14 September 2008

From the show

These two pieces were shown at the Festival of Quilts last month. They're here now for the record.

"And Flowers Almost Poems" is 140 cm long, 30 cm wide -It's strips of thin plain silk, little bits of heavier flowery vintage silk, strips of dupion stamped with characters like "love" and "peace" (and flower, beauty, grace, happiness, from a set of rubber stamps, put together to resemble lines of chinese poems). The parallel stitching functions as quilting, and with a bit more practice I'll be able to get nice smooth curves - "Rainstorms" was in the "Elemental" challenge--It incorporates monoprints done on fabric with ordinary printing ink (I like the type of mark you get this way) -and it also uses layers of overlapping sheer fabric -

3 comments:

Robbie (Australia) said...

These are both lovely pieces, Margaret. Can't wait to see the Lisa Walton workshop quilt completed..' eyelash yarn and all!

Mai-Britt said...

Gosh - thanks Margaret, they are beautiful..........

I managed to miss these completely at the festival :O( I wonder what category the first one where in?

magsramsay said...

I saw both your pieces at FoQ and took several photos of your 'elemental' quilt. I particularly liked the subtle quirky shape of the top .So many people go OTT when deciding it won't be a regular rectangle but you've achieved a lovely balance.