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!
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.
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.
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.
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.