Pretty But Potentially Deadly: February 2016
E.coli, pretty but so bad
In our first Four-in-Art reveal for 2016, the theme for the year is Color and for this round the sub-theme is Microscopic, chosen by Simone. It was the most difficult sub-theme to date, at least for me. I considered many subjects, but when I came across images of E.coli bacteria I knew the hunt was over - they spoke to me.
Up Close and Personal
This little thing almost took my mother's life AFTER she had survived a heart transplant. Her transplant took place in November 1990 and sometime in 1992, after eating (we believe) a burger from her favorite "hamburger joint", she became ill enough to be hospitalized. It was touch and go for some time and thankfully she recovered fully and lived another 10+ years with her new heart.
In this 12" quilt, I chose 4 background fabrics which reflected things you might see under a microscope. The E. coli cells are teal and hand-appliqued while all other stitching is done in Sulky Metallic in raspberry. Most of the actual quilting follows patterns in the background fabrics.
On the back I have used another piece which spoke "science" to me and included our great logo on the label (hard to believe this is our fourteenth reveal). A few other pictures will be on my Flickr site (Salt Ayer or Betty Ayers).