I love this little quilt, only 20" x 19¼”, probably because I love working with neutrals.
Birches was inspired by the many clumps of birches local to our area.
A piece of my own hand dyed suggested trees in the background. I added a few bits of fabric and stitching to complete the background. The foreground was covered with snippets (small pieces of several fused fabrics) and stitched down.
The tree trunks were made individually using a “crackled” fabric fused to a stiff interfacing to which I added the marks on the trunks. These were than arranged and stitched on to the background and I used Shiva oil paint sticks to create the shadowing and darkened areas on the trunks.
A skinny little border framed the piece and once the quilting was completed, the wider border was turned to the back as a binding.
Quilt Name: Birches
Description: Fused &n Appliqued Wall hanging
Size: 20” x 19¼”
Fabrics: 100% cotton
Predominant colours: Brown, white, black
Construction Techniques: Fused Applique & snippets
Back: 100% off-white cotton
Batting: Cotton Batting
Edge finish: Front turned to back
Quilting: Free motion machine quilted
Quilted by: Terry Whyte
Date completed: 2009
Quilt History: Displayed at the Kirkland Lake Mile of Gold Quilter's Guild Annual Quilt Show in May 2009, Temiskaming International Plowing Match Quilt Competition in September,2009 and at the Kirkland Lake Art Club Show.
Maker: Terry Whyte