This quilt was inspired from a photograph taken by Terry Donnelly in southern Tuscany in the village of Sorano, Italy. The photo captured a wonderful interplay of light on the ancient cobblestones and my goal was to recreate the same play of light in fabric. This quilt took almost a year to complete and has around 22,000 pattern pieces. I created it using my picture piecing technique. Insects and a bird are hidden within the vine foliage. Photos by Mike McCormick.
Through Tuscany by Cynthia England
89" x 89"
Detail of archway in Through Tuscany.
Close-up of bird hidden in Through Tuscany.
Detail of the doorstep in Through Tuscany.
Best of Fabric Manipulation, Oklahoma Winter Quilt Show, 2007
2nd Place, Masters Category, Dallas Quilt Show, March 2007
Fons and Porter's Love of Quilting magazine, January/February 2009 issue
Through Tuscany appears on page 98 in the "Last Stitch" column.
Juried into the International Quilt Association's show Quilts: A World of Beauty at the 2006 Fall International Quilt Festival, Houston, TX.