fireflies

23 Jun 2010
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In my artquilt  "Stiltwalker"  I made a Japanese lantern for the lady. It was the inspiration for this quilt. A big lantern with lots of fireflies. How I love to see these creatures in my garden!

Made of silk and handdyed cotton for the lantern. The fireflies are machine embroided and dyed with golden Paintstick.


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on 23 Jun 2010 2:49 AM

I forgot to mention the size. 105 x 110cm.

meta1 wrote
on 23 Jun 2010 9:18 AM

Mooi Anneke! I love the red fabric.

cousette wrote
on 25 Jun 2010 3:49 AM

Another great work !  you translated the light wonderfully !

on 11 Jul 2010 12:57 PM

Just beautiful!  I love the look of heavily quilting.  We  use the expression "quilted to within an inch of it's life".   I wonder if the artist could have got the same effect useing beads for the fireflies, would they sparkle as much?  I've never seen a firefly so I can't tell.  Silvie.Aust.

clarabel wrote
on 23 Aug 2010 4:59 PM

I love this! I want to have made this! The texture in the background in fabulous and the glow coming from the lantern is beautiful. Stunning!

on 5 Oct 2010 8:32 PM

 

DreamrKate wrote
on 23 Oct 2010 10:36 PM

Magnificent!