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Sumac in a Storm Wall Quilt

Sumac in a Storm Wall Quilt
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A richly-layered wall quilt in luminous colours, depicting fronds of autumnal sumac leaves seen through a rainstorm. The colours shade across the fronds, from vivid reds, through oranges and yellows, to acid lime greens.

I created each individual leaf using foundation piecing, using a wide variety of fabrics including silks, satins and velvets; I then used invisible machine appliqué to create the shapes of the fronds on a pale yellow background. Broken lines of big-stitch quilting in varied colours, worked at 45 degrees across the surface, create the rain; I echoed these angles in the border, pieced from diagonal strips of different green fabrics.

The quilt is backed with plain pale green, and edged with a unique textured border created from raw-edged scraps of the leaf fabrics.

A hidden casing at the top back will hold your own batten/hanging pole.

The quilt will be sent to you cushioned with reusable bubble-wrap, and packed into a cardboard box (recycled when possible). Hanging pole and fixings are not included.

Size: 69in (c170cm) square


This quilt was inspired by the view through a window when I was teaching a workshop one very stormy day; the vivid colours of a sumac in its autumn foliage shone like beacons through the lashing rain. It reminded me of the painting by Rousseau of a tiger in a tropical storm. It was one of those quilts that just HAD to be made; the moment I arrived back home I went straight to my fabric stash and started pulling out all kinds of fabrics in the relevant colours, and got down to designing and making it straight away.

Shipping & delivery

This item will be posted to you by GailLawtherQuilts within 3 days of receiving payment.

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United Kingdom £6.00 £3.00

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£12.00 £6.00
United States £18.00 £9.00
Rest of the World £20.00 £10.00

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