Nature's Materpieces

This quilt was made for a Guild Challenge, the Fortune Cookie Challenge. Each participant let a fortune from a Chinese fortune cookie inspire their quilt. My fortune read:

Your Family is One of Nature's Masterpieces.

My immediate family consists of my husband, myself and our two cats, Junebug and Baby. The cats have been added to the picture, but I was eager to post this quilt, which is substantially finished.

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The Full Quilt

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Close-up of the center
I created the central appliqued landscape and the figures using Upside-Down Applique. The figures were constructed off the surface of the quilt, then applied.   The stairs as well as the figures help add to the sense of perspective.

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Detail of landscape and figure
The foliage of the willow tree was made of machine needle lace,
created off the surface of the quilt and applied.

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Created on : 06/21/02
Last Updated : 03/03/12