Wednesday, December 24, 2014

Happy Christmas

Mirrored Sunset is a wall hanging from the strata section of Improvising Tradition.  It illustrates just how versatile strata can be.  In this project I used strata as the background for a Hawaiian applique, inspired by mid century starburst mirrors.  The depth of the strata comes from the Oakshott cottons.  I've used them before, and these shot cotton fabrics are just gorgeous in person.  The different colored threads woven as the warp and weft create an amazing shimmer.  I chose my fabrics from the Oakshott Ruby bundle.
photo by Joe Hancock
In these colors, it strikes me as very Christmassy - almost like a snowflake.  Happy holidays this week everyone!


FlourishingPalms said...

What a lovely design, Alexandra! The background makes the focus appliqué pop. Love this! And, I like the photo... how the board slats frame the whole thing. Perfect. Have a very merry Christmas with your family.

Leanne said...

Beautiful quilt and happy holidays to you!

Unknown said...

Merry Christmas from a meltingly warm Queensland, Australia. Thank for your inspiration all year!