Wednesday, 27 July 2011

Second piece for the Exhibition ....

This is the second of five pieces I have created for Kindred Spirits Exhibition "Following the Footsteps".
It is a 'wholecloth quilt'.  I first painted the fabric with walnut ink, then I sandwiched it up and free-machine quilted the 'flowers' in the middle.  I did not mark anything - just kept stitching until I reckoned I'd done enough.  Then I added the reeds (grasses) at the top and the water at the bottom, and finally the tree.
I then picked out some of the shapes with more walnut ink, and finished off with sepia acrylic ink.
The only coloured thread I used is the berries on the tree.  The binding is a piece of hand dyed fabric.  This closeup will be in our calendar for 2012.  The quilt is mounted over a wooden frame 20" x 30".
Till next time .....

8 comments:

Heather said...

This is beautiful Val. I could look at it for ages, and love the way you have worked the tree.

Doreen G said...

Fabulous Val-incredible stitching once again.

Mandi said...

Absolutely beautiful Val....

Trillian said...

This quilt is wonderful!

Judith said...

I love this, can't wait to see what comes next

Magpie's Mumblings said...

Absolutely beyond gorgeous - I love this piece. Wow!! I really like the way you've used walnut ink and the subtle results. Good job!!

Linda said...

A true work of art Val....the section just below centre is so cleverly stitched. Clever you!!

Gina said...

This is beautiful Val. Wonderful stitching.