Thursday, August 7, 2014

A Newly Painted Wall for Patty's Wall Hanging

A project that is carefully thought out and takes time to create can be worth waiting for. Several years ago I asked Patty if she would like to design and create a quilted piece using a piece of my hand (dye) painted fabric. Thankfully she agreed.
Patty had it on her design wall for sometime thinking about what she wanted to create. After some consultation with another talented quilter Cheryl, Patty came up with a design which she used to complete this wall hanging. But the story doesn't end there. Soon after, Patty moved and while she was painting her new home, she painted a wall to accommodate this extraordinary wall hanging. I am so thankful she sent me this photo which I was sure others would like to see. 
If you would like to enter into this type of project with me, send me an email at I would love to hear from you!
'Prickly Pear Cactus' Wall Hanging completed by Patty Bowers
including hand dye painted fabric by myself, Eileen Gidman
Patty Bowers with partially completed wall hanging

Close up of partially completed wall hanging


Win Dinn, Artist said...

What a stunning piece...just delicious!

Alice Saltiel-Marshall said...

I love how you paint with dye on fabric. Every piece is delightfully fresh and uplifting!
I especially like this one and it's placement on the green wall. My painting room has such green walls - so cheerful!

Watercolour and Textile Artist, Eileen Gidman said...

Yes, I also like those green walls even though I have never been brave enough to paint my walls with much colour.

Laura Leeder said...

This piece turned out beautifully! What a wonderful tribute to you and your art!