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.
|edges were burned to remove excess|
Beads were added and stems were hand embroidered.
Close-ups of quilting:
Linking up to The Needle and Thread Network and Nina-Marie's Off the Wall Friday.
Quilt Name: Blooms
Description: Appliqued organza on hand dyed wholecloth background
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
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