Friday, October 17, 2014


Quilt Documentation # 165

This was my entry into the Englehart Area Artists' - 6th Annual Juried Art Exhibition.
The show is on from October 11th to the 26th.

It started as a sketch in my notebook.

The background was a piece of white cotton that I placed under another piece when hand dyeing by painting with liquid dyes (Procion H). This piece was to absorb the excess dye. I liked how the loosely woven cotton took the dye and decided to use it in this piece.

These are the two pieces side by side.

The flowers, leaves, and vase are organza that I stitched on and then burned around the edges using a soldering iron. The thread and background need to be natural fibre (cotton) to do this.

organza stitched
edges were burned to remove excess

Beads were added and stems were hand embroidered.

Close-ups of quilting:

I added strips of fabric around the edges to wrap and fasten to a wood frame.

stapled to wood frame
signed and dated on bottom front

Linking up to The Needle and Thread Network and Nina-Marie's Off the Wall Friday.

Happy quiltilng,


Quilt Name: Blooms
Description: Appliqued organza on hand dyed wholecloth background
Pattern: Original
Size: 20” x 40”
Fabrics: 100% cotton & organza
Predominant colours: Blue, green white
Construction Techniques: Organza appliqued and burned w/ soldering iron
Back: 100% cotton
Batting: one layer of cotton and one layer of mystery batting
Edge finish: Strips added around the edges and wrapped around wood frame
Quilting: Free motion quilted on Domestic Machine
Quilted by: Terry Whyte
Sleeve: no
Label: signed on front
Date completed: October 2014
Inspiration: own sketch
Quilt History: Juried into 6th annual Englehart Area Artists show, 2014
Maker: Terry Whyte


Marjorie's Busy Corner said...

this is just gorgeous!!!

Hilary Florence said...

A very interesting and instructive post Terry. The use of your back ground cloth is great and works really well. I didn't know the technique of stitch and burn applique so that was very useful. And I loved the close details of your quilting. A lovely piece - I hope it does well in the show.

Gwyned Trefethen said...

I've known about burning fabric, but never really thought about the process. Thank you for sharing your method. Love that you chose the drop cloth for the background.

Muv said...

Terry, this is a beautiful work, and so many processes! I had never heard of Stitch and Burn. It sounds terrifying. I daren't try it.
Love from England, Muv