Sunday, June 24, 2012

A World of Their Own

Quilt #92

A World of Their Own

Here is a quilt that I painted  with Tsukineko Inks in a class with Patt Blair in April at the Empty Spools Seminar in Asilomar, California.

I always knew I wanted to make a quilt from this picture and when Patt told us we could use one of our own photographs for this class, I knew right away that it was going to be this one.

photo inspiration

This is my grandson Mackenzie, when about 9 or 10 years old (he is now 21) and my niece's dog, Bailey sitting on the front of our pontoon boat.

A couple pictures of work in progress: 
Day 2
Day 4
The painting part of this quilt was done in class. I have tried painting on fabric before and I this is my favourite by far.

I quilted it pretty heavily using three different threads. A variegated YLI Variations for Bailey, the dog, several WonderFil Rayons and Invisafil for Mackie and Valdani Hand-Overdyed for the water.
back of quilt

It took a while to get the nerve to get started with the quilting but then it all flowed really well.

I decided to use the sleeve as my label.  I tried this on a quilt recently and liked the result. 

label on sleeve

I am so pleased with the way this quilt turned out, I love it.

It was the best workshop ever with a wonderful fun teacher, at a great location. I went with three friends from Canada and a good time was had by all.

Thanks to Patt Blair for sharing so much with us and a very enjoyable week at Empty Spools Seminar.

And here is Patt with her beautiful mountain lion painted quilt.  The quilting is amazing.
Patt Blair 


Quilt Name: A World of Their Own
Description: Hand painted wholecloth
Pattern: Original
Size: 24” x 16”
Fabrics: 100% cotton
Predominant colours: Blue, Yellow
Construction Techniques: Hand painted Wholecloth with Tsukineko Inks
Back: Snow Dyed cotton
Batting: Wool
Edge finish: Double fold french binding
Quilting: Free motion quilted on Domestic Machine
Quilted by: Terry Whyte
Sleeve: yes
Label: Machine programmed and stitched on label
Date completed: June 2012
Inspiration: Patt Blair in workshop
Quilt History:
Maker: Terry Whyte


Tammy said...

My goodness Terry! Your "a world of their own quilt" is fabulous! I love it, the painting and quilting are exquisite. Very, very well done.

Quilter Kathy said...

This is gorgeous! I enjoyed seeing the "in progress" photos also!