Silk Fusion

I’m pleased to show you some of my silk fusion creations. Click on any of the photos to see more details. I encourage you to come back often to see what’s new!

Hope of Spring

Bare branches of a young tree against a winter sunset always remind me that some day spring will arrive and the color will return to the living plants. Created with my own silk fusion and commercial batiks. I used raw-edged applique and thread drawing to create the tree. This piece measures 27 x 26 inches.

Winter Dawn

The gnarled old tree stands with its deeply grooved bark against the harsh cold of winter, always enduring. This art piece uses my own silk fusion and raw-edge appliqué. This piece measures 26 x 27.25 inches.

Changing Times

The Kansas countryside is full of old decaying barns - a reminder that farming has changed greatly since the early days when small family farms were the norm. I made the barn and tree leaves in this piece with my own silk fusion, while I used thread painting to create the cedar trees and tree trunks. This piece measures 30 x 30 inches.

Rolling Hills Zoo Fish

The Rolling Hills Zoo has a large fish pond that is home to flamingos and goldfish. It is such a peaceful place in which watch the fish swim and splash that I wanted to capture their graceful movements and the sense of tranquility in that spot. This piece measures 21.25 x 22 inches.

Sunset Flight 11

I created this design using both commercial cotton fabrics and my handmade silk fusion. As I made this piece I began to realize the deep meaning it actually held for me: the continued growth, learning and flying even into my retirement years. This piece measures 25 x 23 inches.

Flamingo

I made this piece using my handmade silk fusion that I cut into one inch squares and stitched onto black cotton. I based this on a photograph I took at the Rolling Hills Zoo. It was the perfect subject for my experimenting with this mosaic style of making a quilt. The shimmering silk makes the piece appear to be made of real glazed tiles! This piece measures 34 x 21.25 inches.

Fantasy Flowers

I used my hand-made silk fusion with fusible web to create this mosaic style wall hanging. I love the sheen that the silk gives and the fun aspect that the mosaic adds to the piece. This piece measures 23.5 x 19.5 inches.

Sunset Flight

This piece is made using a casual style of layering the fabric down and then finishing with free-motioned quilting. I used my silk fusion that I made myself, along with cotton fabrics to create this piece. I left the edges of the silk uncut like they actually come when finished, which gives an almost surreal texture to the piece. The blackbird flying at sunset symbolizes me, as it has been only in my “sunset” years that I have discovered the joy and passion for creating. This piece measures 24.5 x 24.5 inches.

Silk Fusion Feathers

Birds are a part of our natural world; they live in cities and in the country, they can be comical, colorful, and their song is soothing. I used feathers in this silk fusion creation to celebrate the birds in my life. This piece measures 7 x 5 inches.

More Feathers

I made these small pictures from recycled fabrics. Each has a feather that are integrated into the silk fusion process. These pieces measure 7 x 5 inches.