21 ¾” w x 40”L [55.5cm x 101.5cm]
I have been observing the seasonal colours in my neighbourhood and am amazed by the variety and number of flowering trees and shrubs even during a Queensland winter. Pale to rosy pink, bright and bold yellow, soft orange and many shades of green abound.
For Betty’s challenge I decided to work with a dyed merino wool pre-felt and black felt of unknown composition, as I hadn’t used these materials before in a quilt. It was interesting to note how the dense, soft wool fibres seemed to absorb light.
The felted piece was applied to the background with the corners and some of the other edges curling a little to mimic the exfoliating dead bark of the huge eucalypt near the local junior school.
Materials; cotton, batting, thread, wool, felt
Techniques; embellisher machine used for the felting, machine applique, machine quilted