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Awaiting a Night of Passion


This is my piece for the 12 X 12 theme, Passion. The title is Satin Sheets. Several ideas passed through my brain, but I decided to go for the more titillating, tongue in cheek view.

I cut strips of silk charmeuse into strips which wove on to a background of white silk satin. I then machine quilted with sensuous curves.


To create rose petals to be strewn on this perfectly made bed, I fused two pieces of painted red silk together. I then cut petal shapes.


To make them 3 dimensional, I cut a slit and glued one side to another along the slit.


These were sewn to the silk background with a matching bead in the center.


So there you have it – satin sheets and rose petals, foretelling a night of passion.

7 Responses to “Awaiting a Night of Passion”

  1. Regina says:


    what a wonderful and clever interpretation of the Passion theme!
    I’m happy to be able to read your blog again..
    Have really missed it!

  2. Great interpretation of passion. This is what makes art so interesting. Love it.

  3. dee says:

    hot stuff Lady! Love the rose petals

  4. betsy says:

    Gerri, it is lovely.

  5. Louise in SW Saskatchewan says:

    Gerry, what a wonderful interpretation of the sheets…….I have to agree with what carol and christine have said!!

    You’ve also given me some inspiration on how to incorporate dimension into one of the pieces I’m currently working on (not roses tho).


  6. Gerrie, I ADORE the colors in this and the wonderful graphic quality of the “sheets” contrasted with the more organic nature of the rose petals. Beautiful, passionate. 🙂