Monday, December 29, 2008
Vines Aging Gracefully
Completed in 2006, this piece is inspired by the sweet potato vines that were growing rapidly outside my front door. The background fabric is sun painted using the vines for the shapes, that fabric was cut up and used in a grid with the vines appliqued over the top, satin stitched down and quilted mostly in a baptist fan pattern. I loved that the vines had very new growth which was a lime green and very old dark purple leaves with holes as well as some yellow near death leaves in the fall depicting the entire life cycle of the plant.