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.
24" w X 39" h Sold
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.