Pictures of my “Snow Queen” quilt. This quilt is about commitment, commitment to finish those things that we don’t want to. The commitment to continue on when all seems to be falling apart around you.
My Snow Queen is crying, as she does not want to be blowing that icy wind over the world, but that is her job, it must be done, and so it is.
This is a personal quilt that is not now, nor ever will be, for sale.
The sky is done with free form piecing, cut a piece, sew it, cut another sew it, etc etc. Placing dark values near the ground and lighter values higher in the sky.
Snow Queen herself was created with a commercial stamp on a piece of frosted fabric and black ink. The face was then stuffed for dimension and the hair (silvery ribbons) applied by hand, each stiffened with a glue mix to simulate ice. She has a headband of crystal pearls holding her hair back from her face, and one single crystal tear has escaped her left eye onto her cheek. Her icy breath is formed with glitter, glue and paints.
The snow is painted with three different paints, a textural snow craft paint, pearl white and white fabric paints. Sobo glue was then applied to guarantee the snow would not brush off. The trees and moose are from the book “A Forest of Quilts” by Terri Kralik. The trees are covered with Angelina Fibers fused to a layer of Misty Fuse and highlighted with glitter.
Started in October of 2006, she is finished now and will hang beside our fireplace this winter.
Sometimes the only way to work through an event, is to create…..therefore I do.