Saturday, 31 May 2014

Apricot /peach challenge




Still working on the theme of my daughter's wedding, I am using a stained glass window of the Sha'ar Hashomayim synagogue, where my daughter got married , as the inspiration for my interpretation of this colour.
Using the stained glass quilting technique (which I have never done), and different colored silk fabrics, I completed this piece according to a demo I found on you tube.
I am thoroughly enjoying my journey backwards from an art quilter to one who is enjoying all these traditional methods and techniques.
PS  following on a suggestion from Colleen, I am posting a photo of my daughter and her husband showing where my inspiration for this piece comes from.
Thanks Colleen!




12 comments:

  1. How wonderful, Pam, that you have had a chance to interpret, in your own special way, the many aspects of this important family event.

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  2. Sometimes the simplest designs are the most striking. Another perfect reminder of a very special occasion. Lovely choice of colours.

    Hilary

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  3. Love the use of the silks in the window, they really give it a shine. Have you thought about what you will do with the completed set when they are all finished? They are a wonderful memorial of the wedding.

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    1. wld love to make them into one big wall hanging
      i guess it depends on the size of their accomodation - right now they do not even have place to hang the chupah on any wall

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  4. So beautiful Pam. The silk is a lovely touch and the piece is so evocative of another aspect of this special family event.

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  5. When you see the beauty of this silk piece in person it really does add another dimension to the entire piece. So lovely.

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  6. I agree with Hilary, we sometimes complicate out designs and this is proof that in some cases less is best. Very striking.

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  7. I too am enjoying your reverse journey to the traditional end of the spectrum. It's easy to forget the scale of this piece, you've mastered the technique so well!
    Has your daughter seen these pieces yet?

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    1. my daughter has seen them and she loves them

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  8. It's a lovely piece - just glows when you see it.

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  9. The fabrics shimmer in real life, it's so pretty. I hope you post the picture of the stained glass.

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    1. excellent idea colleen - thanks a mil
      uploaded the pic - enjoy!

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