Dance of Harmony

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Dance of Harmony
66 in
70 in
(168 cm x 178 cm)
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This is my second art quilt inspired by the work of French artist Henri Matisse. It was exhibited in the 1997 Canadian National Juried Quilt Show and in the Peace Quilt exhibit at the Waterloo and Area Quilt Festival in the early 2000s. The purple figure represents a person who is bringing the red person and the blue person together in harmony. And of course the purple person is a woman.
Fancy fabrics (mostly polyester), including satin and velvet were fused to interfacing, cotton batt, polyester batting behind the figures, black polycotton backing. Sulky Sliver metallic thread in upper background, reminiscent of the Northern Lights.
The background is pieced in sections and joined. The figures were pieced first and then set into the background by machine. After quilting (mostly stitch in the ditch) the back was slit to insert extra batting behind the figures and a second backing was added.