Sunday, 27 October 2013

Autumn Colours

Autumn is the time of year when I feel like creating something bold and colourful. This year again I just could not resist using these glorious autumn colours for my quilt! 

I painted my central panel with silk paints on fine white cotton, embroidered it using viscose threads, and quilted it. 

A beautiful landscape photograph was an inspiration for this quilt. I enjoyed using layers of embroidery thread over the painted background to achieve a sense of perspective and a light & shadow play.

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Friday, 25 October 2013

Vintage Lace

It's time for the Blogger's Quilt Festival again!
My entry is this original design wholecloth quilt inspired by antique lace and Regency stonework. 

It is free-motion machine quilted using viscose embroidery thread. I used a combination of pearl white and french grey coloured threads to create an aged look here.
Trapunto is used for the "carved" elements:))

I am very pleased with how the backing has turned out - the silver thread makes it sparkle in the sunlight.

The quilt measures 22x23" or 57x58 cm. I used pure cotton fabrics and Heirloom 80/20 wadding. 
I thought that this quilt would look wonderful in a classical style interior, or against a piece of painted french style furniture.

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