Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Escape to the Surreal

Quilt #39
Escape to the Surreal - click on picture to enlarge

This is a whole cloth quilt that was inspired by a piece of my own dyed fabric.

The fabric was dyed by bunching and tying up one end. It was then hung up with the free end in the dye pot so that the dye would wick up the fabric. Once the golden colour was set, I did the same with the other end into black dye.


detail


Several colours and types of threads and many different quilting stitches added texture and design to the patterns on the cloth.

back

Some of the quilting designs were inspired by Linda and Laura Kemshall (The Painted Quilt) and Leah Day of Day Style Designs.

This quilt won the Award of Excellence for Abstract Wall quilt 1st Place at the 2010 Canadian Quilting Association National Juried Show in Calgary, AB

Quilt Name: Escape to the Surreal
Description: Machine quilted Wholecloth Wall hanging
Pattern: Original design
Size: 20” x 26”
Fabrics: Hand dyed muslin on front – 100% black cotton on back
Predominant colours: Golden Orange, black, brown, green
Construction Techniques: Quilted using several colours and types of threads and many different quilting stitches to add texture and design to the patterns on the cloth.
Back: 100% black cotton
Batting: Bamboo
Edge finish: Double fold French binding
Quilting: Machine quilted on domestic sewing machine
Quilted by: Terry Whyte
Sleeve: Yes
Label: Yes
Date completed: January, 2010
Quilt History: Award of Excellence for Abstract Wall quilt 1st Place- 2010 CQA National Juried Show in Calgary, AB. Displayed in 2011 Kirkland Lake Mile of Gold Quilters Guild Show.
Maker: Terry Whyte