Friday, November 02, 2007

2007 Journal Quilt


Cellular

Creative Quilting techniques used: layered sheer fabrics (p. 11); stamped imagery (p. 67); close machine quilting (p. 247)

2007 has been all about creativity for me. I have made more art this year than ever before, learned many new techniques, developed personal imagery and had an absolute ball doing it. I was given Creative Quilting – the Journal Quilt Project for my birthday early in the year and found a wealth of inspiration in its pages. In planning my journal quilt, I thought about my year of creativity. It feels like I have been developing my art and creativity at a cellular level, deep within my being. Art is bubbling just beneath the surface and bursts forth at every opportunity. My journal quilt features a painted sheer fabric, framed by stamped and dyed fabrics. The piece was heavily quilted, with some sections of the sheer fabric burnt away to reveal the sub-strata.
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9 comments:

Stacy said...

This is beautiful! The colors just sing! Love it!

Nikki said...

I love your bright colors and heavy quilting. The details are wonderful and the piece glows. Beautiful!

zquilts said...

What a great piece !
The colors vibrate.

Carole said...

Such a warm lively piece, well done!
Carole

cat in tassie said...

Nic, this is a wonderful piece! Shows how successful working with a limited pallette can be. Between you and Lisa Walton, I don't have too look much further for inspiration.

Carol said...

Beautiful JQ. I love the colours they are so vibrant.

Anonymous said...

Great effort and really shows the development and evolvement of your talent. Well done. I look forward to seeing it evolve even more.

Carol McG

Susan said...

Wonderful quilt! I love the bright colors, and the cheerful shapes. Thanks for the info on how it's made, too.

suzanne said...

This is so gorgeous! The colors almost knock my socks off!!!

Great composition!