For my “Reflection” quilt I decided to do it about a mountain near my home that i see just about every where I am. This mountain is an icon for the metropolitan area of Monterrey, Mexico and is called “Cerro de la Silla” or Saddle Mountain. I’ve grown up with this view and i have incorporated this beautiful mountain into many of my paintings and art quilts.
I enjoyed using the slashing technique of Fay Maxwell in my previous quilt that I decided to try it again. For this quilt I decided to create an afternoon landscape. The mountain, which I distressed with bleach, and sun were machine appliquéd. I placed batting on the top half and lots of scraps for the bottom half where the slashing is going to be. I began quilting the top first and then worked my way towards the bottom. Once done I began slashing through the lower layers, then washed the piece in the washing machine for a few minutes and then dried it in the dryer. I did notice that the batik fabrics did not unravel as much as I thought. I embellished the dark areas with dark beads that I saved from my daughters old flip flops and I sewed light and colored beads in the other areas.
Close Up View: