Saturday, August 15, 2015

Abstracted nature is completed

For Voyage - one of my online quilt groups - the theme this year was abstracted nature. My 4 quilts are all based on plants. Okay, I admit, plants with a twist :-). For this quilt my inspiration was cattails, not the animal type, but the type you find in the water. In Dutch we call them cigars. The fun part with the abstract is, that you do not have to follow the rules of reality. In this case I used rectangular red/pink fabric for the seed pods.

All fabrics used are my own hand dyed or snow dyed ones plus some strips of Ugandan barkcloth. Size is 17"x24". All the abstracted nature quilts will be on show in Minneapolis and Prague in 2016 and Maastricht in 2017.

Monday, July 27, 2015

Old work

We all have work that for some reason we are not satisfied with. I have a couple of canvasses with little quilts on it which I made a couple of years and knew that they needed more. Here is a picture of one of them:

Yesterday I decided to apply some paint on to it. I used a combination of 3 different Golden fluid acrylics and now it looks like this:

Not certain if it is completed now, but it looks better :-).

Wednesday, July 22, 2015

TAFA contest

Every month TAFA has a photo contest. For July the theme is Window to the World and one of my quilts is in it. Click on this link to go to the page. Voting closes in about 10 hours.

Wednesday, July 15, 2015

Peas in a pod

For Voyage the theme this year is abstracted nature. The fun part of this theme is that the abstract gives you all the space to be bold and change whatever you want. In this case my peas are different shades of blue, a color I have never seen for peas in real life :-).

All the fabrics I used are my own hand dyed / hand painted ones. Size is 17"x24".

Tuesday, July 07, 2015


For Stitched, one of my online groups, I picked the theme beverages for this year. Here is my first quilt:

It may not look like a beverage, but it is based upon a microscopic photo of tequila. I used a combination of hand dyed and commercial scraps on top of a black background. Size is 12"x24".

Wednesday, July 01, 2015

Monday, June 29, 2015

layers is finished

And this is how the finished layers quilt looks like:

Fabrics used are a combination of my own hand dyed ones and commercial ones. Size is 12"x24"and the title is Cornucopia. Thanks Sheila for suggesting this name!