Here it is: 100% handmade.
All of the still life pieces are hand appliqued, the stems are tiny rick rack which I sewed on by hand, and I also hand embroidered it. The borders are a woven lattice work - all hand appliqued. And my favorite part, the basket, is also hand woven. This was a bit tricky, I'd never made a basket before.
I also hand quilted this baby and the wool batting really makes each stitch stand out.
To finish this off properly, I bought a deep edge canvas and spray painted it dark gray. Then I attached the quilt corners to the canvas and hung it. No glass or anything - it is important to be able to touch it and see it up close - I didn't spend all this time to lock it up in some box.
I am incredibly proud of this one. And I am so lucky to be able to meet artists from all over the world at the Houston quilt fest each year and be inspired by their work.
Someday I am going to convince my quilt buddy, Amy G., to go with me to the quilt fest in Japan! This of all the inspiration we will bring back!