Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Quilts from 2006 - 2007

Noddy 27" x 18" For Natalie on her fourth birthday - all raw edge applique copied from the Edin Blyton books. She's already outgrown Noddy.

Art-Nouveau Stained Glass, 17" x 32"  March 2006. Inspired by the Art Nouveau stained-glass windows of Stanislaw Wyspianski in the Franciscan Church, Krakow, Poland, from 2005 visit.

Brighton Pavilion.  28" x 24" For the sky I painted some of the fabrics using a resist for the stars. Blocks were then randomly pieced log-cabin style and patched together, with difficulty. The final swirls of the quilting was to convey a "Starry Night" feel. The building was mostly seamed together, and the domes and minarets are raw-edge applique. Strips of decorative ribbon with the edges cut off were used for the glitter effect on the dome.

Veggies for the Heart. 20" x16" This was a challenge quilt for the SCQVA Quilt Show in 2007. We were given fat quarters of the orange, purple and turquoise and could add five other fabrics. A heart had to appear in the picture, hence the "Certified Organic" notice on the eggplant.

Waterlillies and Koi. 18" x 18" Used pastel pencils on the 3D petals, beads in the center. Orange fabric for the fish with painted detail. The background has netting over the fish to create an underwater effect.

Diamonds and Squares  35" x 35" This one took a lot of working out to get the diamond and squares to fit together all with 2.5" blocks and half-square triangles

Tea Time at Mary's.  22" x 22" For Mary's xxth birthday. I like views through windows, and this was a very modified view from her back porch painted on fabric with Tsukeniko inks

Sue's Office at Meadow View. 24" x 20" This was a more accurate view of Sue's garden for her xxth birthday, with her antique desk and ornaments in front. The first desk picture (below) was my original version, which I kept. All three have photos of the girls from 2001.

Sue's antique desk  24" x 19"

Autmn Forest.  14" x 11" Raw edge applique, a painted background and Solvy trees.

Tulips.  20" x 22"  Started in a class given by Marjan Kluepfel, mostly using her hand-died fabric; one piece colored from dark green/blue to red/yellow. Raw edge applique

An actual bed quilt (about 60" x 60")  - the first of not very many. Started at Scrapbusters, and now keeping Louise warm in England.

Bridalveil Falls, Yosemite. 16" x 14" The background is painted on fabric, and the trees and rocks are glued in placed and then machine appliqued. The foliage is made from small scrap pieces of green batiks, randomly machined stitched between layers of Solvy (which when disolved and dried magically become trees). The stream/falls are pieces of unspun wool felted into an interfacing background with the addition of ribbon and thread.

Stream in a Forest.   19" x 16" A made up view; maybe a misplaced Ashness Bridge? Done with the same techniques as Bridalveil Falls.

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