Thursday, December 16, 2010

Villa Quilt Completed!!!

        In September I traveled to Meleto, Italy, to attend an art quilt workshop taught by Esterita Austin, It was awesome! If you click on the link, you will see  a brief Youtube  overview of the trip.
        I am beyond thrilled to report that my piece is finally completed and is now hanging in my living room.  It's a lovely reminder of a wonderful trip.
       Here is a view of the villa's courtyard.
     Esterita (Teri) provided us with a full size pattern of the scene, but I made a couple of  changes. Teri had issued us each an "official creative license," so I turned the above structure into another house and because I loved the rolling hills and fields on the way to Siena, I incorporated those into my background.
The finished piece measures 30 x 24, and the actual quilted piece is brighter than it appears in this photo.
    Here are two close-up shots to give you a better look at the piece. The color in these photos is much more accurate.

     I have many photos from the trip that I hope to make into quilt pieces based on what I learned at this workshop.

1 comment:

  1. I am so proud of you, your work is as beautiful as you are a person. You are inspiring to us all. Thanks for sharing it with me. Keep up the good work. Your photographs and quilting are both amazing and captivating.