Feathers and Flowers

Sixian Wu, North York, ON
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Dimensions: 16" x 16"

Materials: Cotton.

Techniques: Machine appliqué and domestic-machine quilting.

Credits: Block pattern is from Baltimore Beauties and Beyond Volume II by Elly Sienkiewicz, pattern no. four, Joy Nichol’s Rose of Sharon (with modifications). Photography by Sixian Wu.

Artist’s Statement:
I tried to pair a traditional appliqué block with some modern, free-motion quilting fillers. The contrast between symmetry and irregularity and between controlled form and free style is surprisingly balanced and complement each other.

Feathers and Flowers
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