Feathers and Frost
This quilt features six swans that were thread painted and constructed one feather at a time. To create depth in the top of the background I overlaid layers of ice dyed cotton fabrics, trees, ice dyed silk organzas, and hand drawn aspen trees. The trees were then covered with over 2000 hand sewn crystal beads. The water fabric was immersion dyed and layered with silks and tulles to give the water movement. Techniques and materials included my own ice dyed fabrics, inks, paints, snippets, and beads. The entire quilt was heavily machine quilted.