This quilt was made from a scene in the "Passion of Christ". Pictures below show the various stages of construction.
Sky has been painted with fabric paint, then once dry quilted (3 layers of fabric)
Cross has been felted. Buttons (nails) have been sanded and painted.
Fabric was painted for the body and backed with a fine layer of felt. This enables the stitching (cuts) to give a dent impression. Hair and beard have been felted onto the body.
Thorns have been constructed using wash away. This picture shows it pinned out to dry.
The cross and body have been appliqued to background using both machine and hand applique. Cuts have been accentuated by "dry" brushing fabric paint onto the wounds. Contours of the face have been formed by pulling stitches through to the back of the face. Similar technique used when making a dolls face.
Final piece (below).
The bible verse I have associated with this piece comes from 1 Peter 2:24 – the last line “By his wounds we are healed”.