Friday, March 9, 2012

Moonlight Solitude

Quilt # 78

Moonlight Solitude

This was a monochromatic challenge taken on by members of the Northern Ontario Fibre Artists. Each member supplied a piece of fabric, 14” x 14” in the colour of their choice. The piece was then exchanged between members who each added “something” to it. The first addition usually sets the theme for the whole quilt. Only shades of the background fabric could be used.

This is what it looked like when I got it back.

Kit appliqued the tree and painted the tree line, as well as some shading in the background.
Jane added the clouds made of dryer lint covered with tulle and stitching.
Marnie beaded the moon.

Karen added a silver lame hill to ground the tree.
Silvia appliqued the canoe along with some weeds and ripples.
Marie embroidered some trees along the water's edge and birds flying in the moonlight.


We could then finish it in any way we wanted.

I added the white line dividing the ground from the water.
Painted the moon white and rubbed some of the paint off to still see the shine on the beads. Also painted the moon's reflection in the water. I added small borders at top and bottom and quilted it.

After binding it, I thought it still needed something, so I added the “rock” beads along the bottom border.




Quilt Name: Moonlight Solitude
Description: Appliqued wall hanging
Pattern: Original
Size: 13½” x 16”
Fabrics: 100% cotton, lame, dryer lint
Predominant colours: Grey
Construction Techniques: Applique, beading, embroidery
Back: 100% cotton
Batting: Hobbs 80/20
Edge finish: Single fold binding
Quilting: Machine quilted
Quilted by: Terry Whyte
Sleeve: Yes
Label: Yes
Date completed: 2011
Appraised: No
Quilt History:
Maker: Terry Whyte


Tammy said...

Hi Terry, Your Moonlight Solitude is beautiful. Though I must say this is the first time I've seen dryer lint used. It looks fabulous. I love it. Bravo...well done.

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