Tuesday, September 7, 2010

'Tis the season for Quilting!

Acck! Summer is over and its back to school time, but as the leaves fly and winter slowly settles in, there is a warm feeling in a quilter's heart. Quilting season is upon us. Although I've really branched out into the world of fibre art, I still consider myself a quilter at heart. Here's one of my latest creations.
This Damsel Fly is machine quilted over paint and foil. I loved the idea of the detailed wings and body against the out of focus background. It took me months to find the right background fabric, but it worked out perfectly. It is inspired by a beautiful photograph that I found online titled: Male Northern damselfly Coenagrion hastulatum © D.Goddard