Friday, 2 November 2007

Journal Quilt 2007


"Colours of the Indus"

Now that the Houston Quilt Festival has opened I am able to share my 2007 Journal Quilt with you. In the past we have made 9 quilts throughout the year. You can see all of my Journal Quilts here on my website. This year was a little different. We made one Journal Quilt equivalent in size to 4 journal quilts.

Creative Quilting techniques used: fabric painting (p. 145); beading (p. 218); hand dye (p.237)

The source for this quilt was the Colours of the Indus exhibition I visited a few years ago. I loved the pink and blue colours of the textiles from that area and the lovely teardrop or Paisley designs also from the area.

I hand dyed the background fabric, masked the geometric and teardrop design with freezer paper and masking tape and free motion quilted the non masked areas. I then over painted the quilted area with blue acrylic paint using a roller. I hand beaded the piece.

Taking part in the Journal Quilt project over the past 4 years has helped me grow as an artist. Had I not participated in the project I would never have had the courage to enter my first Judged/Juried competition this year.

18 comments:

Sandy said...

Nice and in purple-one of my favorite colors. Sandy

SuZ said...

nice-nice-nice Carol !!! love the color !!!

and I also want to thank you for the wonderful & very useful tutorials you have posted...you make computer-ing a bit easier for us non-techies !!! vbg...thanks for sharing your knowledge so generously...

marion said...

And very nice it is too. Well done that woman

Nellie's Needles said...

All three journals are wonderful in the photographs on your website. I can hardly imagine how thrilling it would be to see them "for real".

Barbara said...

I will touch it!!!But its not possible:(( Love the colours!

Vicki W said...

I saw your quilt today - it's beautiful! The photo doesn't do it justice.

Ruth said...

It's beautiful - I'm partial to purple!

Judy Scott said...

Oh its lovely ~ Jx

Dianne said...

Lovely design - and that purple is purpleiscious!!

Nikki said...

I love the purple! I also enjoy overpainting after quilting -- it gives such a nice texture.

MargaretR said...

That is a very beautiful quilt. I will go and have a look at the rest shortly.
Oh, it is lovely to feel like going to my favaourite blogs once more. I have a lot of catching up to do.

Carole said...

Well done, Carol.
I like the idea of over painting after you have done some work on it. I wouldn't have thought of that. I sometimes do that with my quilting... I have shisha mirrors and haven't been sure what to do with them. Lovely......
Carole

Homeleightigger said...

It's just wonderful Carol - and many congratulations! Val

Tonniece said...

It's beautiful Carol.

Shirley Goodwin said...

Lovely colours, Carol. Well done.

MargaretR said...

This is my second comment here Carol. Did I miss the second part of your post which mentions Colours of the Indus or is it extra? I saw that fantastic exhibition too and have the book. I must go and look at it again.

Suzanne said...

Only thing we can say Carol is, always a non stop creative mind, I too like the purple.
Suzanne

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