The hand painted art quilt backdrop of Low Tide echoes the colors and textures of the photograph. Dock piling, ladder, seaweed and barnacles supported above the painted fabric and thread make this a great conversation-sparking display piece.
Inspired by the photograph, the 100% cotton fabric was painted using textile paint and a variety of tools and brushes. After it was painted it was layered with batting and a backing fabric. Free-motion quilting, tulle net and more quilting add depth to the piece. It has irregular edges and the sides have a machine blanket stitched finish.
The quilt was adhered to a board that was built to set off the wall approximately 3/4”. The back slats are felt covered to protect the wall and it is wired for hanging. Holes were marked and drilled through the quilt and backboard.
The photograph (5” x 7”) was applied to an acrylic sheet (7” x 11” x 1/8”), holes were drilled, spacers and other hardware attached and the photograph was mounted 3/4” above the art quilt. The back is signed.
Low Tide is approximately 13 3/4” x 18 1/4”. The photograph was taken by @CameronScottPhotography.
I recommend the piece be displayed away from direct sunlight, heat, and moisture.
Please note that colors may vary between different monitors, so the colors of the actual piece may not match your monitor display.