4231 - Inner Beauty II

4231 - Inner Beauty II
Rose & Ed Kirwan
Mt. Carroll, IL    USA

Width: 8"   Length: 10"

Materials/Techniques: The gladiolus was first cut from pieces of cotton fabric and fused together on a telfon sheet. My husband then used Shiva Paint Sticks, which are oil paints in stick form, to give depth and shading to the flower. Once he was done, I fused the flower to heavyweight Pellon and did some thread painting and "quilting." The edges are finished with a multi-tonal zigzag stitch. I chose to make our project 8x10 so that it would fit a standard photo frame.

Artist's Statement: The gladiolus is a symbol of strength and integrity. How fitting that it is also such a beautiful flower.

Dedication: In hope that soon Alzheimer's will no longer affect mankind.

This quilt is displayed with Fast Finish Triangles.

This quilt earned $89.83 for the AAQI.