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Drawing Nigh


This is the second in my series of quilts related to women down through history who have seen their men go off to war or other dangerous jobs for extended periods.  It is something of a remake of the first in this series "Waiting...".  This time, the woman has her young tween or early teen daughter with her who hasn't seen her father for over a year and she is a little nervous.  I had a very difficult time making the sky.  I painted four pieces, using Setacolor fabric paints and finally chose one and added more paints.  Then I pieced the storm-at-sea part and pieced it together where it turns into the pictorial sea, but I ended up overdying them together after piecing so they melded better.  I nearly quit making this quilt several times along the way, but it is finally finished.  I used over thirty different colors of threads..most of which are variegated. The sea foam is represented by Angelina Fibers.

Date Added: April 23, 2016


Name of Pattern or Block none
Owned By Betty Jo Tatum
Name of Maker Betty Jo Tatum
Name of Quilter Betty Jo Tatum
Year Made 2016
Year Made is: Certain
Located in City Ashburn
Located in State VA
Located in Country USA
Condition of Quilt Mint
Design Source Totally Original Design
Genre Art Quilt
Genre - Other Desc. Landscape
Quilt Type Wall Quilt
Quilt Width 40
Quilt Height 45
Measurement In: Inches
Fabric Used 100% Commercial Cotton, Decorator Fabrics, 100% Cotton Hand-dyed/Hand Painted, Other
Fabric Used - Other Desc. velvet, cotton/silk Radiance, yarn
Construction Technique other
Construction Technique - Other Desc. Piecing, Applique, Dyed andPainted
Piecing By Machine
Applique by Machine
Types of Quilting Quilted on domestic machine
Embellishments Other
Embellishments - Other Desc. Free motion thread painting (hair), hot fix crystals, fuzzy yarn


#6 Sewdreamy 2016-05-03 22:57
Thank you everyone for your wonderful comments. :D
#5 cbear 2016-05-03 11:37
This is a gorgeous quilt! I am so glad you finished it and shared it with us. :-)
#4 DebbieMac 2016-04-28 06:32

I think your work is amazing and I love the angel. I like that you have kept her suttel and blended into the sky. Thank you for sharing this wonderful piece of artwork with us. Your quilt show friend, Debbie MacDonald from Nova Scotia, Canada
#3 Laurel Christensen 2016-04-26 07:06
I love this quilt. You're a real artist. The sky is just beautiful and the detail on the ship is awesome. The woman and her daughter are beautiful and really convey their emotions well. The lighthouse is wonderful as well. It's such a treasure. Thank you for sharing.
#2 Sewdreamy 2016-04-25 17:21
Quoting Diane:
So beautiful. Love the heralding angel.

Thank you DIane! I had wondered what people would think about the angel. :D
#1 Diane 2016-04-25 12:48
So beautiful. Love the heralding angel.
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