Friday, 13 May 2011

Bloggers Quilt Festival


Once again a big thank-you to Amy for organising the bloggers quilt festival.
This piece is in the style of kantha - the Indian technique - whilst using other techniques - this type of heavy stitching is soothing to me - it eats fabric like small children eat chocolate - and has a fabulous tactile quality. It is unfinished - it could be stitched to death - but I am unsure about it's destination so it remains in this kind of limbo - I will decide at some point..... I love the way the Caran D'Ache crayons melt - how the colours flood into each other in a slightly unpredicatable way. I don't claim this technique - but adore it's unpredictability.
This was a FAT Follow me blind challenge, the instructions were posted to the group. The piece started around 1 inches square, but has shrunk massively with the stitching. it's around 10 by 12 now.
Now what to do with it? not sure - it's decorative at the moment - I would prefer for it to become functional..... watch this space!

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The start was a piece of plain cotton, which was coloured using Caran D'Ache Neo-colour II crayons, sprit with water. This is my beloved technique - the results are unpredictable and rich.


Writing followed then FME, finally intense hand stitching - using the FME as a border of kinds. There is a second piece of muslin behind (US Calico), but no wadding.




Writing followed then FME, finally intense hand stitching - using the FME as a border of kinds. There is a second piece of muslin behind (US Calico), but no wadding. The text is snippets from the Beatles, Golden Slumbers.... Which suited my mood a lot at that time.....





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16 comments:

Angie Padilla said...

This is so interesting. Thank you for posting the step-by-step illustrations. I am definitely going to want to play around with this. I know the pictures always fall short of the real thing, but I can imagine the texture on this is marvelous!

stitchinpenny said...

I have never seen this technique and I am not sure that I woulod have either the nerve or the capability to do it.

Janet said...

How interesting! I love art quilting and using different techniques to make unusual pieces. I wonder what you will do with it next?

Dee J. said...

Very interesting technique. I am eager to try painting on cloth, but your method is much more freeing it seems. I really like what you've done and how its turned out. Thanks so much for sharing you technique with us.

Eileen said...

absolutely fascinating!! have never seen this type of thing and it's something i'd love to try. thanks so much for sharing and have a great day

Kelli said...

Wow, This is very different!
Love the colours!

QUILT ROUTES said...

Excellent. Thanks for sharing the process
Deborah

Jolanda said...

Very interesting technique. I have to try it some day. :)

Karen said...

What beautiful colours. I enjoyed following the process. Fascinating to see how it changes!

Feather on a Wire said...

Fun!!

Vicki said...

really cool quilt!

Manda said...

What an interesting technique! Gives a great effect!

Hollie said...

Gorgeous! And I love the words you quilted in there.

grendelskin said...

I like it, it's dreamy and looks like a lot of fun! I could see working a piece like that for years!

Rachel said...

Wow that is a really neat technique!! I love the texture that is created, this would look so lovely as blocks in a full quilt (maybe quilt as you go technique?) Thanks for sharing your quilt and your process with us!

Cheers!
Rachel
http://www.dewberrylane.com

syglad said...

This looks incredibly interisant out, could well have liked to try .. There were lots of great things in your blog and I often come back at a later date. Is not that good in written English, but I hope you understand me .. Have a great day.

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