Thank you for the flowers

Grazie dei fiori

Some time ago i saw a black and white photograph in a magazine; there were two people kissing each other seen from above.  It was wartime and the man was wearing a uniform.  What impressed me was their love, in spite of everything.

A few days later, i looked out of the window from upstairs and saw my son kissing his girlfriend.  So I was inspired to create this quilt, with their portraits which i painted with textile paints.

I have played with different thicknesses of batting to give a three dimensional effect, and  I have machine embroidered all the leaves, flowers and stones.

“Fujix Limited award” in Tokyo. Exhibited at  Metropolitan Art Museum, American Quilters Society Museum- Kentucky, International Quilt Study Center – University of Nebraska-Lincoln.
Finalist at International Competition  “A World of Beauty” – The International Quilt Association – Houston.

Techniques: painting on fabric, appliquè, broiderie perse, free motion embroidered.

Materials: cotton fabrics, batiks, textile paints, adhesive for fabrics, rayon threads.

In: Love