ReginaBDunn FiberArtist
Zendoodle Tree and Vines
2012
Fiber
21 x 17 1/2
I noticed an intricate entanglement of vines behind the trunk of a live oak tree in our yard. It's one of my favorite views outside our windows. Rather than capture it realistically, I decided to capture the textures of the leaves, spider webs, rain drops, caterpillar silks, and other distant plants using embroidery stitches available on my sewing machine. I also added many hand stitches.
To give the piece added texture, I used a double layer of batting between the top fabric and the bottom fabric. The fabric is a commercial cotton batik but I painted parts of it with Shiva oil paintstiks to add a glow and depth. Many types of fibers were couched onto the main trunks. It was machine-quilted in black thread. The wood hanger is included and the quilt is ready to hang.
This quilt was featured in Quilting Arts Magazine Issue 57 June/July 2012 p. 84
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