Ann Turley – S
Inspiration – Olympic Ribbon Twirlers
I recently read an article about the Ribbon Twirling competition that described the movement of the ribbons as Serpentine. Yay, an “S” word that could be translated into a small art quilt! To achieve the two-color effect of these beautiful ribbons, I first created a simple diagonally pieced under layer using three fabrics. I marked a dark yellow/gold batik with undulating lines, backed it with Wonder Under and narrowly split the lines to create the ribbons, while placing an S in two corners. After fusing everything down I stitched along all the raw edges with metallic thread. Because I was left with a relatively large amount of background, I chose to practice a bit of detailed machine quilting, trying to stick to the Serpentine theme. It is finished with a facing, my favorite edge finish.
PS – I’m not sure why the colors are so different, but the full photo is the most accurate.