Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Award Winning Wall Hanging

Award Winning Wall Hanging
Quilted Wall Hanging – What a combination!

A very talented quilter Dotty, created this awarding winning wall hanging. Dotty first provided textile painter, Eileen Gidman, with photos of cacti blooming in her garden. The artist composed the hand (dye) painted fabric panel by placing the cacti in the natural setting of an Arizona desert. The 100% cotton fabric was painted by Eileen with fibre reactive dyes resulting in a piece that is washable and easy to stitch.

Ditat Deus means 'God Enriches' which is Arizona's state motto. The fabric inserted on the diagonal and behind the writing is a theme challenge fabric that celebrates Arizona's 100th year of statehood. The piece was embellished with detailed thread painting, quilting and machine embroidered animals that live in the state. Doesn't the blue background Dotty chose make the orange flowers 'sing'!

1 comment:

Win Dinn, Artist said...

My goodness, Eileen - your portion of this exceptional piece is just delightful. You should be justifiably proud of your contribution. Please pass along congratulations to Dotty on such a delightful quilt, as well - well done both!