This original art quilt was made and designed by my friend Amy G.
Amy's original design was inspired by 'Fraktur' - which is a type of elaborate folk art. And I think she has certainly captured this unusual genre.
The work is created all by HAND! Hand applique and hand embroidery! And its embellished with trim, buttons and beads. She's used some beautiful prints, but she also used a lot of wool and some lovely velvets, which add to the texture. Amy's embroidery thread of choice is pearl cotton (size 8), mostly Valdani.
My part was merely the machine quilting - which I tried to keep in the background as much as possible so as not to detract from this incredible art.
The foundation is an antique feed sack textile. The feed sack is loosely woven (so a bit tricky to quilt) and it has a few spots of wear and stains from its many years of use, which make it all the more special. Those original red lines running down the textile make a perfect frame.
Amy is an incredibly talented, extraordinary needle artist. Truly. No more words needed... the pictures say it all.
On Friday, I'll link up with
Off the Wall Fridays
Finish It Up Friday