Saturday, 22 August 2015
May to August Journal Quilts
After worrying whether I'd complete 4 quilts in time , I've actually made 6, all based on the 'mark-making' from my 2 City Lit courses ( Printmaking and Develop your Drawing) and CQ Summer School which took place during this period of time.
Collagraph of feather printed on fabric and applied to monoprint of threads
drawing in graphite of pewter pot from multiple viewpoints, heavily machine quilted with variegated threads
Dorothy Caldwell masterclass). Quilted with fancy machine embroidery stitches ( hearts and stars) with connecting threads left. Needs more practice but this technique has possibilities in producing a different set of marks to my hand stitching and usual machine quilting.
boiled wool fabric purchased in Shrewsbury. Edge finished with blanket stitch. Mainly sewn on train journeys! This fabric is lovely to sew even though it stretches, I'll be doing more stitching experiments with it.
My next set of 4 ( or more) journal quilts will be based on my eco dyed/ printed fabrics