Leilani Pierson

9 Feb 2010
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I dream of being a wild horse out on the plains. Running strong through green meadows freely without any fears, the wind whipping through my wild mane and smoothly skimming my back. I have always loved horses since I was very young and running was my favorite sport. A horse's strength and beauty have always drawn me in.  Add in all of the legends and stories of knights in shining armor riding in on their horses and the romance of a horse unfolds even more.

I typed words with a typewriter onto a white cotton cloth, then stenciled a horse shape with acrylic paints.  I drew circles onto the piece with water-color-crayons, then hand-embroidered the horse's shape with cotton thread.  I free-motion stitched all over the piece and added more hand-stitching to various areas. I then embellished the piece with re-bar wire, glass beads, and found words. Finally, I hand stitched the edging of the quilt and then created a trapunto horse by stuffing it with fiber-fill. 


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on 9 Feb 2010 9:46 AM

I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE this piece, my daughter Eden does too by the way. :-) Keep inspiring us all girlfriend!

Hugz, Nj

on 9 Feb 2010 9:46 AM

I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE this piece, my daughter Eden does too by the way. :-) Keep inspiring us all girlfriend!

Hugz, Nj

artagain wrote
on 10 Feb 2010 7:11 AM

This is gorgeous!  Horses have always been my passion and this really embodies the freedom that riding represents for me.  Very nice, leilani!

anjiejag wrote
on 11 Feb 2010 7:24 AM

I WAS DRAWN TO THIS QUILT AND I DONT KNOW WHY- PERHAPS I WOULD LIKE TO BE A WILD HORSE TOO.....

gali wrote
on 23 Feb 2010 11:40 AM

Wunderschön ist dieses Bild !!!!