Here is the quilt in its latest form. I added the shadows at the bottom and the stamped leaves at the top. The leaves are in two colors of Lumiere - copper and gold. I almost feel like it needs one more color, maybe black. Am I cheesing it up?
My friend Joan suggested that I frame this piece with a bamboo frame. On Pat's blog she has a wonderful tutorial. I think I will follow her format and see what happens. The shadowbox frames she uses are hard to find here on Maui, but darling Bruce said he would build a box if I found the right frame. It will have to be done this weekend, since drop-off for the show is next Wednesday!
IF I frame the quilt, I might not even bind it. I can't seem to find the right fabric and I've never done a facing before (I will learn that at Carol Taylor's class at Art Quilt Tahoe, but not till November!).
Here is a closeup of the leaves:
I like the sheer effect of the Lumiere paint, but I still think it needs a darker color.
I drew and carved the stamps myself:
I really like this! You can add whatever you want, whenever you want. I have a nice little stack of 4"x6" blanks for carving. Buying rubber stamps is so expensive, and this is much more personal.
True to my nature, I carved the stamps then boldly attacked the fabric. One of these days the fact that I don't do test runs is going to backfire, but I was lucky again this time.