Sunday, February 20, 2011

Kitchen quilt


I finished another little quilt tonight. This one is destined for my kitchen wall - I'll show you it in situ when its hung which will be after my pelmet and blind are fitted this coming week. It measures 14 by  14.5  inches.

The fabric on the left is commerical but I made the fabric on the right and I am very proud of myself as its the first time I've done anything like it. I quilted the pattern, and rubbed some silver oil pastel into some of the lines. Then I made freezer paper stencils and overlapped green markal stenciling, rotating and altering the stencils as I went. then I did the same thing with silver metal leaf.  Then I hand stitched a similar set of symbols.

Ironically it is inspired by my latest Twelve by Twelve quilt but I can't show you that until my reveal on 1st March!

6 comments:

Terri Stegmiller said...

Love this quilt Helen! I like both the commercial fabric and your hand painted fabric.

Gerrie said...

I like the juxtaposition of these two fabrics - sort of yin and yang!! Nice.

Joanne S said...

I don't know where you've been, or where you are going; but I really like where you are right now. (in fiber). This is art.

Rachel said...

You've produced a beautifully-balanced composition here, and you must be so proud of your fabric!

Diane said...

Wow! Wow! I love it! And your original fabric is stunning. Did I say WOW?!

Rayna said...

Oho - you're off and running. Lovely! I think you are brave to put a quilt in your kitchen; I've always hesitated because I was sure it would get smelly and greasy.