29″ x 31″
I created this quilt for the Gig Harbor, WA, Quilt Festival 2008 “Quilting for a Cure” auction supporting local breast cancer charities. This quilt, entitled Hope, symbolizes my hope for a cure to breast cancer for all those who have suffered from breast cancer in the past or will suffer from breast cancer in the future. Using a lovely palette of landscape fabrics, I created this quilt using my “cut and glue” techniques, manipulating the fabrics to create distance and perspective with overlays of tulle. I incorporated Tsukineko inks, wax pastels, and fabric markers to deepen the value of some of the fabrics in the mid to foreground, including the shadowing in the water. Under a deadline, I challenged myself to try a couple of new techniques to save time! After my design was glued to the canvas, I covered it with a single layer of bluish/gray tulle, and then machine basted it with invisible thread. I skipped my “traditional” machine-embroidery step, and instead, machine quilted the quilt very densely.