As I continue playing with sheer fabrics and collaged backgrounds, I have made two more quilts that evoke a spring color and feel. This quilt started with a yellow confetti batik I purchased at The City Quilter on a trip to NYC. I decided to try complimentary colors to see how this might turn out. So, purple and raspberry and shades of yellow were added.
I used batiks, hand dyed fabrics, silks and sheers to make the collage. The daisies are made from a pink sheer, shiva paint sticks on a ghost stitching and white silk dupioni. All of these were stitched with Sulky rayon threads.
Here is a close up of the white daisy. The center is a piece of ice dyed fabric and the leaves were from my stash of hand dyed pieces.
The sheer flower was a cotton candy pink but over the yellow it turned a sort of watermelon color.
While I had all the fabrics picked out, I decided to make a second quilt in the same color scheme. Many of the fabrics are repeated but this one is a square and the sheer flower is more dominant in the design.
Both pieces were mounted on Kaffe Fassett shot cotton named watermelon. I ordered it over the Internet so I wasn't sure it would be a good combo but it turned out to be perfect for these pieces. Below is a close up of the center panel of the quilt. Thanks for checking out my work. Feel free to leave a comment or question.