Wednesday, April 22, 2015

Monday, April 20, 2015


The theme for April in EB's masterclass was color. And if you think that this quilt looks familiair, you are correct :-). I used the same design as in January, only not in greyscale, but in vibrant colors this time. The first picture shows the grey scale:

And the next ones show the proces of creating the colored version:

Not really happy with this. It felt too flat and booring. While I was trying this out, I still had the idea of a leaf in my mind. I discovered that it went much better when I started thinking of it as an abstract composition. I added more different colors in it and mixed them. This is what it turned into:

And this is EB's comment:

- Rich, harmonious color, strong diagonal structure holding the arrangement of circles together, good range of values..and beautiful lines!  In fact I think it is those little skinny lines that make this piece so elegant..and the colors make it look like a rich brocade.  I like  the little hints of orange that you introduced, just a tiny bit, but enough to give a little spark.  and the variety of different purples just adds to the richness.  Using all the same purple or all the same yellow would have made it very flat.  Lovely!-

Saturday, April 18, 2015


For Voyage the theme for this year is abstracted nature and with a theme like that it can be difficult to determine how abstract will I make it. Do I still want it to be recognisable or do I go further? For this quilt I took an inspirational photo of a cotton seed pod and played a bit with it in Photoshop to create a starting point.

The fabrics I used are my own hand dyed  and discharged ones with a little bit of raw silk. Funny enough I had to use this silk instead of white cotton as this was too smooth for the effect I wanted to create. Size is 17" x 24" and the - not very original - title is 'Cotton'.

Tuesday, April 14, 2015


The Taiwan Art Quilt Society organises an international quilt exhibition in April/May 2016. Voyage Art Textiles is one of the special  group exhibits there. The theme for this coming show is protecting the Earth's environment. This is the quilt I made for this show:

And a detail shot:

Title of this quilt is 'Be careful with your trash', size is 15"x23".

Wednesday, April 08, 2015

Sunday, April 05, 2015


The March theme for Sky-is-the-Limit was 'through'. At first that gave me problems, because what can you do with this theme, but then I realised that I could take advantage of the sample I made for EB's masterclass. Her theme for March was lines. Using this sample I only had to add the oval and I had a suitable composition for the theme through. This is what I came up with:

All the fabrics I used are my own hand dyed or hand stamped ones. This quilt will be my contribution to the SAQA auction 2015.

Friday, April 03, 2015


In EB's masterclass the theme for March was lines. This is one of the sketches I did for it:

Sketching is not my favorite way of spending my time (grin) and often it is only a starting point. As you can see the final result does not resemble the sketch a lot:

Size of this quilt is 40"x18". No title yet. If you have an idea, please let me know. On purpose I decided upon this size as I have another lines quilt which has that size. Is there a new series in the making?
As it is Friday I am linking this post to Nina-Marie's Off the Wall Friday.

Wednesday, April 01, 2015