“Tessellating Wings” 52 1/2″ x 63 1/2″
My Quilt Designs – stretching to new heights. Stretching my design skills is what I challenged myself to do with this piece. I took a single butterfly wing drawing I created and tessellated it to see what would happen. The design has an abstract feel, but by using recognizable colors of the Monarch butterfly, one can get a sense of the real thing. Part of my “Out on a Limb” exhibition series.

Also, for the first time, I used oil paint sticks to create added surface design to several of the darker valued rust colored fabrics. They offer a subtle metallic sheen to the finished piece. Finally, I challenged myself with my machine quilting stitches always striving to take my skills to the next level.

This piece is constructed using my Picture Image Machine Appliqué process. Commercial Cotton fabrics. Machine appliquéd and embellished, then machine quilted with rayon and trilobal polyester threads.