This piece seems a fitting end to the fairy tale themed art quilts – a couple hand in hand heading off to enjoy a long and happy life.
The Lived Happily Ever After (11” x 15”)
Category: Fairy Tale Series
As I mentioned earlier, this tree fabric inspired my fairy tale themed quilts, but when I found a remanent of red silk, my mind was filled with images of Red Riding Hood heading into the woods and we see her red cape flowing behind her. This was the first quilt in the series that I sketched.
At the bottom of the cape, you can see a bit of lace from her dress underneath peeking out.
Red Riding Hood (23” x 29”) – she’s off to grandmother’s house
A bed piled high with mattresses and by order of a doubting queen, a small pea lies beneath them all. If the girl felt the pea, she was indeed a princess and worthy of the prince.
Princess & Pea 1 (17” x 20”) – she hardly closed her eyes all night, heaven know what was in the bed
A princess clad in lilac silk with silk ties on her arms. She is the Light Princess – as in she floats. In this tale the princess is cursed to not be affected by gravity. She floats and so does her personality. She has little care for others and doesn’t see the consequences of her actions.
That is until she is in water. In water the princess is truly the person she was meant to be and she falls in love. I enjoyed the story and the images of a stage production of this tale inspired the quilt.
The Light Princess (21” x 26”) – she had no gravity, except when in water