From Kermit the Frog to Star Trek to climate change, green is a color with a past, present, and future. Working with the crumple dyeing technique (if you could call it that) that I have been enjoying, the new green quilt has a leafy subject. At the same time, the California drought continues, and we have a challenge if we want to keep our gardens green. It's not easy.
It's Not Easy
23 1/2" x 43" (60 cm x 109 cm)
Hand-dyed cotton and velvet, woven cotton; sashiko and embroidery threads; seed beads; hand and machine quilting
Leaf shapes and leafy sewing lines.
A sashiko stitch called, "Crossed Flowers." I used beads in place of a line of stitching.
Clear and silver-tinged beads suggested water droplets to me.
Even the back has some interest.
All we can do is our best.
thanks, too, for showing the other side ... always a favorite of mine
Thanks for writing. I like that the beads provide added texture and shine, but knots, perhaps even silk, would be an interesting look.
I accept! Maybe we can all make wishes. Thanks for writing.