Happy New Year 2017 from Quilt Inspiration. To all of our readers around the world, we wish you years of peace, joy, and many blessings ! Thanks so much to everyone for dropping by to read this blog and for all your nice comments.
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Peace by Susan Greenwell
Susan says of her original design, "Raw edge applique, free motion stitching, stitching with the walking foot. Simple, yet effective." We agree, and this brings to mind the old adage, "Less is more." The theme of Peace on Earth, with the dove carrying the olive branch, flying through a hushed, starlit sky, is a beautifully depicted motif. Circular, swirling cut outs on the dove add visual interest, elegance, and sophistication.
Closeup, Peace by Susan Gladwell
Susan quilted this lovely work herself using a stationary machine. In this close-up, you can see the gold paint that embellishes the olive branch and the stem edges.
Image credits: Photos were taken by Quilt Inspiration at the 2016 Quilt Arizona ! show.