Friday, August 19, 2011

Glowing Cabbage III: The Last of the Glowing Cabbages?

I've spent the last couple of weeks working on cabbage images, making two small whole-cloth painted quilts and one larger pieced quilt.  Today the larger pieced quilt, Glowing Cabbage III, makes its debut.

To make it three-dimensional, I padded the central head with polyester fiberfill and wired each leaf so they would be free-standing.  Here's a detail shot:

The leaves were originally sponge-painted with Pebeo Setacolor watercolors, then details were added with more Pebeo Setacolor plus Jacquard Lumiere acrylics.  The veins were created with machine satin stitching. 

This Glowing Cabbage III, and Glowing Cabbages I and II before it, were all based on this photo of a cabbage I grew in a pot on my front porch:

These three glowing cabbage quilts, along with another one called Hanging Grapes, together comprise my offerings for Fiber Harvest, a quilt show sponsored by the Connecticut Fiber Arts Collective which will be hanging in the West Hartford Public Library for the month of September.  After that the show moves to the Middlefield and then the Southbury public libraries.


  1. Girlfriend you are prolific!! Each piece is beautiful with this latest the crowing glory! Excellent job and I can't wait to see them "live"!

  2. Thanks! Salute to Grandpa Ott is still coming up, soon.