Thursday, 31 August 2017

Three Portraits                                              

is the title of my quilt and my inspiration.

My aim was that you would never guess what my inspiration was, he,he.....

At first I looked for paintings with very little colour in them and I fell for these three wonderful portraits. I decided to incorporate them all by printing them onto fabric, add Heat and Bond then cut them in bits. I  selected the bits I wanted to use and made a pleasing arrangement (to me). Fused to a heavily quilted background, then added some machine stitching.
I meant to include no gold, but couldn’t resist, starting with the border.
Had it in my head for a long time, and it turned out exactly as I had hoped. 

Now bring on the next challenge!


  1. What a lovely subtle way to use these portraits. I like how you've put it all together.

  2. Wow! You really bring a whole new approach to the challenge each time. Very clever.

  3. I would never have thought of the approach you took and it is truly inspirational. I associate Klimt with gold, gold and more gold, but you have brought your interpretation to a different level and incorporated not only such suble shades of colour but were brave enough to cut them up and re-arrange them on a dark background. Your interpretation is so different, and the arrangement of the various pieces work so well the whole piece has a very soothing and calming effect.

  4. I really like the minimalist look . So much of Klimts work is very busy and by choosing these portraits with subtle neutral colours you have pointed out another side of Klimt's work. This is a very well thought out piece, beautifully put together. Rosemary

  5. It is a very unique spin on the subject, so refreshing! Very lovely.

  6. Wow! I love what you have done. It is so 'out of the box' but it works brilliantly. Thank you, Mai-Britt. It is always good to have our imaginations stretched.

  7. I like the neutral colours. I would never have guessed that it came from these portraits. I like the way that you have used the artist's work without it being so obvious as to who the artist is.

  8. What an innovative way of approaching this challenge! I so appreciate "thinking out of the box" but, wow, you took it to a whole new level! Love it!