"Appalachian Sunset" ©1999
Art Quilt by Studio Artist Dottie Gantt

"Appalachian Sunset" copyright 1999 - Art Quilt by Dottie Gantt


Artist's Statement:
West Virginia is my birthplace and I always feel a strong sense of belonging whenever I see the beautiful Blue Ridge Appalachian Mountains.  Those "hills" have a wonderful assortment of trees, some are grand old "dames" past their prime, but they are still quite beautiful.  To put a bit of myself in this piece, I used real oak leaves from my yard to design the oak leaf-quilting pattern in the border.


Size 24" w X 39" h
This Wall Hanging Is In The Private Collection
Of Dr. and Mrs. Richard  H. Hudson

The mountains in the center oval were machine appliqued.  The oval was reversed appliqued.  The borders were machine pieced.  The trees were raw-edged appliqued, with free-motion machine embroidery.  The wall hanging was free-motion machine quilted.

Fabrics used were commercial cotton fabrics, Batik fabrics, and the wonderful hand-painted Skydyes fabric that was used for the sky in the oval.   Rayon, metallic, cotton and monofilament/nylon threads were used for the machine quilting and machine embroidery.  Polyester batting was used.

Detail View of "Appalachian Sunset" copyright 1999 - Art Quilt by Dottie Gantt
Detail View

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