Saturday, January 21, 2017

Canada 150: Red and White


2017 is Canada's 150th Birthday and this art quilt celebrates the occasion in red and white!  The red maple leaves were painted using hand-cut stencils that I made from locally gathered leaves. The background has been free motion machine quilted and hand stitched and then organza maple leaves were stitched along some of the leaf veins so that they add more movement and texture.


This piece is headed to the Salmon Arm Art Gallery for their Red and White exhibit that opened last night.

14 comments:

JM in Toronto said...

Beautiful!

Sally said...

Stunning! I feel like I'm in an early snow storm with fall leaves still on the trees. Nice work KK!

Sally said...

Stunning! I feel like I'm in an early snow storm with the fall leaves still on the trees. Lovely work KK!

Stephanie Hateley said...

Exquisite, the leaves look amazing and the best quilting!

Lily Sweeney said...

What a striking quilt. The vibrancy of the red leaves is amazing. Happy Birthday neighbor!

Village Quilts said...

Stunning! The maple leaves look so realistic!

doscuppy2000 said...

Congratulations.

Phyllis Pharis said...

Kathy, it's gorgeous! I hope you win a ribbon :)

djw quilts said...

Love it KK!

Gayle said...

Love it! So pretty, much different than I expected when you said Canada, red and white!

teachpany said...

That's gorgeous! I love the mixture of fabrics and the 3-d effect. You are so talented.

Holly Yingling said...

Stunning quilt, such talent!!

Jennifer said...

Beautiful!

Jennifer said...

Beautiful!