33" x 41.5"
The 'circle distortion' was caused by my camera. I would appreciate knowing how to control this better.
Fern Ballet, detail
I finished this enough to photograph last year. I entered it in Houston, but unfortunately, it was not juried into the painted fabric category. I made it my placing real ferns on the black fabric, covering them with a flour paste, removing the ferns, and finally using a thicken bleach to remove the desired amount of color. Now it is 'ready for hanging' in an International Quilt Festival of Ireland 2013. http://www.iqfoi.com/exhibits.html
Removing the flour paste turned out to be a BIG chore. First I hosed it down outside. Then I scrubbed and scrubbed and scrubbed some more. I had prewashed the fabric, so I am uncertain as to why the paste wanted to stick so very hard. Unless that is its' nature.
I do not always like my experiments. I am very fond of this one.
It is extremely heavily quilted to bring out the dimension in the ferns. I was lucky enough to find this backing fabric with 'fringe' on the edge. I utilized that on the bottom. I finished the whole quilt in a similar technique I used for 'Quinceaneros: The Dance'. http://www.quiltart.com/15/ That is, I turned the backing fabric outside to become part of the trim. Then I covered the edge with braid.
This is seventy, number 21.
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