"Anemone" ©2001
Art Quilt by Studio Artist Dottie Gantt



"Anemone" copyright 2001 - Art Quilt by Dottie Gantt

Size 19" w X 18" h

 

Artist's Statement:
As a member of a small art quilt focus group, I participated in a group challenge to create a piece that used only blue and green fabrics, with finished size of 10" x 12".  

I started working on this piece for the challenge, and somehow I forgot that the requirements stated that the finished size was supposed to be only 10" x 12".   So I completed "Anemone", and then created a second piece (Sea Nettles) for the group challenge.

The Japanese yukata fabric in the center of "Anemone" reminded me of a picture I had seen in a science magazine of delicate "anemones" gently drifting, floating ever so gracefully and effortlessly in the ocean.


Techniques: 
  
Pieced and free motion quilting by machine.  Surface embellishment of hand beaded glass beads.

Materials:   
Fabrics used were Batiks, hand-dyed cottons, commercial cottons, and the centerpiece of Japanese yukata cotton.  Threads used for free-motion machine quilting and machine piecing were rayon, cotton, and monofilament/nylon threads.  The embellishment of glass beads was added by hand.  Polyester batting was used.


Detail View of "Amenome" copyright 2001 - Art Quilt by Dottie Gantt
Detail View


Detail view of "Anemone" copyright 2001 - Art Quilt by Dottie Gantt
Detail View


To see the other challenge piece "Sea Nettles" click below on the photo or link
"Sea Nettle" copyright 2001 - Art Quilt by Dottie Gantt
Sea Nettles 2001
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