Saturday, 30 November 2013

Not Quite Periwinkle

Three scheduled posts already - it's a bit like Christmas, the temptation to peek is huge but I know that the wait will be worth it!

I'm sorry for the NQP of the title but I had so much fun doing this! Auditioning fabric in terms of colour and placement is one of the most enjoyable parts of quilt making for me so I don't know why I haven't used collage before. You can tell that this is a first for me because of the quality of the technique - I suddenly seemed to have eight fingers on each hand all of which were getting in the way as I stitched.

I had chosen some fabric which when put together reminded me of a trip, many years ago, to Denmark and I moved on from there .....


I should add that what look like staples at the top of this piece is a line of stitch which happened to catch the flash of the camera!

10 comments:

  1. I think the greens, the yellow and the boysenberry work nicely with the assigned colour.

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  2. Great collage - love your mix of colours.

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  3. I like your colour choice too and the way that the black provides a frame

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  4. Great mix of colours and design. The whole piece works well and makes a very interesting design.

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  5. Love it! Love the use of the elusive periwinkle and the stitching. Very evocative of a long ago trip.

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  6. Love the colours, the shapes, contrasts, various textures and additional mixed media. I was trying to do the same but you succeeded. You should do more of this. Hilary

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  7. Congratulations to step into new territory. You make it look easy. Very nice addition of the variagated thread in the periwinkle fabric.

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  8. Collages are not easy and you did a stunning job! I especially like the special stitching that you added. Very nice.

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  9. Memory is the perfect theme for collage and it looks like you had fun combining paper, stitch and fabric for your piece. Also love the use of script to convey a more personal statement.

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  10. love this piece, evocative. colors complement each other well and hand stitching is used so well.

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