Out of Eden
25" by 20"
Hand-dyed cotton and silk;
turned edge, raw edge and fused applique; hand quilted and embroidered.
Fences always make me wonder, Who is in and Who is out?
When Adam and Eve ate of the forbidden fruit at the enticing of the serpert, they got thrown out of the Garden. Scriptures don't say where the snake ended up but surely he got thrown out too. I hope the quilt tells a story about the fruit and the snake but the focus of the quilt is the barrier that separates the snake from Eden.
If you are wondering if I am just that bad of a photographer... well, okay I am not great... but the quilt is wonky in shape intentionally and is not all caused by the angle of the camera. All quilts need to be interesting from far, a bit closer, and really up close. Here are some detail pictures.
This quilt has quite a bit more piecing that I have done on others in the IT! series. I am not sure how I feel about that but I have decided to think of it as progress. My goal was to increase my skill with surface techniques. All of these fabrics--ALL-- are my hand dyes or batiks! Wow! That is something I could not say a year ago. Learning to use the hand dyes as elements in the piecing techniques I have used for ages is new. So, progress!