Friday, 30 November 2012

Spools of Thread

As soon as the theme was announced, I knew exactly what I wanted to do. I created a screen from an image I found online (with permission from mysanityspot.blogspot.ca) and printed it on different colours of fabric, then echo quilted it. Instead of batting, I used two layers of black felt, which also stood in for the binding. Voila!

9 comments:

  1. Very retro - lucky you to have such a strong idea from the beginning. You have pulled it off perfectly. Love the idea of the black felt being the binding and the batting.

    Hilary

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  2. Love the simplicity of the piece. The colours and screen work so well and I love the idea of the 2 layers of felt giving the binding.

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  3. So you! It's lovely, and it's so bright and cheerful. How nice to have an idea so early, and then be able to execute it so well.

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  4. This is great - love the different coloured blocks. It is great when you know exactly what to do and as it evolves. I really like this piece.

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  5. This is very Helena, for sure. Fearless use of colour and contrast. A perfect response to the theme.

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  6. So simple and so very effective. I love the way you have used the felt.

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  7. i saw this piece also in 'real life.' i love the 'warholian' look which helena does so well - her stitching always adding something extra. well done dear

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  8. Great piece Helena.I love how this will stand out in a crowd yet be so intesting close up as well.

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  9. Dynamic and lively. Interesting how although the thread image is the same in each block, the eye keeps travelling around looking at each one.

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