Mixed Metals with Wine, Quilt National

This is one of the most complex pieces that I have done with 4,726 pieces. It is sewn Japanese papers, new and re-cycled silk and in the center, chemically patinated bronze metal leaf and hand painted papers. The center blocks are cut at 3/4" (there are 4 triangles in each block) and the red blocks in the surrounding area are cut at 1 3/4". The whole quilt is sewn with 1/2" strips between the blocks with 1/10" seams. This quilt has been accepted for Quilt National 2009, an international contemporary art quilt show and featured in the book of the same name.