13 Jan 2011
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I have worked on this quilt a long time.  It is 50" x 50" with a facing rather than a binding.  All fabrics are hand dyed.   The flower petals and leaves are each hand dyed then overpainted with fabric paint to create the shadows and details.   There is a lot of free motion quilting with triobular poly thread on the flowers and leaves and varigated cotton for the background stippling.

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gail moss wrote
on 13 Jan 2011 6:07 PM

So life- like!! simply beautiful!

joraines wrote
on 14 Jan 2011 4:54 AM

Wow! This is really stunning.  I love it.

cousette wrote
on 14 Jan 2011 2:56 PM

Super ! your flowers stand out against a refined background in a very realistic way !

calna wrote
on 14 Jan 2011 3:03 PM

wow fabulous!

on 15 Jan 2011 8:55 AM

georgeous hand dyes and overpainting!  I love the pieced packground.  The colors are wonderfull and add a lot of texture and interest to the background.  I hope you will be entering it into a quilt show!  Brava!

KTKasey wrote
on 16 Jan 2011 9:31 AM

Absolutely beautiful, the hibiscus is one of my favorite flowers and these are the most realistic that I have seen.  Keep up the good work!

edyth wrote
on 17 Jan 2011 6:36 AM

Just simply gorgeous !!!!

meta1 wrote
on 17 Jan 2011 9:46 AM

Very well done!!

ncnana wrote
on 18 Jan 2011 7:47 AM

The Hibiscus look real. This is stunning!

on 18 Jan 2011 9:20 AM

WOW!!!!  Not enough words...just WOW!!!! 

sewlsista1 wrote
on 20 Jan 2011 2:45 PM

This is beautiful!  How long did it take you to complete it?

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Jeannie EVH wrote
on 10 Jun 2011 2:59 PM

Wonderful! You really did a fantastic job getting the shading on the hibiscus.

HErika wrote
on 13 Aug 2011 10:32 AM

Amazing work!

Anne lundy wrote
on 19 Sep 2011 3:44 PM

Just can't stop admiring your work !   sooo life  like , love the back ground