Ravendale Star: by Linda Fleschner. Exhibited at IQA Houston 2015. Winner of 3rd Place, Mixed Technique.
I did not design the entire quilt before I started, but I knew I would use the Ravendale paisley print in a Radiant Star. When that was finished, I designed the border feather, staying with a black and white palette (a big departure from the bright colors I normally use).
Modified English paper piecing, fused applique with machine satin stitch, hand-guided free-motion and ruler work longarm quilting, hand-sewn beads.
Commerical cottons for top and back, two layers of batting (cotton first, wool on top) Gutermann polyester thread for piecing, applique, and quilting
Half-inch square images of notable women come together in this celebration of women’s wit and wisdom. From a distance, the viewer sees a set of purple or red ready-to-kiss lips. Up close, women’s faces emerge…from Abigail Adams to Annie Oakley, from Hillary Clinton to Judge Judy.