7734 My Summer Garden: Asiatic Lily ($59.64)

7734  My Summer Garden:  Asiatic Lily   ($59.64)

Nancy Keuss Cable
Chapel Hill, NC   USA

Width: 8"   Length: 11.5"

Materials/Techniques: Multi-pieced batik and cotton background. Batik and cotton lilies are appliqued using fusible web and satin stitch. Machine-quilted using YLI 100% long staple cotton variegated thread. Hand embroidery and beading.

Artist Statement: The Asiatic lily blooms so beautifully in my garden every year and this year was no exception. With green leaves and other dark green foliage in the background, the stage was set for the brilliant orange of flowers. After photographing both flowers, I set to work creating an art quilt to capture the beauty using many small pieces of fabric. Then, a couple days later, as I was preparing to embroider the stamens, went outside to get a better look at them. Only this time, I found stubs where there once were flowers. It seems the deer found my lilies even more appealing...they ate them!
Nancy Keuss Cable

Dedication: In memory of mom and dad, Jeanette and Guilford Keuss. Mom had ALS (Lou Gehrig's disease) and dad had Alzheimer's.

This quilt has Fast Finish Triangles.

This quilt earned $59.64 for the AAQI.