Monday, September 17, 2018

Swamp Maple

Swamp Maple, artistic interpretation of Swamp Red Maple, acer rubrum var. drummondi
42.5" square (30" square on point)
Cotton fabrics, silk and bamboo roving, textile medium.
Machine quilted, hand embellished and embroidered.
Leaves are individually cast from actual leaves
For step-by-step progress photos, see this previous post.

Recently shown at Pennsylvania National Quilt Extravaganza 2018, along with
Passion For Color
48 x 66"
Hand dyed cotton sateen & black Kona cotton
Machine pieced and quilted


works4me said...

Swamp Maple is gorgeous. It deserved its first place.

Denise :) said... the dimensional feel of your Swamp Maple! :)

Frédérique said...

I love your Maple quilt, leaves are beautiful. Love the quilting in your rainbow too!

dapples said...

the tree is lovely and 3d leaves! Nice

Sharon said...

WOW! stunning!

Nancy in NV-wheres the dude at blogspot said...

Love both of your quilts, both very different, you have many talents. Great job.

Katy Sweigart said...

Wow! That tree is amazing! Nice work!

Jocelyn said...


Lena Pugacheva said...

Beautiful piece of art! I like the way it looks like a window, and the sky is so subtle, just the right shade for autumn. I also feel an urge to make a quilt with autumn leaves every year :)))

Quilting Babcia said...

Fabulous quilt. Thanks for sharing, so much inspiration here.

Lynda said...

Beautiful. And love the leaves too.

Mary at Fleur de Lis Quilts said...

Gorgeous! I love the 3D effect. I imagine that using silk really adds to it. I noticed that the sky is made from leaf blocks, but it's so subtle!
Both quilts are gorgeous. You are very talented!
Visiting from Amy's Blogger Quilt Festival

Nana said...

Maple tree speak strong. I know there was much work involved for looks simple and beautiful. The hand dyed fabrics are beautiful and the quilting is amazing.