a custom hand marbled color for her pelican. About that same time I was invited to bring my Trunk Show to the Ladies of the Lake Quilt Guild. Susan was gracious enough to open her home to me. And, oh, by the way she collects pelicans. I walked in to the most beautiful display of Pelicans, but I walked out knowing exactly just the color she needed. Percy the Pelican is a true labor of love.