A4 Quilts

I’ve been doing some quilting, similar technique to the blue blocks in my last post. Above: My first finished A4 quilt. This one is made from left over fabric scraps from my quilting sample pieces and was dip dyed after stitching using Napthols rather than hand painted with Procion dyes like the previous ones. I’ve then used Shiva oil sticks and Setacolour metallic fabric paints to apply some more colour and bring out the texture of the quilting.
I’m going to send this to England for the Little Gems Tombola.

Above: Desert Sun Journal Quilt – more leftover scraps, this time hand painted with Procions after stitching onto a backing (shown below). I’ve then added a backing fabric, more stitching, some tyvek and celephane heated with an iron and the sun applique. I did the sun ages ago by free machining it on sheer fabric then using that to make a photographic stencil. I still have a few prints of it left. It’s been hand painted with dye after printing.
I’ve joined a Yahoo group for Australian and NZ quilters which does Journal quilts, this is for January’s topic: Heat.
I know I said I wouldn’t do any more challenges but this fits in with my aim of doing some quilts this year and it’s OK if I don’t do one every month.

Below: a detail of another piece done the same way as the top quilt. A further exercise from my new book Stitching to Dye in Quilt Art by C June Barnes. This one will become a bag. You can see the sun image again in the centre of the bag front.

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