First Light at Dawn

Prima luce dell'alba

For this quilt I painted an olive tree growing in the red soil of Puglia.  One can see the sea and coast far away in the background.  Each leaf was sewn separately, and two different gold, silver and dark gray metallic treads were used to create movement.

First prize at the national competition “A Journey Among Southern Colors” – Italy

Techniques: Fabric painting with oil paint sticks, “snippets”, appliqué, machine quilting and embroidery.

Materials: American quilting cotton and batiks; multicolored and metallic threads.

In: Fantasy