Gallery: Raw-Edge Applique
STILL LIVELY, 2012, 44 X 30
The honey-colored velvet in the upper right-hand border is from a blazer I wore for years and couldn't bear to part with. In fact, the center of the large flower in the detail above is a fluffed-up piece of interfacing from the same jacket. Above that flower and to the right of it are folded and stitched hand-dyed dryer sheets. Scattered throughout the bouquet are bright orange blossoms -- you can see one in the lower left of the detail. These are crunched-up plastic vegetable bags that once held onions. The vase is silk brocade, the background satin. Midway up the right border is a strip of plaid velvet, a swatch given to me by my son, who was importing fabric at the time.