Friday, April 8, 2011

April Haiku


Buds are blossoming

Yet Still snow is falling

Spring, why temporize?


This is suede cloth applique on silk dupioni. The snow flakes are hand embroidered and the cherry blossoms are made from a method I love to use: fuse your fabric to both sides of heavy duty aluminum foil and cut whatever shape you desire. They are attached with french knot centers. It's so much fun as you can bend and shape them and they stay that way!

The quilt is gallery wrap framed.


It measures 11x14


Cherie

7 comments:

orkaloca said...

Oh god not only this quilt and its haiku are gorgeous, you have been so kind to share with us how do you make flowers.
Thank you so much!

Becky said...

What a neat technique! I like the contrast of the light and dark...fits the theme, I think. Thank you for sharing!

Honeyquilts said...

I love your Haiku and how you are imploring Spring to get off its behind and get a move on!
The artwork is so graceful and lovely. I'd love to touch it with all the textures that you used in the piece. It reminds me of Notan. And thanks for sharing a new technique!

Guila (Honeyquilts)

acarolegrant said...

Oh, Cherie... I am in love! This piece is gorgeous...I had forgetten that foil technique, thank you for the reminder....and sharing.
Your work is lovely.. so delicate...
great piece! and of course.. the Haiku so fitting.

Michele said...

just lovely - the colors are perfect. And it describes the spring we're having this year to a T.

Martha Dennis said...

This looks like my spring too, Cherie. I love those spirals in your tree, and that foiling technique sounds really interesting.

Robin said...

So pretty! I have heard of fusing the fabrics together but never with the foil before. So the foil is in the flower? Can you see it at all or does it just provide stability?
Wonderful!