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A King On His Throne

A King On His Throne

40" w x 42" L

2015

 

You can never tell where a Kingfisher bird is going to sit down and rest awhile. This one decided he was going to rest on a flower pod.

This quilted wallhanging has been hand painted on Silk Hobatai 22 mm fabric. I use Jacquard Red Label dyes and steam set to make the colors permanent. The batt is 100% wool and the backing consist of two layers of commercial fabric. When you make a quilted silk wall hanging you have to add some "weight" to it for it to show well in a quilt show. So my silk quilts consist of 4 layers rather than the usual 3 layers that are required. There was a lot of detail painting and stitching to create the veins in the flower.

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