Papyrus I by Ann Fahl

Papyrus I

Price: $975.00  Size: 20 x 35 inches
Additional Images: 1  2  3  4 

This quilt was inspired by an earlier quilt titled “Beyond the Nile.” I really liked the way the stems of the papyrus curved and crossed each other, creating a gentle flow of air. This tropical plant has always fascinated me, not just because it was used to make paper in ancient Egypt, but I always have at least one papyrus plant in my garden each summer. The heads are so unusual and it can withstand a little bit of fall weather as well, and an occasional bird will sit on the flower heads. I love the way that I can machine embroider all the thin strips.

The piece came together with just three fabrics, just as I had envisioned it. The fish is actually a left-over from “Egyptian Garden I.” All the fish were cut from a hand painted fabric that had interesting gradations of color, and I had extras.

The quilting is simple. Swirls created heat for the sun. Yellow variegated thread outlined all the background stripes. And a variegated dark thread created the scales and details on the fish, as well as the currents in the water.

This quilt has a faced edge, with wool batting inside.

If you wish to purchase a quilt; you may pay by check, via PayPal, or use Ann's layaway plan. Please fill out Quilt Purchase Agreement for layaway option.

Back to the Ancient Artistry Art Quilt Gallery
Ann Fahl Domain Logo
Ann Fahl Ginko Logo
Click to Checkout
Item(s): 0
   Cost: $0.00