Coneflower Fiesta by Ann Fahl

Coneflower Fiesta

Price: $6,000.00  Size: 63 x 46 inches
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This garden was inspired by Line Dancing Under the Stars, a project in my book Dancing with Thread. I wanted to design something much larger with much more background interest.

I arranged nine 46 inch long strips in either blue or green, to create the backdrop. On the lower edge of each strip I attached some uneven green strips to create an irregular horizon line for this light-hearted garden.

My very first coneflower quilt was made back in 1999; used pink as the flower color, so this time I chose a similar but deeper coral to rose fabric to create a bold contrast with the background. The stems and diamond shaped leaves were made from a lush blue/green/purple hand dyed fabric by Laura Wasilowski. Each flower is topped off with my favorite commercial rainbow fabric with lime green dots. This creates a very dramatic central cone; and carries out my light-hearted theme.

The machine quilting, is my trademark “dancing” with five large flaming spirals adding contrast in size and pattern. The variegated thread choices change with the color and value of the background.

The outside edges are faced so that no binding is visible.

This quilt will be my featured quilt for my 2011 exhibit at the LaConner Quilt and Textile Museum and was given its title by Diane Gaudynski.

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