Wednesday, November 02, 2005

February Journal Quilt

These are my rough notes for January and February (February first for the above reason).

Wisteria pods hanging on bare plant. Photo. Drawing. Picked some and drew round some.
Echoed side shapes

Let it sit for a week and added bits and decided what looked best
One idea led to another. Got quite zany in the end. Difficult to know where to stop and when adding any more would spoil rather than enhance the page.

Decided to do the silk painting one because the first had got very bitty and wanted to portray the raw/stark simplicity of the image of the image.
Chose to outline pod with gutta and back the silk with green/orange fabric for stability. This worked well, echoing the colours of the borders and binding. I liked this page - uncluttered and simple design.

Difficulty in all of them to know when finished - when it had enough quilting, embellishment etc, and when it had too much.

Here is February's:

And the statement:
I played with the pod design a bit more. I layered cotton fabric, velvet and metallic organza, stitched the pod shape and cut back to the velvet. I kept looking at it for a few days; eventually added yellow and orange pieces and cut it up to echo side shapes and backed it with a linen placemat! Started to experiment with alternative bindings.


At 11/02/2005 08:32:00 pm, Blogger Valeri said...

I like the colours you have used here and the edge finish. You must have put a lot of work into your journal quilts. Not only the stitching but all the thought processes as well.

At 11/03/2005 11:32:00 am, Blogger mary m. said...


Nice echoing of the organic shapes. The experimental binding adds a nice contrast.


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