Wednesday, October 24, 2007

Fauna Details

emprint asked for more details about Fauna. I've put small cuts of my strip here so that you can click on them and really see the details.

For the best coverage, see the article about it in the April/May 2007 issue of Quilting Arts Magazine. I don't have the details right in front of me, but the overall size of the quilt is roughly 4'x5'.

Our mandate was to construct a panel, approximately 4'x1' with 1/3 sky, 1/3 land, 1/3 underground with fauna accompanied by flora. (We also stipulated blue, not turquoise, sky and a purple backing fabric.) Starting with white fabric, each of the five artists used their own personal toolbox to paint, assemble, and quilt their panel. I assembled the completed panels using a butted, reinforced seam of free-motion satin stitch and a grosgrain facing to finish the edges.

I won't try to speak for the other artists, but I can describe my panel in more detail. I painted Pellon interfacing for the front surface and appliqu├ęd pieces onto a composite background. The cactus flowers centers are machine stitched of pearl cotton loops, and the cactus spines are thin copper wires tacked in place by machine.