Ann Turley – D

Dancing Ginko Leaves

Constructed with crystals and hand-dyed cottons.

Inspired by the movement of falling ginko leaves, I’ve created this little quilt. By placing the leaves in a circle I hope to make you think of a folk dance of sorts, or maybe a ballet. Each leaf has arms and a head and is wearing a dress “embroidered” with Ds.

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  1. What a clever use of the letter, love the contrasting colours.

  2. Botany fashion and folklore, nice idea. Strong contrast that highlights your dancing leaves.

  3. Beautiful leaves, but once you are drawn in, you can see the tiny fairylike leaves gracefully dancing in their ginko gowns through the air.

  4. What a great take on the subject, I can just see them dancing in the wind dressed in their finery! Great choice of fabrics.

  5. Maryte Collard

    Unexpected, but very joyful, just like a folk dance should be. Love your choice of my favorite colors 🙂

  6. I like the humouristic note behind your interpretation ! Good choice of colours.

  7. Lots of movement here and I can see the leaves turning and turning in their lovely dresses. Great colours.

  8. Yes your leaves are happily dancing in their beautiful outfit. Love your contrasting colours.

  9. A lovely, lively quilt in a striking colour scheme. I love the idea of the leaves as little dancers in fancy dresses.

  10. joanbrailsford

    Your design has a real feeling of movement about it, so I can see the dancing element. I love the way that your stitching inside each leaf carries the letter, and the colours you gave used make the leaves ‘pop’. Lovely

  11. I love the idea of ginkgo leaves transforming to dresses! Strong choise of colours too.

  12. studiociboulette

    Lovely dancing piece. Beautiful.

  13. Nice colors and dancing d’s, love the ginko leaves and the way they move on your quilt, like the dance transformation.

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