45.5" x 60"  2009

This is truly a mixed techniques quilt!  It includes English hand smocking (because I needed some hand work to do while my husband was in the hospital for a week last winter), fabric manipulation (inspired from a costume in the stage production of "Phantom of the Opera"), foundation piecing, machine applique, digitized embroidered motifs and free-standing lace.  I even made the large glass beads above the tassels in a workshop I took with my son last summer! 

"Monochrome" won 2nd place in the Computer-Aided Machine Embroidery category at the 2010 Houston Internation Quilt Festival, and an Honorable Mention at the 2010 AQS show in Paducah.

Made from cottons, necktie silk, machine embroidery threads, perle cotton, seed beads, glass, purchased tassels, and cotton batting.  Embroidery designs from EmbroideryOnline, Zundt Designs, and Martha Pullen/Zundt.

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