Saturday, November 22, 2014

Vitis - Art Quilt with Grapes and Grape Leaves

A new art quilt is born! 

This has to be my favourite art quilt (maybe the latest is always the favourite) . . . I love the soft colour palette and the beautiful texture that ripples and swirls with the leaves and grapes.
The grape leaves are painted using metallic copper and moss green textile paints with stencils I made using local grapes leaves to get the shape just right. The grapes themselves were stamped using the end of a spool of thread.

There is lots of machine quilting and then my favourite seed stitches that I did by hand . . . it was such a relaxing piece to work on. I chose to add the botanical name for grapes "Vitis" to the left side. Here is a photo of a bit of the detail.


5 comments:

Debbie said...

Love it Kathy!

Sally said...

WONDERFUL!!! Just love the depth and texture of this work, Kathy@

Sue Simpson said...

This is beautiful Kathy!!! I love the movement and depth...even with soft colors. Just lovely. Sues

Astrid said...

It's gorgeous! Love the grapes, leaves and colors!

DownHome Designs said...

Gorgeous, Kathy! Love the colors and detail!