Wednesday, April 3, 2013
Catrina Cavalres, A Quilted Canvass
It was an amazing adventure to study another country's culture and holiday traditions. I have decided I like the idea of seeing skeletons depicted in a lighthearted but practical view. Catrina in her flowered and feathered hat is a very festive lady!
And I love all the colors , decorations and the idea of one celebrating the life of one's ancestors in the traditions of the holiday.
The quilt is created in a whole cloth manner. I drew my design free hand on white cloth with pencil. I sandwiched, hand quilted the design and bound the quilt in the traditional manner. Then went back in with acrylic paints and painted in the picture.
I call my creations Quilted Canvasses.