Andy and I would like to introduce to you to our 144th quilt, our Wings.
|Wings - JS AB - June 2016|
The explosion of Bali Watercolors and coordinating Aurifil threads are used and manipulated to create our super butterfly as it flies and takes up out over the kaleidoscope of digital butterflies.
The idea of the Opal and the Onyx fabrics dripping and melding into each other represents the delicate and concise life-cycle of butterflies. The superimposition and combination of fabrics where we matched the Opal and the Onyz patterns are incorporated using an appliquéing technique. Layerd fabric pieces are used to create the wing scales and the butterfly body.
The quilting is a a measured lattice work while incorporating and highlighting free motion quilting.
This is our mixed technique entry to the annual Hoffman Challenge for 2016. The prime requirement of the 2016 Challenge was to present a “reasonable” amount of the challenge prime fabrics from the Hoffman Crystalia collection.
Our Wings was chosen for the final round of judging and for travel with the 2016 Hoffman Challenge throught September 2017. Once we receive a schedule of our Wings itinerary I will be posting the schedule.
Andy and I also decided to include as many of the supplementary fabrics from the collection, which were from the Hoffman Bali Watercolors and Bali Batiks..
The final dimensions of our Wings (each panel) are - Width: 17.5"; Height: 24.5".
Our gallery of images for our Wings –
Other links -
Our New Triptych Wings - Finalist, Hoffman Challenge 2016
A New Triptych - Wings - Next Decisions
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