10,805 - Floral Portal

10,805 - Floral Portal

Margie Draper
Woodstock, VA USA

Width: 8.5" Length: 10"

Designer: Original design

Materials/Techniques: The design was drawn on a clothes dryer sheet and has poly-fil batting. The backing fabric is the same as the front consisting of cottons, batiks and knit fabrics. I also used, acrylic paints, permanent markers, fabric glue, clear sequins and red metal discs for the berries. The design is sealed with a homemade mixture of Mod Podge. The oval frame is reinforced with a zigzag stitch; the binding was machine stitched and hand-sewn to the back.

Artist Statement: The purpose of this quilt was for a doll quilt swap. My partner and I decided to each donate our quilts to AAQI rather than swap. I wanted to make something graceful and elegant for a change rather than my usual scrappy plans. The gold in the black frame fabric, the sequins and flat metal discs cause it to really sparkle whenever the light hits it although the camera may not reflect this aspect.
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Dedication: This quilt is dedicated in loving memory of my mother who loved flowers and quilts.

This quilt has a Hanging Ring.

This quilt earned $20.75 for the AAQI.