Thursday, December 9, 2010

Plum Leaf Quilt

I have a couple with whom I have been friends for a while, and they just recently got married.  I was trying to figure out what to give them.  I finally decided to do some sort of quilt.  Last summer while the kids were home, we went out and gathered leaves and did some Eco dyeing as described in India Flint's book Eco Colour.  Many of the things we dyed did not color well, however, the plum leaves from our red plum tree dyed a beautiful maroon and green mix of colors.  I pulled out this piece and decided to stitch veins on many of the leaves on this piece of silk.

Once I had finished all the embroidery, I decided to mount it on a piece of raw silk, machine quilt it, and make a wall hanging of it.  I hope you enjoy seeing the finished quilt.


K Spoering said...

Beautiful! what a lucky couple. I'm sure they will cherish such a gift.

lotta said...

Susan - it looks great - I love how you mounted it with such big neutral area around it. Beautiful.