Sunday, January 15, 2012
Rita's South: Not Just a Direction but a Destination
The larger geese in the foreground were done using fused, raw-edged applique which was also stitched on the edge with invisible thread. Additional color was added with crayons, colored pencils, a black Pigma pen and quilting thread. I had to go to "Peterson's Field Guide to the Birds" for appropriate colors.
The small background geese in flying formation were drawn and then paper pieced.
The top was finished rather quickly. Then I hit a wall trying to decide how to quilt it. And then it hit me.........they are birds, so quilt feathers! Duh.
The finished quilt is gallery wrapped around a 12 inch x 12 inch x 1 inch deep frame as were Harmony and Surprise.