6791 – Copper Iris

6791 – Copper Iris

Linda Murdoch
Berea, KY   USA

Width: 9"   Length: 12"

Materials/Techniques: Cotton, silk organza, and silk dupioni. A photograph of a full moon was printed onto silk organza and overlaid on a yellow/gold silk dupioni. This was hand appliquéd using needle turn techniques onto the dark blue cotton background. The iris flowers are made from a shiny cotton fabric and the stems and leaf from silk dupioni. These were raw-edge fused and then the raw edges were satin stitched.

Artist Statement: The evening before we moved my dad into an Alzheimer’s Care Center, he and I were sitting on his deck. It was a warm, early summer evening with the soft fragrance of the flowers from his garden floating on the air. A huge full moon rose over the trees. Looking at the moon, my dad said, “That is really pretty. What is that called?” I replied, “That is the moon, dad.” After a few moments of gazing at the moon, my dad said, “That is really nice. I like that.” Me too, Dad.

Dedication: For Alvin Peterson

This quilt has Fast Finish Triangles.

This quilt earned $155 for the AAQI.