Drawing Lesson

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Drawing Lesson

Helen E. Blumen

10 in
7 in
Bethesda, Maryland USA
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This quilt began as a sketch of my hand from an elementary drawing class. I created a background of kantha-style stitching, using a simple running stitch, on a handkerchief that had belonged to my uncle, and then stitched the design using back stitch. The piece became one block in a set of four that combined to form a vertical quilt that I entered in a show that required the quilts to be 48" by 12". For this trunk show, I removed this block from the original quilt and resized and refinished it.
Vintage handkerchief, drawing, embroidery thread, cotton brocade
Rendered drawing, back stitched, kantha stitched, tied