Charles Towne Landing – Impressions in Fiber, will be held at Charles Towne Landing from April 14 -27, 2012 during regular park hours, 10am – 5 pm. The exhibit will be held in the Visitor Center. Various artists will be available to answer questions during the Founders’ Day Festival on April 14, 2012.
I have two pieces in the show - Charleston Thatch and Not the Elk.
The picture I based my quilt on was this cheeky guy snacking on the corn feed in the elk enclosure, while the elk was busy eating the natural vegetation.
I started out with mostly commercial fabric, a piece of computer printed fabric and bit of painted fabric(the bowl). I did most of the piecing with free form curves.
I added some fused pieces of fabric for grass and thread painted both the grass and the raccoon before I layered the quilt. The piece looks a little flat at this stage - it is amazing how quilting adds dimension to a piece - especially if you add an extra layer of batting to highlight an area. The raccoon has two layers of batting. I used a pillow case finish as I did not want any binding on this piece and did not have time to do a facing.
I used a lot of my practice leafs from the last post to build the foliage behind my enterprising thief.
If you have a chance to visit Charles Towne Landing in the next two weeks - I hope you will take the time to visit our exhibit.