This applique masterpiece belongs to Dorothy. It is a large part of the reason that I was pretty quite here last month! Dorothy does exquisite hand applique and challenges me (in a good way). Her mix of a batik and Asian fabrics is masterful. I like both kinds of fabrics, but tend to keep them in separate quilts. I may have to step out of that box. This has to be one of my favorite quilts that I have ever had the pleasure of working on.
My goal for the quilting was to make the applique shine. All the border fabrics were quite busy, so the only thing I knew would show up at all was some line work. I did the curve echo in a gold magnifico thread is the Oriental border. The green batik got a brownish Magnifico thread and a variety of designs to tie it all together.
The background fill behind the applique is a mix of pebbles, echoing and a fill that was inspired by the gold design in the border fabric.
It is a little easier to see all the quilting of the back of this one.
And because I don't think that there can be too many pictures of this stunner, here are some more.
The pictures really do not do this quilt justice. If you are in the area and would like to see this quilt, and other amazing quilts by Dorothy like this or this, you can do so by attending her exhibit this May right here is Dauphin, Manitoba. I am really looking forward to it!